Dunkin' Donuts Eyes District 10
Thursday, March 15, 2018 8:00 AM

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What architects say the building will look like from Larpenteur (however, there is an apartment building, not blue sky, behing the building).

Mac's Fish/Chips/Strips and Midtown Cleaners will be torn down and replaced with a new building housing Mac's and a Dunkin' Donuts, according to plans submitted to the city's Department of Planning and Economic Development.

Architects continue to revise their site plans for the proposed redevelopment on the southeast corner of Hamline and Larpenteur. The city's Board of Zoning Appeals is unanimously recommending against the conditional-use permit that is required for a drive-thru, as proposed by developers.D10's Land Use committee voted to support the drive-thru permit if concerns about traffic gridlock on Hamline Ave. and in the new parking lot can be taken care of. Developers say a drive-thru, which is proposed only for Dunkin' Donuts, could double the store's profits.

Architectural drawings show the building will have connected storefronts facing Larpenteur, a drive-thru lane on the south and east sides of the new building (which customers access from Hamline), and parking on the south end of the lot (where Midtown Cleaners is now). The latest rendition (below) eliminates access to the alley, which was a concern of nearby residents.

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