Feddersen Pizza Dough rolls to Huron

Feddersen Pizza Dough has new owners, a new name and a new location.
Melissa Topey
Oct 16, 2011

 

Feddersen Pizza Dough has new owners, a new name and a new location.

Edmond Hoty, owner of Edmond Hoty Concepts, purchased the Sandusky staple from Carolyn Thomsen and last week moved the operation to Huron.

Thomsen's husband Helmet purchased Feddersen's from Ozzie Feddersen in 1964, she said.

The business is now Feddersen's Bakery & Dough, Hoty said.

But one thing is still the same: the recipe.

Thomsen confirmed the recipe was included as part of the sale.

"We hope to have New Year's pretzels offered," Hoty said. "Everyone we talk to, the first thing they ask is are we going to have the New Year's pretzels."

Health reasons forced Thomsen to make the difficult decision to sell the business.

"The company needed young blood. Physically I could not do the job anymore after having back surgeries," Thomsen said. "It needed to go to someone who would love it as much as I did."

Read more about Hoty's plans for the business in Sunday's Register.

Comments

Centauri

Edmond Hoty, owner of Edmond Hoty Concepts, purchased the Sandusky staple from Carolyn Thomsen and last week moved the operation to Huron.

Another business leaves Sandusky

gene44870

Well at least the pizza dough will still be made .I worked at Feddersens Bakery when the coffee shop was still up and running strong , I miss working there with the fine hard wroking people that carried on the tradition . You all know that it wasnt till many years after Feddersen sold the bakery that they started making dough for pizza houses cover all most all of nothern ohio . I know cause not only did I help make it , but I also helped deliever it as well .

Its a shame that they moved it from the downtown Sandusky area , and hope they ccan still keep it running strong in Huron

grannie G

Where is the location going to be in Huron?

Darkhorse

So much for ECEDC.  Where were they when all this was going on? We had a company stolen right from under us.   You mean Sandusky couldn't accommodate the company within our own borders?  We certainly have a lot more to offer then Huron.  Sandusky needs to find out what went wrong and correct it before we lose anymore businesses to Huron or to any other city.   ECEDC was to retain jobs for us.

My thoughts

Hey Darkhorse:  Doesn't ECEDC stand for Erie County Economic Development Corp" and isn't Huron located in erie County?

 

T. A. Schwanger

Anybody in Bloggerville know how many jobs will be lost to Sandusky?  Trying to figure how much Sandusky income tax will be lost. How many of the employees live in Sandusky?

 

As for "MY Thoughts Say" regarding ECEDC, this move shows if business is going to move, or close, they will do so with or without ECEDC involvement.

BigMoney

At least the employees will feel safe when they leave work at night, no gun shots.

Julie R.

This is great!  Kroger's New Year's pretzels are ok but nothing like Fedderson's.

grandmasgirl

I also hate to see a business that has been in Sandusky for so many years leave. Fedderson's is a part of Sandusky history. I also think that Hoty should have made more of an attempt to keep this business in Sandusky. He can move to Huron if he wants, but we do want to know why he chose to move. I feel he at least owes us that much since we (as customers) kept the business going for so many years.

donutshopguy

 grandmasgirl,

Mr. Hoty owes you nothing. He just bought the company. He made a business decision. If you don't like the idea that he moved his business, don't buy his product.

Norma J-C

I think the business may be going in the Sawmill Parkway area, which is right next to Rt 2 and it's a very good location for getting the product shipped in a timely manner. I hope they bring back the frosted sugar cookies and a coffee shop for the truckers while they're at it. Are you listening Mr. Hoty?

P.S. In case you haven't noticed, Huron is almost dead center in the middle of the state on the south shore of Lake Erie. Ceylon is the exact middle and their product can go global being on the lake shore.

