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Plaza Owner Says New Dunkin’ Donuts Building Will Benefit All in Canton Commons

Other improvements coming as well.

Changes surrounding a new building at Canton Commons will help all businesses in the plaza, its owner said Monday. 

Plans for a new, smaller detached Dunkin’ Donuts in the plaza are progressing and the location has been temporarily closed.

Great American Donut of Plainville and building owner 140, LLC, received Zoning Commission approval for the plan in December of 2011, which calls for the new building to the east of the current one and partial demolition to the existing structure at 140 Albany Turnpike.

The change will not only give Dunkin’ a new, but smaller facility that it says will better service its customers but improve things for all the businesses, plaza owner Joel Fried said Monday.

“I think the flow into the plaza will be a lot better,” Fried said.

Previously drive-through Dunkin’ customers have had to circle around the entire building and go first in front of and then behind the other businesses, such as and The change will allow all Dunkin’ customers to drive off to the left as they enter the plaza and customers of the other businesses to turn right. Dunkin’ will still have a drive-through but customers will only have to navigate the separate structure, not the entire plaza.

“It will be a lot better and more convenient for all the tenants,” Fried said.

The plaza will also be getting new lighting, a new sign, a fresh coat of paint and revamped landscaping, Fried said. 

Most should be done by the time Dunkin’ reopens in “late summer,” he said, adding that the hope is for some time in July. The painting may come in the fall and the color scheme will be similar, he said.

Fried is excited about the changes and said the entire place will end up looking a lot nicer. 

“I think it’s going to be awesome,” he said.

Fried also said Dunkin’ has made a long-term lease commitment, which is helpful in a time where new commercial leases are still slow.

Fried is also planning for fresh paint and landscaping down the road at another plaza he owns, Canton Green at 166 Albany Turnpike.

In recent years, that plaza has not been as full but is home to , ,  and others.

“The commercial market right now is a little tough,” Fried said.

Wyatt June 19, 2012 at 01:20 PM
Great to hear. Canton could use a little sprucing up!
Andrew Ziemba June 19, 2012 at 02:09 PM
I'm still baffled as to why anyone would ever go to Dunkin Donuts other than to perhaps make a documentary on how disgusting and toxic their "food" is.
Student June 19, 2012 at 04:54 PM
Andrew, you never have anything positive to say....
Wyatt June 19, 2012 at 05:48 PM
@Student. I'll second that. I've seen many comments from him and all are nasty, mean and negative. Must be a miserable old man. I feel sorry for him.
Andrew Ziemba June 20, 2012 at 12:22 AM
Yeah I am a mean old man! har har har! Really? Go to the Village Cafe if you want breakfast. Village Cafe is awesome, and affordable. If you are on a tight budget, then go to Bruegger's bagels... a dozen easily lasts me a week and I am a glutton. A bagel there is more filling, better tasting, and more nutritious than anything Dunkin Donuts offers anyway. People who go to Dunkin Donuts are almost as obnoxious as people who eat at Mcdonalds. Perhaps I would act that way too if all I ate was pink slime, plastic, and ground up bone. Well, I don't blame you for being combative. What's wrong with pointing out the degenerative aspects of society that are commonly accepted by the masses? Absolutely nothing. Deal with it.

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