Schmear campaign: As the rest of the free world enjoyed what industry observers call a bonafide bagel boom, the island and Galveston County have endured a noticeable hole in the market. No one knows why.

But Dillan Mena and his wife, Shelby, are out to change that by launching Galveston Bagel Company and are generating much buzz along the way.

Laura Elder: 409-683-5248;

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(3) comments

Dan Walsh

The Island needs a Jersey Mike’s!!!!

Karen Alberstadt

I am SUPER excited about Galveston Bagel Company, Karina's Asian Mart, AND Seawall Coffee! Yea!!

Bailey Jones

Best of luck to all of these new businesses!

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