By Becky Raspe
Beloved cafe and bakery brand, The Stone Oven, has seen ownership and management changes at its locations throughout the Cleveland area.
While the Cleveland Heights location is still under the leadership of the founding owners, Tatyana Rehn and John Emerman, the Woodmere and Cleveland locations have new faces in John Cerne and Estra and James Grant, respectively.
Now called The Stone Oven Wholesale Bakery, the Cleveland location was taken over by the Grants following a move from rural Kansas to Cleveland due to James Grant’s new job. Following a layoff, the couple were looking for something new and found it in the bakery business.
The Woodmere location is still part of The Stone Oven family, but Cerne and his partner Ravi Dodeja, bought rights to the store and all its properties. Cerne told the Cleveland Jewish News that Emerman and Rehn are still helping them serve the community.