Sweetie-licious Bakery Café features award-winning pies

DEWITT – Got a sweet tooth or craving an award-winning pie? Sweetie-licious Bakery Café in Downtown DeWitt has you covered. Sweetie-licious was established in 2002 by Linda Hundt and has been thriving since. Winning national and regional contests as well as being featured on Food Network and the Today show. The bakery is known for their pies which has definitely been a popular item.

Sweetie-licious Bakery Cafe is the fulfillment of a childhood dream

By Zachary Manning
Bath-DeWitt Connection Staff Reporter

DEWITT — Linda Hundt knew since she was a child that she would love to own a bakery and now that dream has become a reality. Hundt owns Sweetie-licious Bakery Cafe, located at 108 N. Bridge St. The bakery has expanded since first opening in DeWitt and now it is one of three locations. There are two other locations in Grand Rapids and all three are owned by Hundt. “I grew up with pies.

A pair of businesses getting set to take new spaces in downtown DeWitt

By Brendan Wilner
Bath-DeWitt Connection Staff Reporter

DEWITT — This spring, the city of DeWitt could start seeing a new look in its downtown due to the process of repurposing two properties, one for a fitness facility and the other for a micro-brewery. The fitness center is Human Performance Institute and it plans to move from 113 S. Bridge St. to a much larger space at 221 N. Bridge St. by mid-April. And the Looking Glass Brewery is planning to open in 115 N. Bridge St.

Mom-and-pop shops give DeWitt “more of a homier feel” than chain-strewn big cities

By Zachary Manning
Bath-DeWitt Connection Staff Reporter

DEWITT — The city of DeWitt has a lack of chain businesses, but some residents think it gives the city a more local and small-town feel. “I think downtown DeWitt has more of a homier feel and not a lot of chain businesses want to come here,” said Rebecca Rose, employee at Sweetie-licious Bakery Café. “Lansing is too big. I like the small-town feel,” said Linda Travis, resident of DeWitt. When people come into the city they will see local businesses like Family Tree Café, Draft House, and Relli’s Italian Restaurant.

DeWitt gives back on Veteran’s Day

By Connor Clark
Bath-DeWitt Connection Staff Reporter

DEWITT — Once upon a time, soldiers who fought in the Vietnam War were badly mistreated when they arrived back home, according to Vietnam War veteran David Laycock. “When I came home I was beaten three days later in the streets of Lansing,” Laycock said. “They ripped up my uniform and would spit on me.”

Although the widely-unsupported war maybe an extreme example, DeWitt Public Schools and businesses paid tribute to all veterans with ceremonies and donations on Nov. 11. Christy Stehouwer was in attendance for the ceremony.

Bigger Isn’t Always Better: The Benefits of Owning an Independent Business

By Danielle Duggan
Clinton County Chatter

Independent businesses are the hidden jewels of small downtown areas. While some believe large cities attract more customers and benefits, small business owners in DeWitt beg to differ. Bill Sermak, barber and owner of Family Barber Shop in DeWitt, said the largest advantage of owning a business in a small town is loyalty. “It’s the number one thing. People just want to only come to you,” said Sermak.