Thursday, December 08, 2016

Kane's Donuts Is Opening at Essex Landing in Saugus, Joining Orange Dinosaur

It looks like an iconic donut shop and an iconic orange dinosaur are eventually going to be sharing the same space.

According to an article in, Kane's Donuts is planning to open a new location within the upcoming Essex Landing development on Route 1 in Saugus, which was formerly home to Route 1 Miniature Golf. The post says that the 3,500-square-foot cafe hopes to open in December of 2017 at the complex, which will include two hotels, 250 apartments, retail shops, and the beloved orange dinosaur that used to be part of Route 1 Miniature Golf--and which will indeed remain at the site.

Kane's, which first started out in Saugus in the 1950s, is known in part for its honey glaze donuts and its cinnamon coffee rolls and has received both local and national recognition over the years. A second location of the donut shop opened in Boston's Financial District last year.

The Route 1 Miniature Golf complex closed for good in September after being in business for nearly 60 years.

[January 8, 2019 update: The Saugus Advertiser states that the new location of Kane's at Essex Landing plans to open by or before January 15 and that it will have a drive-through window.]

[February 6, 2019 update: The Essex Landing location of Kane's is not yet open, but The Saugus Advertiser mentions (via a Facebook video) that it could be opening in the next few weeks if all goes well.]

[February 15, 2019 update: Wicked Local indicates that the new location of Kane's is one step closer to opening, as it now has a common victualler license--and the article also mentions that there has been talk of the shop also offering sheet pan pizza, though they are apparently still deciding on this.]

[March 3, 2019 update: A Facebook post from photographer and diner documentarian Larry Cultera indicates that the new location of Kane's at Essex Landing soft-opened over the weekend.]

[March 10, 2019 update: A Facebook post from the place indicates that the new Kane's Donuts now appears to be fully open.]

[Earlier Article]
Route 1 Miniature Golf/Dairy Castle Complex in Saugus Closing for Good September 25; Dinosaur to Stay

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