OMGreally

LOL...ok all those dogging on the EDEDC for letting the biz leave, Huron is in Erie county, so they did their job..it is still in the county....secondly, if it moves to the Sawmill Parkway area, which I saw someone stated...it is what, 10 mins from where it used to be????  Really??  So I am pretty sure that the employees that are working there could still make the trip to go to work everyday.  It isn't like it is moving to the other side of the state.  thirdly, with all the violence in downtown Sandusky these days (no matter what the ficticious police study says), any smart business man isn't going to continue to bring/keep his biz downtown, to much of a risk. 

frizzlefrap

1813 sawmill pkwy ..... knew it was going to be on that road. huron needs more businesses.

Raoul Duke

I heard they are moving to Mexico. Bastards!

Captain Gutz

I heard they are moving to Africa. Bustards!

WaterStreetCooncat

 @Normalcy:

 

"and their product can go global being on the lake shore."

...and it wasn't on the shore downtown?

Now that entire block will be uninhabited except the couple slum apartments sandwiched between Fedderson's & the Keller "structure"...oh, and I almost forgot...many seagulls, pidgeons & monster sized black snakes. YUMMMMMM!!! I love the uninhabited waterfront!

 

 

WaterStreetCooncat

 Now tourists will have another empty brick structure to ogle over, unless they turn it into another much needed condo or parking lot. The huge list of people dying to buy the building downtown include the following:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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frizzlefrap

yes ... i wish they would make pastries like they use to. when we were young we would stop by there and pick up a few to eat while we went fishing (about 7 in the morning) ..... hell, we use to even buy demores fish sandwiches too when we didn't catch anything  .... lol ..... cause they only cost 35 cents ..... and they were better then they are now, but, the fries were extremely greasy and we would stay away from them. wish sandusky would be like it was when i was young. things are just too expensive now and it's too hard to make a living .... what went wrong?

Darkhorse

The article stated that the City of Huron contacted Fedderson's about moving Fedderson's into Huron.  Did Huron or ECEDC first call the City of Sandusky to find out if the city could possibly accommodate the relocation within Sandusky's borders before taking a company away from Sandusky? I realize it is a tough world out there trying to bring  businesses into any city but this situation called for common courtesy. It does come down to the owner's call to choose any place he would like, but the citites are equipped with tools of persuasion in the way of loans that could have helped the owner in determining his relocation. I would like to know if ECEDC, the Ctiy of Huron, and the City of Sandusky where all notified as to the situation to try to keep the company in Sandusky,. if at all possible.  Yes, this company is still within the boundries of  Erie County but that is not the issue at the moment. The issue is team work and everyone being notified of the situation and not snatching companies from another city nearby without proper notification.

Raoul Duke

I think they should ask $500,000 for that prime location.

Raoul Duke

WaterStreetCooncat: I was never sure that they were still in business, so tourists who might have made their way down there probably couldn't tell either. If they sell this building at a reasonalbe price, then maybe someone will take a chance on opening a buisness there. And if the city would give temporary tax breaks for new businesses, and give grants for help wth the facade and sign... Everyone(in power)keeps talking about what needs to happen, but nobody actually does anything. Try something! Anything! The owners of these buildings are asking WAY too much for them. That would be fine if corporate restaurant chains were fighting over these spots(like on Rt 250 years ago), but they aren't. And they won't be. And we don't want them to be. So, we are counting on local people to occupy these buildings, and they need HELP And SUPPORT from the local goverment AND citizens.

So, they'll sit empty. Forever.

 

OMGreally

LOL ok first, I dont know how many ppl this company employs, but  my guess is it is what...20-30 max???  I could be wrong.  But it is acted by someone like this company employs hundreds of people and without that biz Sandusky is gonna fall into the lake.  If I own a small computer shop that employs a few people and I want to move my biz to a neighboring city for whatever reason, I am not bothering wasting my time contacting each city and erie county to say hey, me and my few employees are leaving unless you can do something and I wouldnt expect Sandusky to offer me tax breaks and incentives to stick around...is just silly.  It isn't like Delphi up and left sandusky for huron. 

William Jeffers...

What and the heck is a New Year's pretzel? 

OMGreally

And another thought, since Hoty is the person that bought and moved the company, maybe there is an outside chance he already has an idea of someone that would like to move into the building downtown???  He does do that as a biz no???  I mean I see Hoty signs all over 250 when driving around.  Don't know if he does..but just because it hasn't been mentioned doesnt mean it isnt so

OMGreally

@William...was thinking the same thing...

