We need your help to Save Bagel Fragel
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On Oct. 29th, 2018, Patricia and Michael Rockette, the owners of MD Bagel Fragel at 1760 Plymouth Rd, Ann Arbor, MI, received a FedExed letter from their new landlord that they had 2 days to move out. After some discussion with the new landlord's lawyer, they were given one more month at more than double the rent.
They received an outpouring of support when a long time customer shared our story this week:
End of the fragel? Ann Arbor's MD Bagel Fragel given short notice to close shop
They are so grateful and humbled by the emails, calls, visits and support on social media by the Ann Arbor Community. Due to all the support, they were able to get their lease extended until December 30th.
While they are still paying more than double the rent, they now have a little more time and thankfully, will not be closing their doors on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.
So just who are we? We represent the Ann Arbor community rallying around the Rockette family to raise $40,000 to help pay for 50% of the build out for a new location. They are in discussions with a property owner on the Northeast Side of Ann Arbor but no decisions have been made as of today, 11/15/18.
In addition to helping raise funds, we are looking for the good people of Ann Arbor to reach out to their network to help find a new location and a contractor that maybe able to work a Christmas miracle for them. Please email them at: [email redacted] if you know anyone who can help.
If the Rockettes are not successful in finding a new loction they will be closing down MD Bagel Fragel on Dec. 20th for good. We will refund all contributions if that is the case and will mourn the loss of an Ann Arbor institution.