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Dunkin Donuts Returning to Washington Township

The Washington Township Planning Board is scheduled to hear a plan to open a Dunkin Donuts in the Town Center strip mall later this month.

An applicant has filed to open a new Dunkin Donuts in the Washington Town Center strip mall, replacing one which previously closed.

Keith Rasquinha, who originally ran the Dunkin Donuts there, has proposed to open a new Dunkin Donuts in the 1,332-square-foot space between BK Tae Kwon Do and Wing Lee Kitchen in the mall, near its former location between Subway and Dairy Queen.

"He is excited about returning to the Washington Town Center and we are thrilled to have him come back," John Azarian, the mall's leasing agent, told Patch.

The plan calls for a new, multi-colored sign similar to those found at other Dunkin Donuts locations around the area, which is now allowed thanks to a change in the township's sign ordinance approved by the council last year. The old Dunkin Donuts had a blue sign in the same font as most of the other businesses in the mall. 

The plan will need approval from the township before they can open. The Planning Board is expected to hear the application at their next meeting February 27.

Azarian said he is also working with several other interested parties about "various uses" in the Town Center, but could not yet speak about any of them.

Planning Board Chairman Gus Calamari said at their previous meeting that Original Pizza was also planning to return to the Town Center. The owners of Original Pizza could not immediately be reached for comment.

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toni marino February 25, 2013 at 03:45 PM
mmm... DD
Jeffrey Tammen February 25, 2013 at 11:00 PM
I will definitely wake up and buy the coffee and doughnuts at dd My family missed u guys
JohnS February 27, 2013 at 02:32 PM
Is it just me or does the bagel shop have bad hard donuts. and what about the A&P? Eesh. that place needs a refresh, but unfortunately A&P Co. is not doing well. Bring Wegman's to Twp.
JimmyAzz April 03, 2013 at 08:35 PM
Can't wait for Origionals to be back. Real Italians know its the only pizza worth eating anywhere in the pascack valley, and I'll gladly pay the extra two bucks a pie to avoid the disgusting out of a can sauce these other local pizzerias put out and claim to be homemade. As for "high end shops" while it would be nice for some diversity, it just will never work, the shopping center lacks the space and layout to give you that downtown retail and commercial kind of feel. As a life long WT resident, I prefer it that way, go shop in Paramus or Westwood, our little shopping center is about necessity
Full Moon April 11, 2013 at 03:57 AM
You can go eat at Vincent's ,while we all go eat at Original's . Welcome back Dom !!!

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