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Biggby Coffee Not Asked About Capitol Building Deal

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - Biggby Coffee's CEO and Founder Bob Fish issued a statement Sunday night urging Michigan residents to get the attention of Michigan's lawmakers. He says Biggby was not asked to set up shop inside Michigan's Capitol building and he wants the opportunity.

The statement talks about Pure Michigan and Biggby being a Michigan-born company. Biggby Coffee is asking their customers to talk to Michigan's Senators, House Represenatives and the Governor, asking for a chance the move into the Capitol.

"To all Michigan residents, a Tim Horton's café is planned to be put into your Michigan State Capitol Building as we speak. I find this frustrating, maddening, and disappointing. BIGGBY was never contacted to participate," said Fish.

Biggby fans are already responding to the statement by contacting the state of Michigan online, including email, Facebook and Twitter.

Fish added that he is not anti-Canadian, but that there is a Michigan alternative. He also says the tax dollars Michigan residents pay will be competing against a Michigan Company and that "the money earned in this State by BIGGBY stays in the State, unlike a foreign company."

On Monday Fish said, "I have been told by someone who works at the Commission for the Blind that the State is railroading the blind out. The person who had the kiosk in the Capitol was terminated to make room for this "deal."

The training is taking place in Canada right now, according to Fish. He says no decisions have been made yet and this is only a training opportunity.

To see more of Fish's statements or contact him, visit his Facebook page.

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