Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Dunkin' Donuts' Plan for South End Shop Meets Resistance

First there was opposition to a Whole Foods coming to the Jamaica Plain section of Boston, and now there is resistance to a proposed Dunkin' Donuts in the city's South End neighborhood.

Based on information from archBOSTON.org, Universal Hub, and Adam's Hospitality and Tourism Industry Blog, a group called "Voices for Fair Commercial Development in the South End" has used their blog to voice opposition to the planned Dunkin' Donuts at the corner of Tremont Street and W. Brookline Street, stating that the project would "significantly impact the character of the South End and the vitality of its existing businesses" and that "it is unfair to add another restaurant this block, which already has a high density of food establishments and associated issues with trash, parking, etc." The blog entry also mentions that a takeout eatery of this size is illegal based on Boston's zoning codes.

The Voices for Fair Commercial Development in the South End blog asks that folks attend a City Councilor meeting at the South End Library on Tremont Street on Thursday, November 3 to voice their opposition to the proposed Dunkin' Donuts.

The address for the space in question is 655 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02118.

To read the full blog entry from The Voices for Fair Commercial Development in the South End, please go to the link below.


[December 14 UPDATE: According to The Boston Globe, The developer of the proposed Dunkin' Donuts on Tremont Street has decided to scrap his plans due to complaints from people who live in the area.]

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