Waukesha will soon be getting another Dunkin’ Donuts.
spokesman has confirmed that the popular donut and coffee chain will
be opening a new location this spring in an empty storefront next to
Klinke Cleaners and Papa Murphy’s near the St. Vincent DePaul Thrift
Store, 818 W. Sunset Dr.
The news comes
about four years after the city of Waukesha annexed the thin strip
of land where the restaurant will be located.
A developer had
been seeking to put a Dunkin’ Donuts at the site just prior to the
annexation, but the town of Waukesha, which had jurisdiction over
the property at the time, refused to lift a drive-thru restriction
on that site. The refusal came after several neighbors, including
nearby Le Caffe Bistro, cited safety concerns that would go
hand-in-hand with increased traffic to the site.
It was not clear
on Tuesday whether the Dunkin’ Donuts currently slated for the site
will have a drive-thru.