Thursday, January 2, 2014

Dunkin' Donuts Closure Leaves a "Hole" in the Hearts of Area Donut Fans


Dunkin' Donuts has closed in Buckhead.

Canton, Massachusetts-based Dunkin' Donuts has closed it's location at Powers Ferry Square.  The combination Dunkin'/Baskin-Robbins abruptly closed December 31st, leaving many patrons in the area scrambling this morning for their morning fix.  The location, on the southbound side of Roswell Road in North Buckhead, had a makeshift drive-thru and seemed busy most of the time.

Powers Ferry Square has added a number of food, service and retail tenants over the past year. Among the more notable additions are Kazoo Toys, Road Runner Sports, GlowDry, Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint and Panera Bread.

According to property leasing manager Leslie Mintz, Dunkin's lease expired December 31st, and there are no plans for Dunkin' to reopen.  The 1,800 square foot space has already been cleared out, and according to Mintz, a new restaurant replacement is in the works.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Seriously?? How the hell does a Dunkin Donuts close? There are places in Boston where there are 2 DDs across the street from each other. Atlanta retail is so weird.

SB said...

I'm sure Regency has bigger plans for the space otherwise they would have pushed for renewal. Sounds like both parties knew this was happening for months.

Anonymous said...

They are plans for a white tablecloth restaurant with an outdoor patio.

Anonymous said...

They are plans for a white tablecloth restaurant with an outdoor patio.

Erik from The Burbs said...

That location had been there since late 1990s/early 2000s

Anonymous said...

http://www.buckheadview.com/2013/11/npu-okays-powers-ferry-square-outdoor.html

Anonymous said...

Dunkin Donuts coffee tasted like dishwater. STARBUCKS RULES!

Anonymous said...

This is disappointing. It was a convenient place to get a bagel, latte, or ice cream either inside the store or through the drive-thru. I bet the landlord raised the rent sky high after the shopping center's recent "re-facing".

Anonymous said...

SB is correct, Regency is renovating this shopping center and the one below, Buckhead Court (anchored by Outback) and is not renewing leases. At Buckhead Court, they ran off Red Bandanna Pet food, who did a huge business. The manager of the store told me they are going to renovate the spaces as they become empty to attract newer tenets.

Anonymous said...

There are actually very few donut options in Buckhead at all. Years ago there was a Krispy Kreme on Peachtree Rd where Nancy's Pizza is now. There is still a Dunkin on Piedmont in the old Burger King and on Peachtree Rd in Brookhaven. But no donut or bagel shops anywhere in that area (except Panera which has some bagels). This seems like a great idea for someone operating one of these franchises to expand. Dunkin, Krispy Kreme, Goldbergs.....any of these would be welcome!!!

Anonymous said...

Goldbergs is just down the street at the fresh market shopping center, so we're covered on bagels.

Donuts, however, are lacking. Sublime... come on up and do some crazy business!

Anonymous said...

I'm always amazed at how people who comment assume they know for certain why these businesses leave, with no factual evidence to back up their theory, relying only on rumor or heresy.

Anonymous said...

I vote for SUBLIME :) WIll miss Dunkin though I work across the street and everyone was so nice!