T. A. Schwanger

     Here's a thought Congeal, Moral, Merely, Ogre, Congeals, Congruently, Nonverbally" class="spell" id="sp-0" href="about:blank#">OMGrealy. While this may be a 20 or 30 employee move, start counting how many jobs have left Sandusky in the last decade and you'll begin counting hundreds.

     Gee I wonder if the move has anything to do with the sale of the Keller Building Condos  and possible  plans to tear down the Fedderson Building to make room for a Keller Building parking lot? If so, now we have reduced property tax along with lost income tax. Could be.

T. A. Schwanger
Sandusky May 2011

Columbus developer Thomas Fortin wants to turn the Keller building in downtown Sandusky into apartments, along with a retail section that could include a brew pub.

Fortin, of Thomas Fortin & Co., told city commissioners Monday he knows part of the Keller building likely can't be saved, but he still wants to develop half of it.

Historic preservation tax credits will be essential to make the project work, he said.

Fortin's vision for the project -- dubbed "The Lofts@Mariner's Cove" -- calls for 36 apartments that will each rent for $750 a month or less.

OMGreally

Jobs are leaving everywhere, so to believe for a second it is a Sandusky problem is crazy.  You should be thankful those jobs still exist and stayed in the county.  And if you are worried about keeping business in Sandusky, maybe start by making it a place where residents want to stay first.  Why would I put a business in a place where the residents dont even want to live???  When people start moving out of the city, why should a biz have to stay???  Fix the issues and maybe biz will stay, right now no reason to do so.

donutshopguy

 A city having over 75% of homes being rentals and over 85% of the school children being on free or reduced lunches and breakfasts is not a sign of a healthy community. Why would a business locate here? These numbers show an overall lack of values in the community. This town survives on entitlement, 

Raoul Duke

Sandusky=tourism. Accept it. It's all we have, but we DO have it. We don't need the auto industry to survive, IF we do the right things. This isn't 1950 anymore, and it will never be 1950 again. Move on, Sandusky. We need bars, restaurants, and a casino, and hotels. Forget chain retail stores. Forget maunfacturing industry. Tourism IS our industry. We have a wide open water front, and 3 1/2 months to take advantage of it. And then maybe some REALLY clever person will figure out how to bring tourists here in the winter, too. All it will take is some single-minded focus to make it happen.

Having said that, I'm moving out of this dump...

donutshopguy

 Waterparks are the tourism in the winter.

Imataloss

And another business leaves Sandusky on the Scwanger watch.  Wow, if our City officials didn't have to constantly watch their backs every few seconds maybe they woud have had more time to prevent this move.

The watchdogs are probably thrilled another business has left Sandusky as this building is just a couple blocks from the waterfront - more scenic beauty to preserve! 

Imataloss

And another business leaves Sandusky on the Scwanger watch.  Wow, if our City officials didn't have to constantly watch their backs every few seconds maybe they woud have had more time to prevent this move.

The watchdogs are probably thrilled another business has left Sandusky as this building is just a couple blocks from the waterfront - more scenic beauty to preserve! 

Darkhorse

Once again another string of blathering from someone who does not know what they are talking about. We pay someone to not only get new jobs and business but also to RETAIN the existing jobs. This doesn't look like a retention to me. Mr. Scwanger did not have anything to do with this, so get off your slanted Democratic horse and study up on what is really happening in this town.

The Answer Person

Why not share your Republican secrets "on what is really happening in this town"?

Or is this just, "Once again another string of blatherings from someone who does not know what they are talking about."?

Please share!

Matt Easterhold

I wish Hoty would buy TA Schwanger and move him to Huron.

The Answer Person

Hoty doesn't have to "buy" T.A.Schwanger because he just rents.

Do detect a tone of panic in his postings?

William Jeffers...

