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Dunkin' Donuts pitched for Morton Street

Posted by Patrick Rosso  June 20, 2012 12:26 PM

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A Dunkin’ Donuts could soon be moving to Morton Street in Mattapan if its food-serving license is approved by the Boston Licensing Board.

Clayton Turnbull, the owner of the proposed donut shop and numerous other Dunkin’ Donut franchisees throughout the city, was before the board Wednesday morning seeking a Common Victualler license for his new operation at 895 Morton St.

The new shop, once open, would replace Turnbull’s current operation in the Mobil gas station on the corner of Norfolk Street and Morton Street.

“Basically this is an attempt to take what has been a good store [Mobil] and build a great store,” said Turnbull, prior to the hearing.

The new store, which will be located adjacent to Economy Plumbing and is currently being constructed, will be a full-service Dunkin’ Donuts with approximately 18 seats, 20 parking spaces, and a drive-thru.

The application for the license requested hours of operation from 5:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. but Turnbull said the shop will most likely be open from 5:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

According to Turnbull, if approved by the board, the new shop should be open by mid-July at the latest.

At the hearing Wednesday Turnbull’s petition received support from the offices’ of the Mayor, district City Councilor Charles Yancey, and at-large City Councilors Ayanna Pressley, Stephen Murphy, and Felix Arroyo.

The Board will make its decision Thursday to deny, approve, or defer decision on the license.

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