Contractor begins to clear warehouse for new Dunkin’

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 22 March 2014 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers

ALBION – Now that the harsh winter is finally over, work has begun at a site that is targeted to be home for a new Dunkin’ Donuts in Albion. This photo was taken from Platt Street, looking west.

The Environmental Construction Group of Albion is first working on asbestos at the warehouse. Demolition should start next week and is expected to take two to three weeks, said Ron Vendetti, the village code enforcement officer.

When the site is clear, Dunkin’ can start work on a 2,000-square-foot store at 153 South Main St., between Tim Hortons and the railroad tracks. The new store would 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 property will have exits on both Main and Platt streets. JFJ Holdings of North Andover, Mass., is the developer for the project.

Vendetti said the company has not yet applied for a building permit. He expects construction to start in April or May, with the store opening in late summer.