Hey OMGreally.....I found this great link to explain the New Year's Pretzel & it's a good history lesson.  http://sanduskyhistory.blogspot.com/2006/12/new-years-pretzel.html

Raoul Duke

DWD~Downtown Waterpark Development

BigMoney

Leave Timmy in Sandusky, we don't need his ideas in Huron, I've seen how his ideas work

SR watcher

New Year's Pretzels = Yum!

I believe it's a German tradition to eat the pretzel (a slightly sweet bread, twisted and baked into a large pretzel shape) with pork, sauerkraut, and mashed potatoes on New Year's Day to ensure good luck throughout the coming year.

I concur with Julie R:  Kroger's pretzels are OK, but Feddersen's were awesome.

 

Tiger Dad

The new location on Sawmill Parkway in Huron allows for more modern production of the product, with better overall "flow thru" and better access to markets.  Being close to Route 2 is a great convenience to the operation.  I predict great things for Feddersen Bakery & Dough.

The old Feddersen building on Water Street has one of the best views and locations near Sandusky Bay.  With the Jackson Street Pier, Chesepeake Lofts and new city marina nearby, the location is ideal for any new business venture that wants to take advantage of a premium location downtown,

Don't think of Sandusky as what it was, but what it could be... 

Tiger Dad

I had a chance to visit Traverse City, Michigan late this summer, and was blown away by the quality offerings that a city that size had to offer.  Here is a link to the Traverse City Downtown Development Authority.  If Sandusky is truly serious about changing its downtown, I can think of no better plan to emulate that what is happening in Traverse City.

www.downtowntc.com/

Don't think of Sandusky as what it was, but what it could be...

Tiger Dad

By the way, the population of Traverse City is under 15,000.

Don't think of Sandusky as what it was, but what it could be...

T. A. Schwanger

     Oh Contraire The The Answer Person and others. It appears from your blogs you have settled on grasping for straws while blaming others for Sandusky's employment woes.

    You the taxpayer are paying big bucks to the tone of $30,000 a year to ECEDC to expand and retain jobs. Sure would be nice if some of ECEDC mission would happen right here in Sandusky.

    I have yet to see the Answer Person actually answer a question so here's a waterfront question for you.

   The City Waste Water Treatment Plant expanded from 24 MGD to 42 MGD yet we are still dumping 3 million gallons of combined raw sewage into Sandusky Bay during times of heavy rain. Why is that?

  Help us Move Sandusky Forward by joining the campaign to elect the City Manager. A City Manager dedicated to moving Sandusky forward rather than the current process of keeping 4 Commissioners happy to keep his or her job.

donutshopguy

 T.A. Schwanger,

Electing a City Manager is the same as putting lipstick on a pig. It's still a pig.

 

The Answer Person

T.A.Schwanger.  Here is your answer.   There are no jobs here (and have NOT been foor decades) and many feel you and your group have personally driven potential investors away by making every step impossibly difficult.  What have YOU done to bring jobs/revenue income here?  All I see is you pizzing and moaning about "sightlines" which while pretty pretty pretty, do NOTHING to create INCOME!  Hmmmmm.........Could THAT very thing have anything to do with the dumping of raw sewerage into the Bay?  Or is the water department just thinking of you and your group when they do it?

Answer that.

Blacktigress

many of the local pizza shops have Federsons make their dough, with modifications to address their own individualism.  

justa

I wish the best of luck to the citizens of Huron.  Getting used to the pounding of a wrench on the side of the Flour Delivery Truck at 5 or 6am weekly is quite a accomplishment.  I won't mention the other habits of some of the employees.  Lets just say one of them includes whipping there, you know what, out wherever and whenever their hearts desire to take care of a basic need. 

I feel that the Fedderson Bakery we all know and loved many yrs ago actually left a very long time ago.  What I feel is sad is our city not offering incentives to keep our local business local.  Instead of using our tax payers money to fill up window at the State Theater I would prefer using our tax payer money for programs such as the above mentioned incentives. 

