Imagine a city with nary a bagel bakery to its name.
That shouldn't be too difficult. Detroit, for all its charms, lacks even
one brick-and-mortar bagel shop within the city limits. The Detroit
Institute of Bagels is hoping to change that. Boiled and baked, their
line of spheroid starches offer more than just sesame and salt for
choices. Rumor has it these dough punchers craft a bacon cheddar bagel
and cherry chocolate chunk confection, among other flavors.
But the Detroit Institute of Bagels is looking for dough (bad pun) to
purchase an oven to combat the 'bagel deserts" grown rampant in the
Motor City. Want to name a bagel or take a cooking class? Hey, how 'bout
free bagels for life? Join the cause!
The DIB will increase the livability of the city, attract more
residents, bring in dollars from neighboring suburbs, employ city
residents and put Detroit on the map in the bagel world. This bagel shop could more than double the population of Detroit (see
graph), through offering a staple and sign of any growing community --
the bagel. And the small-batch varieties available at the DIB will
increase visitors coming to the city, which in turn increases foot
traffic, which decreases crime, which makes Detroit that much better of a
place to live!
Hungry? Put your money where your mouth is and join the campaign