Irwin council approves site plan for new Dunkin' Donuts
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Irwin council on Wednesday night unanimously approved a site plan for a new Dunkin' Donuts store along Route 30.
The shop, to be built on the former Johnston the Florist parcel beside Dairy Queen, will be about 200 to 300 square feet larger than the current Dunkin' Donuts, which is across Route 30 and west about one-half block away.
Before construction starts, the owner must receive a highway occupancy permit from the state Department of Transportation, and approval of a storm water management plan from Irwin Borough Engineer Lucien Bove.
Troy Berardi, who owns the current donut shop and will own the new one, said he expects construction to take from 90 to 100 days, and hopes to open the new donut emporium in mid-November.
The new store lot will have around eight to 10 more parking spaces than the current store lot, he said. It will also have a drive-through window and a patio with room for a couple of tables.
Mr. Berardi expects 60 to 70 percent of his customers to go through the drive-in lane.
First Published June 14, 2012 1:28 am