UPDATE (10/24/14 9pm): Here’s the latest word on the Dunkin’ Donuts on Rte. 9 West in Wellesley:
The Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant at 951 Worcester Rd in Wellesley is currently under construction and if weather permits, construction will be completed within 10-12 weeks. The parking lot will be expanded and separated from the drive thru lane for a more efficient use of space. Donovan Services, the Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee group of the 951 Worcester Rd location, would like to thank our loyal customers for their continued business and their patience during this construction period, and we look forward to serving the community again soon at this location once it re-opens.
Joe Murray, Director of Development for Donovan Services
Dunkin’ Donuts at 951 Worcester St. (Rte. 9 West) in Wellesley has been demolished and now looks kind of like one of those glazed Munchkins at the bottom of a box.
Fences went up around the building late last week, construction crews hit the scene, and then the building was leveled over the past couple of days. A big pile of rubble had formed by Friday morning.
At first we thought the shop was just expanding its parking lot, which as anyone who attempts to hit the drive-thru in the morning or tries to drive by on Rte. 9 knows is way too small for the demand. Cars are often hanging into the road, slowing traffic and creating unsafe conditions.
Wellesley Natural Resources Commission’s Janet Hartke Bowser says that the town bought the last remaining section of the Cochituate Aqueduct in Wellesley and that the Selectmen sold a small portion to Dunkin’ Donuts so it could complete its parking lot expansion (the Selectmen, in exchange for the loss of 11,000 sq. ft. of open space for the project also gave the NRC a 30,667 sq. ft. parcel of land on Seaver Street abutting Fuller Brook Park, which is now parkland. The Town’s total cost of purchasing the aqueduct land from the State was covered by the payment received by Dunkin’ Donuts.)
Meanwhile, we just have no idea where you could possibly find another Dunkin’ Donuts in the area…