Union Baking closes, owners buy B&B

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Joe and Kelly Quinn, owners of Union Baking Co., will not reopen 303 E. Main St.’s doors this month. The couple purchased Old Towne Bed and Breakfast in Carmel. (Submitted photo)

Joe and Kelly Quinn, owners of Union Baking Co., will not reopen 303 E. Main St.’s doors this month. The couple purchased Old Towne Bed and Breakfast in Carmel. (Submitted photo)

By Anna Skinner

For years, Union Baking Co. perched on the corner of Union Street and Ind. 32 in downtown Westfield before moving down the road to 303 E. Main St. for more space to offer breakfast and lunch options as well as its bakery goods.

Yet, the bakery won’t reopen its doors after the month’s hiatus in January. Instead, the couple that owns the bakery, Joe and Kelly Quinn, purchased the Old Towne Bed and Breakfast in Carmel.

The couple’s catering business, JET Inflight Catering, which caters for Indianapolis aircraft, has taken off, as there are no other businesses like it in the area.

“While the bakery was doing well, catering was blowing up, and it’s literally just the two of us,” he said. “It got to the point we were working 12 to 15 hours a day, six to seven days a week, so it was very tiring but it seemed that the direction of business was going more toward the catering side of things.”

The Quinns said the decision was very bittersweet, as they would miss the Westfield customers, but it was the right decision for the long run and their plans to start a family.

“We are keeping it as it is,” Joe said of Old Towne Bed and Breakfast. “The ownership is changing, and the business model is going to be a bit different, but there’s a big garage out back to convert into a commercial kitchen, and we can further expand JET Inflight Catering Capabilities. There’s only 24 hours in a day, and this will make lives a lot easier and more profitable, too.”

The Quinns plan on continuing the baking side of Union Baking Co. through special orders of cupcakes, cakes and cookies, as well as being involved in some farmers markets around the city.

To order custom bakery items, email the Quinns at info@unionbakingco.com.

“We are definitely going to keep Union alive. We are just changing some things,” Joe said.


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