Cupcake Gentrification. Interesting. My favorite bit:
Meanwhile, who is to say that cupcake gentrification might not function as cause, as well as effect? Could urban planners â€œseedâ€ depressed areas with gourmet delis and boutique coffeeshops, in order to lure in a gentrifying vanguard of artists and hipsters? Forget former NYPD chief Bill Brattonâ€™s â€œFixing Broken Windowsâ€ theory; in this view, what would really turn around certain neighbourhoods is a state-funded injection of artisan bakeries.
It’s not a joke. Apparently Magic Johnson has a foundation that puts up money to start Starbucks in poor neighbourhoods. I did not know that.
But yeah, I’m kinda over the whole cupcake thing. Not that I was ever really big into it in the first place, but there you go. Bring on the whoopie pies!