Justa (View)

frizzlefrap

those guys "pounding on the flour trucks" won't bother anyone .... cause it's far enough from the main populace! we're use to the trains sounding horns ..... maybe someone would start a bakery at feddersons ..... would be a smart thing ..... kromer's has good baked goods ... but just a little pricey and a bit unusual .... so ..... a new bakery would probably do o.k. if you sell things that people want (different types of bread, rolls ... cinammon buns, coffee cake like knoerle's use to make (knoerle's use to be located behind holy angels church on the corner (best italian bread too, yum),  those sugar cookies that someone else mentioned, all kinds of cookies for that matter, etc...)  ... simple as that!

Imataloss

@ Darkhorse

Well, I'm a Republican and I guess my point with the Schwanger comment is that if his or any other watchdog group would focus on bringing in and/or retaining jobs versus keeping the waterfront for the future and beating up our elected officials, Sandusky might actually begin to take steps forward. 

Really, I'd love for someone to explain how these watchdog groups are helping Sandusky when more jobs just left?  When are people going to start to realize that if we have no jobs, it's not going to matter that we have waterfront?  And, that the City is so tied up by these watchdogs groups they can barely accomplish anything!  

Would it not be great if the people of Sandusky could put whether they even wanted these watchdog groups to a vote!

I realize this article is not about the watchdogs, but they are as much of a problem as our City officials who let this go.

The Answer Person

I am SO glad that people are finally waking up and realizing what damage the watchdog group does by their incessant  hogtieing of the commission week after week.  At least Matt Kline told Sharon to park it one time. 

They have been doing this hogtieing for years including undermining the former Sandusky DWD, Downtown Waterfront Development group.  Didn't they tried to stop the Offshore Power Boat festival because they couldn't drive their cars out to the end of Shoreline Park?

To many of us who want PROGRESS (and jobs for the community), they are nothing more than group of self-centered whiners.

Factitious

Traverse City has a Real Airport, with a terminal and airplanes without propellers. It's served by Delta and other airlines. It's owned by two counties. Air transportation is an importand dimension of economic development, as are all other transportation modes.
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OMGreally

Once again T.A., you seem to think the ECEDC's job is to keep jobs in Sandusky.  Their job is to bring jobs and retain jobs for ERIE County, thus the name.  If it was the City of Sandusky Commission, then I would agree they failed.  They didn't allow the jobs to leave the county, which is their mission.

Woody Hayes

Why would anyone want to come to Sandusky with the likes of the Schwangernites, sea haggs and flea bitten 5th street watchdogs to deal with.

totallyamazed

Face it, this town isn't progressive (and I don't mean in the political sense).  What has been done in recent years to promote any sort of growth, perceived or real, in this town?  We always have some big fancy plan to save Sandusky.  Please!!  Nothing is followed through with.  Lion's Park, the Paper District, Battery Park, and it continues.....pipe dreams, that's all it is.

I was checking out the tourism section of the city's website.  I thought "maybe there's more happening around Sandusky that I'm not aware of."  THERE REALLY IS MUCH MORE {{doh}}.  Here are the hightlights of the calender of events in August (tourism section > City of Sandusky website).

Oakland Cemetery Board meeting Bayfront Corridor Committee Agenda Review meeting City Commission Meeting Brownfields Committee meeting Cliff Schirg Field dedication Public meeting RE poverty in Sandusky Recreation Board Sandusky Main Street stakeholder meeting Civil Service Commission meeting ADA Advisory Board meeting Board of Zoning Appeals Audit/Finance Committee meeting Agenda Review meeting (this isn't a double post.  This is the 2nd fun filled evening of merriment at the agenda review meeting....night of debauchery in August) Tree Commission meeting Planning Commission Special Board of Zoning Appeals meeting (this had to be a "don't miss event."  We already had a Board of Zoning Appeals in August.  Mommy says:  'But little Jhonny this will be an event not to be missed, because this evening they're having a Special Board of Zoning Appeals.")  Golly! Coffee with Commissioners Auction of city's surplus property N.A.A.C.P. Candidates Forum (marking this on my 2012 calender as a "must do")
MEETING CANCELLED 8.17.11 Erie County Council of Governments (DAMN!)
Community Forum (I'm running out of sarcasim)

To be fair on the tourism events calendar for August, we had bass fishing, farmer markets, concerts, art walks, etc.  My point is Sandusky needs to promote more and follow through with at least one show stopper plan.

