Dunkin’ buys Albion warehouse with plans to open next year

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 5 December 2013 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers – This 28,235-square-foot warehouse between Platt and Main streets will be torn down so the site can be used for a new Dunkin’ Donuts. This photo was taken from the Platt Street side of the property.

ALBION – In the best-case scenario, an engineer working on the new Dunkin’ Donuts in Albion predicted in October the shell of the 2,000-square-foot store might be up by now with contractors working to have the site ready for a January opening.

Village Code Enforcement Officer Ron Vendetti said the 28,235-square-foot warehouse has some asbestos remediation that needs to be done before the structure can be taken down.

“The project is still on but they may not be able to do anything until next year because of the weather,” Vendetti said. “They’re working through the process of getting their things together.”

The Dunkin’ Donuts will be operated by JFJ Holdings of North Andover, Mass. The new Albion store is planned to have 30 seats inside, 46 parking spaces, a 230-square-foot freezer next to the building, and a drive-through lane that could accommodate 10 vehicles.

The site will have far more green space and landscaping because the building is so much smaller than the current warehouse.

JFJ also is working on a project in the town of Shelby at the southeast corner of the routes 31A and 63 intersection. The site is outside the village of the Medina in the town of Shelby. That store will go on land that is currently vacant.