Edible Cookie dough shop coming to downtown Tampa will benefit community

TAMPA - When you pronounce the new edible cookie dough shop, Dough Nation out loud, it makes you think how it will be doing just that -- donating back to the community. 

Metropolitan Ministries, a non-profit organization that helps transition people from homelessness and struggling financially will open up Dough Nation in downtown Tampa in September. 

The edible cookie dough and ice cream shop will be located at 505 N. Tampa Street at the corner of Madison and North Tampa. 

You will be able to purchase a scoop of edible cookie dough in a cone or a bowl -- similar to how you eat ice cream. 

Along with different flavors, you will have toppings. 

The cookie dough is made with a special flour and eggs so you won't get sick. 

The downtown location space and build is donated by one of Metro's board members, Bob Basham, co-founder of Outback and owner of PDQ.

He thought the concept would be a winner -- especially after edible cookie shops have popped up -- with the idea stemming from a New York City location. 

Metropolitan Ministries serves more than 100 poor and homeless families each day with food, clothing and housing assistance. 

Dough Nation has a target date to open around the second week of September. 

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