Buffalo Doughboy won the Best Bakery award in the Best of Denver 2010. Business boomed, and last April the bakery moved out of its tiny spot in a Victorian home off Broadway for a space three times as large, and a mile south on Broadway itself. And yesterday, Buffalo Doughboy announced on Facebook that it was in need of your dough.
Business has fallen off....badly. Is it the economy? A lousy economy on Broadway? Or the curse of winning a Best of Denver award? See also: -- Buffalo Doughboy needs your dough! - Best Bakery 2010: Buffalo Doughboy - Best of Denver Readers' Poll: The 2013 Food & Drink finalists
Says Denver Dave:
Well, Westword does own some of this problem. Giving "Best of" awards to little, independent businesses can be a blessing or a curse. In this case it was definitely a curse because they chose to relocate to a pretty undesirable location and recent reviews aren't all so positive - some service and organization issues dealing with the much larger space. Plus it seems like everyone is friggin' gluten free/low carb these days - not good news for bakeries.
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