Dunkin' Donuts Cleared for Construction

New doughnut, coffee shop could be open by fall

The owner of the new Dunkin' Donuts planned at the former site of a gas station at 525 E. Main St. across from Kent State University has the green light for construction.

City building officials recently issued a building permit for construction on the new eatery, which is projected to cost $700,000 to build, according to the permit.

Ken Bloom, the franchisee who will operate the store, told the city's planning commission last fall that construction will take three to four months on the building.

At the earliest, the new Dunkin' Donuts could be open by September 2013.

Chris (Kit) Myers April 22, 2013 at 06:43 AM
Well, people are going to bitch to high heaven about the colors. People need to get a life. It's better than the boring new buildings downtown. At least it has some pizzazz and people will know it's a Dunkin' Donuts without stopping and looking in the windows. Pease don't give the stuffy guys on the architectural review board final authority. All of Kent will look like piles of bland bricks. Yes, I am looking forward to the opening. I have missed a Dunkin' Donuts here in town. They have a tremendous apple fritter just chock full of filling. Be prepared with lots of napkins!
Rick April 22, 2013 at 10:12 AM
just wish there were more parking spaces on the same lot since the ones there will be occupied by kent police and kent state police
Trans Plant April 22, 2013 at 11:43 AM
Kit, you're right, I am disappointed in the colors. Wish they were green with red and white (Krispy Kreme).
Sarah Skibiski April 22, 2013 at 01:11 PM
I'm glad it's going in. I think it looks nice and they have great coffee! Beats the hell out of an empty wasted lot.
Megan Rozsa April 22, 2013 at 04:55 PM
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hybob April 22, 2013 at 11:07 PM
I will drink to that
Sa;;y April 23, 2013 at 02:32 PM
Looks good from the drawings. Parking may be a little light but I think most business will be in and out, drive thru and students out walking.


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