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Dunkin' Donuts completion date on hold

October 02, 2003|by TARA REILLY

Although the building has been constructed, Washington County residents may have to wait a while before workers begin making doughnuts.

Dunkin' Donuts/Baskin-Robbins Spokesman Ted Lansdale said recently the building's completion date is on hold and an opening date has not been set.

The Washington County Planning Commission approved the store's site plan in February. The combined Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins store includes a drive-in window. It is located in the parking lot of the Foxshire Plaza on the Dual Highway.

The site plan states the store is 2,270-square-feet.

Lansdale said that he did not know the details of why the store was on hold but that the store's developer and the franchise owner were currently in negotiations.

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He said Dunkin' Donuts does not give out the names of franchise owners and that he did not know what the negotiations involved.

Washington County Interim Director of Permits Jack Sprague he did not know the reason for the delay in the store's completion, stating it was a matter concerning Washco Development, the developer, and the franchise owner.

Sprague said he did not know the name of the franchise owner. He said there was still some work to be done on the building and more inspections from county officials will be needed.

"As far as we're concerned, it's still an open project," Sprague said. "We would like to see it completed just as much as you and the neighbors."

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