Renowned Local Bakery Selects Downtown Shawnee for a New Location

McLain’s Bakery will be expanding into a new location in Shawnee with a target opening of late Spring 2020.

McLain’s Bakery, which already has three area locations, recently announced that it has selected a site in Downtown Shawnee for its fourth expansion. – McLain’s Market Shawnee. In a move long hoped for by the community, McLain’s will be purchasing and renovating the iconic OK Garage at 5833 Nieman Rd.

McLain’s is well known for being family-owned, for their delicious pastries and treats, their quaint locations and their custom cake options. They feature an expansive coffee menu, full lunch offerings and the opportunity to host private events within their space.

For more information on McLain’s Bakery, visit their website!

Photo courtesy of The Shawnee Mission Post

The Shawnee EDC is excited to welcome such an iconic Kansas City bakery to Shawnee! On the impending move and announcement, Shawnee EDC President & CEO Ann Smith-Tate said, “The energy that McLain’s will bring in redeveloping one of Shawnee’s iconic buildings, the OK Garage, will cause a significant positive economic impact to our city. Developments like these provide great dining and experiential opportunities to our residents and can also act as a catalyst to kickstart similar projects. “

Mollie Lothman, Co-Owner and Director of Operations for McLain’s, acknowledged her excitement for the new location and expressed her potential for Shawnee, saying:

“Downtown Shawnee was brought up and we started looking around at different real estate and found the OK Garage. We walked in the building and immediately fell in love with the potential of what McLain’s could be there.”

We just can’t wait for this new downtown dining option to open! With the recent opening of Transport Brewery, Servaes Brewery, Sancho’s Streetside and more, Downtown Shawnee is the hottest district in Johnson County.

For more information on the development agreement for McLain’s and the timeline for the project, check out the Shawnee Mission Post’s article by clicking here.
McLain’s Bakery offers more than just pastries – they have a full lunch menu!