To be honest, I don't blame the baking company for moving.  This town is becoming another Lorain.  Old, worn out, welfare city with a nice view.  60%+ rental, hometown crime sprees, schools are closing and so on.  

 

Oh well

 

 


 

 

 

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BW1

T. A. Schwanger :Here's a thought OMGrealy. While this may be a 20 or 30 employee move, start counting how many jobs have left Sandusky in the last decade and you'll begin counting hundreds.

Most of which have left because of a city government dominated by socialist distaste for the concept of private property and a class warfare disdain for those who create jobs, sentiments that you appear to have encouraged.

If so, now we have reduced property tax along with lost income tax.

When that concern becomes more about residents' ability to earn money for their own benefit than their ability to supply more taxes, business owners will start to feel better about locating in the city. The government exists to serve the local economy, not the other way around.

Help us Move Sandusky Forward by joining the campaign to elect the City Manager. A City Manager dedicated to moving Sandusky forward rather than the current process of keeping 4 Commissioners happy to keep his or her job.

That's a complete waste of time unless you make it a real mayorship with veto power. There's no point in electing an official who has no say in high level policy.

I Judge you

ROACHES!?

lifetimeresident

Unfortunately its to late.  When your city turns to crime and welfare you cant fix it.  Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit.... When your scared to go downtown your ciy has failed you.  The only solution to fix the city would be a Sin.

Flory

Ah, fond memories!  I, too, worked there as a teenager. Was friends with owner's (DIETER Thomsen) dau. I know that the orig owner, Oswald Feddersen, encourged Dieter to move here from Germany in the mid-50's.  Mr. Feddersen was his sponsor when he immigrated here.  Helmut and Dieter were partners in the bakery, though unrelated.  Not sure about Helmut but I know that Dieter bought out the bakery and all it's recipes, including the New Year's pretzel from Mr. Feddersen. Helmut may have been his partner from the beginning-not sure.  Felt it necessary to comment as I have very fond memories of Feddersen's, Dieter and his family.  He was such a hard worker.  All the pastries, cookies, etc. were made from scratch.  The aroma when you walked in early in the morning while they were baking is unforgetable!

Mr. Hoty mentions wanting to increase Feddersen's product offering, esp in baking.  May I make a suggestion -  the iced sugar cookies!!!  They were the most popular individual seller during the regular season.  They were the best.  I've craved those cookies for years and no local bakery or grocery store makes anything like them. JUST A SUGGESTION!   

 

frizzlefrap

yeah with the cookie factory in the old grill meats building and feddersen's making of of sugar cookies, and other assorted treats ..... we could become ...... the ...... COOKIE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD (besides the rollercoaster capital of world) ...........  or ......... the ....... KOOKY CAPITAL OF THE WORLD ...... you choose!

Julie R.

Oh, come on already! There are no jobs here because people that care about their community drive potential investors away? Bull. Investors on the up and up welcome people that take an interest in their community.  So if the Schwanger group is being blamed for no jobs coming in who's to blame for all the jobs that LEFT?

PoppaWidge

Tiger Dad,

You are right on with your suggestion of Traverse City (TVC) as a role model for Sandusky to emulate. I have been in TVC off and on from the time I was a student at SHS in the 1950s until just a few weeks ago. But Traverse City was doing the right things way back when.

As Roual Duke stated "Sandusky = tourism." I might suggest a friendly amendment to read instead "Sandusky now and in the future = toursim." There is no point in mourning Ford, GM, American Crayon, Farrell-Cheek, Apex, Barr Rubber, Union Chain, etc. as they used to be.Those days are gone!

TD, you are also correct about "Don't think of Sandusky as what it was, but what it could be."

PW

PS I'll still stunned by the beauty of Sandusky Bay when I "buzz the ave." from Washington down to Water St.

 

 

frizzlefrap

would be great to buzz downtown columbus avenue .... especially before they put that mylander-schade plaza down there to screw the traffic pattern up. WHAT A WASTE OF SPACE AND MONEY ..... just so mylander can drive by and gloat .... just cause he inherited most of his wealth!

