Dunkin’ Donuts to dip into Atwater Village

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Storefront ReportATWATER VILLAGE — Dunkin’ Donuts will be opening a shop at the corner of Glendale Boulevard and Glenhurst Avenue as part of the East Coast chain’s California expansion.

Workers are now building out the interior of the approximately 1,500-square-foot shop but the opening date remains unknown. The Eastsider has contacted Dunkin for details.

The company operates more than 11,000 outlets worldwide but has had a minimal presence in California since the late 1990s, according to the L.A. Times. Now, the company plans to open as many as 1,000 shops, which sell sandwiches and other items in addition to doughnuts, across the state. During the past year, Dunkin’ Donuts have opened in Hollywood, the San Fernando Valley and other locations.

The Atwater Dunkin’ Donuts will be located in a block-long shopping center that is home to several restaurants and other retailers. If anyone feels guilty about indulging in a Double Chocolate Donut, they can always work off the 350 calories at the Pilates studio next door.

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  1. Will there be Vegan, gluten free, non-gmo , dairy free, free range, organic , kosher , options ?

  2. Dunkin’ Donuts? Gross!

  3. All Atwater property values just decreased 5% because of this suburban addition.

    • here’s hoping. atwater is glendale or the valley with silver lake prices. bring it back down to reality.

      • Atwater’s a lot nicer than Silver Lake, IMHO. More walkable, less pretentious people, etc. LA just needs to fix the zoning/regulatory environment to build more affordable urban housing.

    • The previous tenant was a check cashing place.

    • Yeah right. East coast transplants will love this. New Yorkers in the market for a house in Atwater will see it as an amenity

      • I grew up in this neighborhood during the 80s and 90s. And I’ve lived in New York for the last 15 years, Real New Yorkers will smile but it’s not the same thing without the predominantly friendly Indian staff or subway rats looming nearby. What I love about coming back home is the balance Atwater has. There’s artisanal (ok pricey whitey) places like Proof and Viet Noodle Bar yes but, there’s also affordable options like Sepan and Tacos Villa Corona (next to the iconic Pampered Birds) that keep it a little hood. DD is actually good when bought fresh and you ask them not to put too much milk in the latte. And if they have the specialty cronut which was in a limited release, even better.

  4. I do not believe for a second that Proof Bakery’s days “are numbered” and it is offensive to see a headline that attacks, instead of supports, small businesses in our community. The owners of Proof took a chance on Atwater and with all the awards and accolades they have received for being one of the best bakeries in Los Angeles, they pretty much helped put our small section of Glendale Blvd, and Atwater Village, on the map. For those who complain about the prices, there are other options, especially with DD coming to town. But these people have no idea how expensive it is to run a small business, especially one that has only the best and freshest ingredients. It’s the small businesses along this strip that single handedly create the charm and Mayberry feel of our of Atwater Village. I have nothing against Dunkin Donuts,but the big box franchises belong on Los Feliz Blvd, not Glendale Blvd.

    • Where did the Eastsider say Proof Bakery’s days “are numbered?” I just logged into the Eastsider, so maybe they rewrote this story?

      • OK, just for yucks, I used google to search for these terms: [site:theeastsiderla.com] [numbered] and we do find the editor likes this phrase. Here are the examples google turns up:

        “The days are numbered for about three dozen Echo Park street trees that will be cut down and replaced…”

        “The days are numbered for the WILD lunch pop-up at Canelé’s in Atwater Village….”

        “But now it looks like the car wash’s days might be numbered. The approximately 26,000 square-foot property is up for sale…”

        “The days of Highland Park Pool & Billiards are apparently numbered with the coming of the tentatively named concept, Hi-Hat…”

        “But Jesus’ days in Silver Lake may be numbered. The church property that looms above Glendale Boulevard has been put up for sale…”

        But, Proof Bakery is not among the hits (except in the comment made above, which does appear).

    • Atwater was always on the map before you newbies added” village” to the end of it. And who wanted It on the “map” anyway? Does a place have to be mapped to be deemed a neighborhood??? Silly ! “On the map” ha!
      This was a neighborhood before Proof bakery , and it’s still a neighborhood, and will always be.
      The Dutch bakery was great , served Atwater for many years., and so now something else replaced it .
      Atwater (sans the anointed village) has had a turn around like every other neighborhood has, and in 30 years it will happen again.

  5. can’t wait for an iced coffee

  6. WTF I’m still waiting for the art supply store that was in the original rendering of this strip mall.

  7. Grossly overrated

  8. It’s only donuts. None are that great, and none are bad. It’s sugar on top of fried dough which turns out, goes great with coffee. I don’t expect any more from my donuts than that, so why not DD. Complain all you want but the place is going to be mobbed.

  9. Good grief. Haven’t people progressed beyond the fast-food, unhealthy, low common-denominator, chain-food corporation?

  10. D&D is terrible. Stick with the independently owned donut shops and don’t let D&D take over California.

  11. it appears the line out front are hired extras, they are all wearing black are young attractive hipsters.

  12. worst addition to the neighborhood. Screws up parking throughout the area and is a subpar product all around. I would have preferred a small mom and pop donut shop to this big chain mess. It’s ruining the unique vibe this neighborhood has.

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