Original Pizza, Dunkin Donuts Approved by Board

Both restaurants are planning to return to Washington Township this spring.

The Washington Township Planning Board unanimously approved applications for Original Pizza and Dunkin Donuts to return to the Washington Town Center during a meeting Wednesday night.

Dunkin Donuts franchisee Keith Rasquinha and Original Pizza owner Dominick David both said they planned to open on or near May 1.

Both businesses previously occupied space in the strip mall and will be owned by the same people who owned them before.

"Basically, it's going to be the same as before," David said.

Original Pizza will occupy the exact same space it used to be in. They will replace the old blue sign with a similar red one, and will be adding a new delivery service.

"I should've never left to begin with," David said.

Dunkin Donuts will also take advantage of the new sign law with a multi-colored sign that is standard for the company's shops. They will open up in a storefront a few doors over from their previous location.

Officials said they were happy to have more businesses returning to the mall, which has struggled to attract tenants in recent years.

"It really will bring more traffic for everybody," Mayor Janet Sobkowicz said.

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John Yot February 28, 2013 at 05:31 PM
Welcome Back Original! You were missed!
Dan C February 28, 2013 at 05:52 PM
Boo ya originals bizzzzack
Justing Hackenberg February 28, 2013 at 06:15 PM
Franken Harpo February 28, 2013 at 07:11 PM
Happy days are here again!
Heather Castronova March 01, 2013 at 12:18 AM
Awesome the town needs good pizza finally !!!!!
JohnS March 01, 2013 at 01:53 AM
That's good news, now what about refreshing the A&P?
Jason Feinman March 01, 2013 at 03:54 AM
A welcome and a welcome back!
Vinny Vinagre March 01, 2013 at 12:42 PM
You can go to Italian touch in the meantime...decent pizza.
B@B March 01, 2013 at 04:02 PM
In the meantime -- Anthony Franco's - GREAT pizza.
Wildcatcdc March 02, 2013 at 02:38 AM
Love Anthony Franco's! And the rest of their food is awesome too.
Full Moon April 12, 2013 at 02:46 AM
Original Pizza will always be better then the rest. Welcome back !!!


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