Dutch Girl Donuts to Reopen in 2024 Under New Ownership

Detroit's neighborhood nostalgia is making its return
Dutch girl donuts exterior reopen in 2024
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Dutch Girl Donuts, the beloved sweet joint at 19000 Woodward Ave, has been acquired by Paddy Lynch and is planned to reopen in early 2024. The shop closed in 2021 following the death of the previous owner Gene Timmer.

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The Lynch family has deep ties with the previous owners. “My family has loved Dutch Girl since before I was born,” Lynch said in a statement. “I’m extremely grateful, honored, and excited to carry this local favorite forward for the Timmer family.”

The Lynch family also operates The Schvitz, a wellness center and bathhouse, and several funeral homes throughout Metro Detroit. Tim Lynch, Jr, Paddy Lynch’s cousin, has known the Timmer family since childhood and handled their funeral services.

The Timmer family carefully chose Lynch from over 30 offers after they announced their intention to sell the business earlier this year. The transfer of ownership is completed under the condition that Jon Timmer, Gene Timmer’s son, stays as a baker with the shop, according to a press release.

Xiao daCunha

Xiao daCunha

Xiao Faria daCunha is a practicing visual artist and independent journalist covering what's happening in the Midwest belt. Xiao has written for Chicago Reader, BlockClub Chicago, BRIDGE Chicago, Urban Matter, The Pitch KC, and KCUR. She considers all her practices essential for speaking on behalf of those who haven't been heard, and she sheds light on what hasn't been seen, whether it's emotional, cultural or societal.
Xiao daCunha

Xiao daCunha

Xiao Faria daCunha is a practicing visual artist and independent journalist covering what's happening in the Midwest belt. Xiao has written for Chicago Reader, BlockClub Chicago, BRIDGE Chicago, Urban Matter, The Pitch KC, and KCUR. She considers all her practices essential for speaking on behalf of those who haven't been heard, and she sheds light on what hasn't been seen, whether it's emotional, cultural or societal.

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