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Dunkin' Donuts is opening on...

Ladies and gentlemen grab ahold of the sturdiest item near you because you may need to brace yourself. We have the opening date for the first Dunkin' Donuts location in Northern Minnesota (the second in the state of Minnesota) and we're talking about the one right here in Duluth.

The doors to our coffee and donut paradise will officially open on June 24th.

Above: Dunkin' Donuts new location on Central Entrance. Thanks to one of our followers for this great picture! You can submit a picture of a local construction project too right here.

Now we're going to be up front and honest with you that we had to dig, and dig, and DIG for this information. We've been in contact with Dunkin' Donuts corporate office for about three weeks now and forwarded on to quite a number of people. What they told us is that the company does not like to comment on opening dates due to the fact that there could be set backs. 

So where did we get our date? The location themselves. We went straight to the source just for our followers... meaning the location itself. Let's be honest, you've been following all our posts on this for the last year... therefore you deserve to be one of the first.

Specific details regarding the opening have yet to be set in stone. At a few recent openings the first 100 customers in line received a free year of coffee. The average Dunkin' Donuts location is opening from 5am to 10pm daily.

 LET. US. BE. CLEAR. We are still unsure what the Duluth location's opening celebrations may be so please do not go start lining up now. Plus they just put down fresh blacktop so it really would be a shame to mess that up.

As always, check back to CDINDULUTH for more information regarding this development and other projects within the Twin Ports area.

Dunkin' Donuts shows off Central Entrance location design

Dunkin' Donuts will go before the Duluth Planning Commission tonight in hopes that all is approved for a new location at 104 West Central Entrance. We're excited to show you just what Minnesota's second and northern Minnesota's first Dunkin' Donuts restaurant will look like.

Designed by Scalzo Architects of Duluth, Dunkin' Donuts will sport a modern design that showcases the brands fun and iconic color scheme. A complete renovation of the interior and exterior of the former Warehouse Liquor building will allow for a completely new take on the structure and its design. What was once a liquor store will be home to the delicious smells of freshly roasted coffee and of course those delicious donuts.

North and South elevations

East and West elevations

The 2,450 square foot space features dining space to the front with kitchen and prep area tucked to the back. The interior shows seating for around 26 people at both tables and booths. This location will also feature a drive thru which is sure to be a hit when the coldest of northern Minnesota's winter days hit.

Floor plan of the new Dunkin' Donuts location

All should go well for Dunkin' Donuts when they present to the Duluth Planning Commission tonight. The only catch would be that the parking plan shows 23 spaces which may require a revision as the site is technically allowed only 22 spaces. But in the grand scheme of things that's a very minor hiccup and nothing to be concerned about.

Construction could begin as soon as April and delicious Dunkin' Donuts coffee and donuts could be in your hands by the end of Summer.