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What It’s Like To Eat At Gibson’s Bakery in Oberlin, Ohio

What It’s Like To Eat At Gibson’s Bakery in Oberlin, Ohio

“It’s the sort of place Mom and Dad would stop in to grab junior a few missing items before college starts and fuel up on caffeine before a long drive home.”

Matt Lamb of the College Fix recently visited Gibson’s Bakery with his family. Legal Insurrection readers are very familiar with the back story here:

Eating donuts in a bakery that faced down a college cancel mob

OBERLIN, Ohio – “Shoplifters will be prosecuted.”

The sign that welcomes visitors to Gibson’s Bakery would not seem out of place at any small business, but of course it takes on a larger meaning in this context.

I traveled to the 137-year-old bakery in Oberlin, Ohio the first week of October. In many respects, the bakery is like any college town store – alcohol, wine bottles included, line the walls, along with Hamburger Helper meal kits, cleaning supplies and personal hygiene items. It’s the sort of place Mom and Dad would stop in to grab junior a few missing items before college starts and fuel up on caffeine before a long drive home.

It also looks like a small-town bakery, with local newspapers for sale at the front, a single register and coffee and donuts to the left. Well, there’s no fancy coffee machines like at a Starbucks, just pots and brandless styrofoam and paper cups – the less branding, the better the coffee it seems. It’s the sort of place I’d go to if it was down the street, not five hours away from my home.

But of course, Gibson’s was also the target of a vicious cancel campaign by Oberlin College students and administrators – and the bakery won a $36 million judgment after years of legal battles stemming from the November 2016 wine theft incident.

My wife, 10-month-old and I grabbed one of the few places to sit – an outdoor glass table near the back of the store to munch on our donuts and sip our coffee (don’t worry the baby just drank decaf).

Working the front register was Lorna Gibson, the wife of the late David, and the mother of Allyn, the son who chased down three black shoplifters.  Like a good mom, she even gave us tips on how to use a special, hard-to-find soap called Fels-Naptha, to remove poison ivy.

What does someone owed millions of dollars do? She works.

Because the company has lost customers and money due to the university-backed protests and the store is just barely hanging on at this point.

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God Bless the Gibsons and their store. Good health to them, too.

It is a shame that the insipid race baiting poverty pimps of Oberlin chose to harass this family/store over some shoplifters. I think they will recover as the maleducated students matriculate.

I hope there isn’t a WaWa in town. You saw what happened to them in PA.

Their buckeyes are wonderful.

“Like a good mom, she even gave us tips on how to use a special, hard-to-find soap called Fels-Naptha, to remove poison ivy.”
Gawd, I feel so OLD.
It was technically a laundry soap, but was terrific at getting auto greases etc., off your hands.
And if you showered with it, wasn’t a bug in creation that wanted a piece of you for the next 48 hours.
Today they say “wear rubber gloves while using.” Snowflakes.
BTW, not so hard to find: $2 at Ace.

“if the money doesn’t come through within the next couple months”

Have they still not received any of the judgement money?

Glad they eventually won but I expect Oberlin and the bond company to fiddle around with disbursing the judgement.

With interest rates at Biden levels waiting to pay off will be expensive.

Gibsons, if you are reading this, please know we love you!
Prayers for you for peace and prosperity!

My family has always supported local business. We’d shop there in a heartbeat. Nice hometown people with good service and most importantly—being part of and giving back to the community through jobs, tax revenue and being good citizens! That’s hometown America at its best.