OMGreally

I have no issues with TA personally, as I dont know him or anything of which he is about...I just don't understand why suddenly some agency is being blamed because a few jobs left downtown for another area of the county.  The agencies responsibility is to the county, not the city of Sandusky. 

Then to try and make it sound like this 30k a year is a monster amount to be paying for this service.  Maybe it is or maybe it isn't, dont know what the agency has been able to keep, bring in to the COUNTY.  But, according to the census, there were 77,079 people living within the county in 2010.  Of those, 22% were under 18.  So right off, more then likely they aren't paying taxes that would go to this.  That still leaves 60,121 people.  So even if half of those don't own a house and pay property taxes, that still leaves 30,000 people.  (And yes I am aware of the reports/stats that say over 50% of Sandusky is rental, but again we aren't talking Sandusky, we are talking the COUNTY).  So if my $1 that I paid saved one job or brought one job to the COUNTY, then to me that is $1 well spent. 

To me it sounds if this is going to better the business, then this is a great move.  Like I have said previously, we  are talking about maybe moving 10 mins from where it was, so I would assume in this time of high unemployment, a trip of 10 mins more is no big deal.  Especially if it involves a safer neighborhood.

Darkhorse

ECEDC got caught right in the middle of this one, a very uncomfortable position to be in.  ECEDC works for both the City of Sandusky and the City of Huron to retain jobs.  Fairness should have prevailed but it appears the City of Sandusky wasn't even considered or even informed so they could also submit a proposal to the new owner. Something should be in place with ECEDC in order not to pit one city up against another city.  Yes, there is confidentiality between ECEDC and the city the company is moving into, but where is the loyality to the other city who donates a whopping $30,000 to ECEDC for the next three years? 

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BW1

Julie R. : Oh, come on already! There are no jobs here because people that care about their community drive potential investors away?

Yes, because misguided caring is worse than apathy.   They've consistently campaigned against the interests of existing and potential investors in the city's economy.  They are hostile to free enterprise and private ownership, the very foundation of what motivates investors. 

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BW1

Darkhorse: Fairness should have prevailed but it appears the City of Sandusky wasn't even considered or even informed so they could also submit a proposal to the new owner. Something should be in place with ECEDC in order not to pit one city up against another city.  Yes, there is confidentiality between ECEDC and the city the company is moving into, but where is the loyality to the other city who donates a whopping $30,000 to ECEDC for the next three years?

The business owner has no obligation to either city.  If he wanted out of Sandusky and closer to the freeway, then it's a win for the county that it didn't go further.  ECEDC's duty is to the COUNTY, not any one city within the county, and if the goal is to keep business in the county, then they would be foolish not to lead with a city that isn't a shooting gallery.

I Judge you

Sorry Sandusky and the surrounding area but the truth is called Brain Drain. This part of the nation has nothing to offer. The weather is terrible, the people are less than savoury, and the culture is sub-par. I'm not attempting to upset anyone, and I enjoy my  trips back home. Sandusky will never completely go away, but much like a good deal of the midwest it will never be the same. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brain_drain

T. A. Schwanger

I read in the Plain Dealer this past weekend where suburbs of Cleveland are each signing agreements with each other not to lure business' away from one neighboring community to the other preventing exactly what has happened between Sandusky and Huron in this case.

 

frizzlefrap

where do you live, judge? ...... florida?

reader

T. A.  Schwanger, you are assuming that Huron initiated the discussion that made the move appealing to Mr. Hoty.  Don't you think he was aware of the 1 floor building available a stone's throw away from route 2 and considered that location and plant a desireable site for his business venture ?

I regret jobs leaving the city, but you need to pick your battles better.  Let it rest.

Or are you making it a campaign issue ?   Oops, my bad.  I forgot.  You never run for an elected office, but are content to snipe and carp from the sidelines.

Raoul Duke

Is that For Sale sign there for that building? I can't seem to find the listing on the MLS...

