Update on A Still-Open Iconic Eastern Iowa Restaurant For Sale
[UPDATE: 7/10/22: The iconic Jonesys is still open and under the management of the Kloudas. They hope to see you soon in Center Point and at the Downtown Farmers' Market. They tell me they will be hosting a booth at the Market After Dark on August 26, possibly with some of their tenderloins and other menu items available! Meanwhile, they are looking to sell the restaurant to someone willing and able to maintain what has made it an Eastern Iowa tradition. Read on for details.]
The restaurant that claims to have the best and biggest tenderloin in Iowa is on the market. Joensy's is for sale! You can see details in the listing below.
The listing tells you all you need to know about purchasing the property if you're interested. We don't know much about why the owners are selling, but as the post indicates, they apparently hope to find someone to continue the restaurant's iconic tradition.
According to their website, Jonesy's was established in 1992. In 2019, we reported that the restaurant, known for its giant legendary tenderloins and other fantastic locally-made comfort food was up for sale. According to the Cedar Rapids Gazette, it came under new ownership at that time after Doug Joens sold it to Dan and Deb Klouda. We know that the Kloudas, who have owned Joensy's since then, are looking to "slow down."
The good news? The current owners will keep the restaurant open until the new owners are found. Want to make a visit? Joensy's, at 220 Franklin St., in Center Point, is open from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and is closed on Sundays.