SRU students and Slippery Rock residents will have a new spot to stop for breakfast pastries early next year.
Dunkin Donuts has announced plans to open a new store along Main Street in Slippery Rock as soon as this spring. Mike Zappone is a property manager with Heartland Restaurant Group which is a local franchisee for Dunkin Donuts stores in Western Pennsylvania
“We feel pretty confident we have a good property to go with,” Zappone said. “It will be at the old Sheetz property on South Main Street, just a few blocks away from campus.”
Construction is expected to take about three months. There will not be a drive through but there will be a garage door in the front that opens onto a patio.
Positive local feedback along with success in other similar locations convinced store owners to move forward with the plan for Slippery Rock.
“We’ve had a ton of success in Indiana, where there’s another state system (IUP) with their student and local population,” Zappone said. “And we think we’ve got another home run site in Slippery Rock.”
Developers are currently advancing through the process of municipal zoning approval and securing all necessary permits to begin work on the site.