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Dunkin Donuts

Discussion in 'Area Restaurants, Dining and Food' started by vacliff, Dec 30, 2006.

  1. joy

    joy New Member

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    I saw a "Public Hearing" sign posted there but was in my car and couldn't read it. Anyone take the time?
     
  2. Lee

    Lee Permanent Vacation

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    Being in the building business this is one of the funniest things I have heard in a long long time.:D

    Lee j

     
  3. vacliff

    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

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    The public hearing sign was for a hearing months ago about signage aaround Broadlands.
    I heard that the construction has (again) been suspended on the DD.
    Now I think I'll sic the Zoning Dept on the place to clean the mess up.
     
  4. tigger

    tigger New Member

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    Please contact the Zoning Dept. That place is a disaster and not safe.

    Too bad we couldn't get the DD in Southern Walk.
     
  5. Lee

    Lee Permanent Vacation

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    Also there is not enough population here to support the amount of retail going in. People are under the misconception there is a huge population here. Probably because of the traffic. The is going to be a huge shakeup in the retail end out here. DD is probably smart in suspending the construction at this time.

    There is also more children per parents here then almost any other county in the country. Hence the the surprise to the school system on the amount of kids attending school was totally unexpected and caught them off guard.

    We will not see the amount of population, to justify, the retail until the urban multi family kicks in a big way, and major office developments if any land is left from the flex building people, which is a zillion years away.

    Home Depot what I understand, is still not making a profit as I have been told, and how long has it been here?

    I also heard the new giant is hurting big time time and they wished they held off awhile before building. We don't even have to talk about how many restaurants are hurting.

    Lee j
     
  6. broken skull

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    I will agree that the population here does not seem to justify as many shopping centers as we have and are coming in the future. But you cant use restaurants as a comparison. The average business model for a restaurant is one that does not expect a profit until the place has been astablished for 2 or more years. And that is a business model that is formed from a city viewpoint.

    Many reatauranteers do not keep this in mind when they open and do not have the financial backing in order to stay open the first few years.
     
  7. T8erman

    T8erman Well-Known Member

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    Lee - I agree with what you are saying but I am not sure about DD. IMO, the are more a niche market in that alot of places do not sell primarily just "donuts and coffee".

    I know other places sell donuts too, but give me DD any time over a grocery-chain for a good morning sugar overdose! :D
     
  8. merky1

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    Lee - I think there is a qualification to your statement about the area being able to support so much retail, and that is choice. I think the area is saturated enough to support multiple types of retail, (ie - giant vs. safeway vs. harris teeters), but not enough to copy the same stores within minutes of each other (ie - two giants within 10 minutes of each other).

    As far as I know, there are no real choices for what DD provides, so I think that it would not be a disaster for them to give it a go. Now, if they were a subway franchise, different story ;)
     
  9. vacliff

    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

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    The more people that call, the better!
     
  10. vacliff

    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

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    I think a donut/coffee/ice cream place would do extremely well there, given that it is across the street from 3 schools!
     
  11. Play Drums

    Play Drums Surviving in Cashburn

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    Don't underestimate my willingness to make up for the lost time spent waiting...wanting...yearning.
     
  12. GeauxTigers

    GeauxTigers Member

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    Over the weekend I stumbled across this picture that I took in August 2005 when I first spotted the sign. I was so happy to see DD was soon to come. That was two years ago. Wow.
     

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  13. Winston

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    I does say "future"!
     
  14. Pats_fan

    Pats_fan Former Resident

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    Yes, but who would have guessed you would need to borrow the Doctor's TARDIS time ship in order to see its completion? :)
     
  15. Tech Head

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    Does anybody have a clue as to what is going on there?
     
  16. Play Drums

    Play Drums Surviving in Cashburn

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    Well. There once was a portajohn there, so I think it used to be a rest stop.

    Now. There's a concrete slab and a curb so I think it may become like a mini Reston Town Center ice rink / place for kids to run around, slip, bump their heads and cry for mommy.

    I say they let kids set up lemonaide stands there.
     
  17. Rubble099

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    I noticed today that the fence is back up... I guess the owner of the slab foundation was afraid someone would trespass on the property and build a Dunkin' Donuts.
     
  18. vacliff

    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

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    County zoning required they clean up the site and fence it off.
     
  19. Tech Head

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    How can we find out what's going on with this property?
     
  20. sharse

    sharse TeamDonzi rocks!!

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    :clap:

    Solves the problem of what to do when Mt. Broadlands is taken down and people wonder where they can play on the ice and get hurt!
     

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