Darkhorse

The Hotys are business people.  You don't think there was a proposal to bring his company over to Huron?    The Mayor of Huron sits on ECEDC's Board and so does the liaison for the City of Sandusky so everybody including ECEDC knew what was going on with Feddersen's.  If the Sandusky liaison didn't inform the rest of the city commissioners, shame of him.  Retention has now taken on a whole new meaning.  It now means retention in Erie County and doesn't necessarily mean retention in that donor's particular city even though Sandusky is in Erie County.  So things are justified by taking one company and placing it in another city, as long as it is still in Erie County.  All Sandusky would like is a fair shake to make a proposal to the new owner.  It would be to the advantage of the new owner to see what each city had to offer him.  Business people are just that and always looking for the best deal.  

Darkhorse

The Hotys are business people.  You don't think there was a proposal to bring his company over to Huron?    The Mayor of Huron sits on ECEDC's Board and so does the liaison for the City of Sandusky so everybody including ECEDC knew what was going on with Feddersen's.  If the Sandusky liaison didn't inform the rest of the city commissioners, shame of him.  Retention has now taken on a whole new meaning.  It now means retention in Erie County and doesn't necessarily mean retention in that donor's particular city even though Sandusky is in Erie County.  So things are justified by taking one company and placing it in another city, as long as it is still in Erie County.  All Sandusky would like is a fair shake to make a proposal to the new owner.  It would be to the advantage of the new owner to see what each city had to offer him.  Business people are just that and always looking for the best deal.  

Tiger Dad

Raoul,

Just looked in the MLS.  It's in the commercial section for $259,900.  Would make a great place for a microbrewery of some sort.  Great potential for the right user.

PoppaWidge

I think the Fedderson site was a beverage distribution facilty before the bakery.

I do know the old Opera House (the Sandusky Theatre in my younder days) was right across the street on the SW corner of the intersection. Just west of there on Water St. was a "night club" of some sort. Maybe others here can come up with names?

frizzlefrap

 i saw the movie, "rodan"  when i was about 4 years old ..... and remember it vividly ....... lol ..... except for name of theatre. it was located south of the sandusky register on jackson street. anyone know the name?

The Answer Person

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reader: T. A.  Schwanger, you are assuming that Huron initiated the discussion that made the move appealing to Mr. Hoty.  Don't you think he was aware of the 1 floor building available a stone's throw away from route 2 and considered that location and plant a desireable site for his business venture ?

Exactly - nothing presented here indicates that any government body had anything to do with this.  Given Hoty's role in the local commercial real estate business, it's entirely plausible that he had all the necessary information and made this decision independently. 

Given the causes and positions he's promoted, it's also entirely plausible that Mr. Schwanger might never consider the possibility that Mr. Hoty, or anyone else could manage to wipe their own backside without the nannystate facilitating/subsidizing/mandating/supervising the operation.

pow wow

  Darkhorse, check your water at home for algal bloom. Why would Andy White care about pizza dough? The economic plug in Sandusky was pulled 30 years ago.

 

8ballinthesidepocket

Great news, maybe Michaels Bakery will open back up, they were always better than Feddersens!! Best sandwich buns, hot dog buns, bread and new years pretzel in the world, not to mention their hot crossed cinamon buns!! 

Norma J-C

was Michael's bakery owned by Larry or in his family? If so, he moved to Huron years ago.

WaterStreetCooncat

 What will be next to fold up or move out of downtown? I think it will be J-Bistro. They should also wheel the Popcorn Wagon out & put it in the Mall to raise business. 

CANADA49er

 I know all about the New Years Pretzels, no recipe will match with the old turnstyle oven that was in that bakery.  Not only that this whole story is a bunch of BS and I do not like this gal that sold out.  Liar, liar, pants on fire, Helmut did not buy this bakery from Mr. Feddersen, my dad did..I am the daughter of Dieter Thomsen and moved to Nevada....no harm meant, just do not like a lie and I am not afraid to tell you who I am!  

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Sandusky Regist...

It may come to pass that the location of the old Fedderson's Bakery just might be used for some sort of tourist development. Just saying.....