Dunkin’ Donuts Elburn location breaks ground
ELBURN—Dunkin’ Donuts broke ground in late May for its new restaurant and drive-thru location on the Jewel-Osco property in Elburn. Although the restaurant was initially set to open sometime this spring, discussions between Dunkin’ Donuts and the Jewel-Osco held up construction until now.
The plan, submitted by Dunkin’ Donuts to the village of Elburn in November, showed the location of the restaurant in front of the Jewel-Osco, in the lot at the corner of Prairie Street and Route 47, with the main entrance off of Prairie Street. However, according to Elburn Building Commissioner Tom Brennan, Elburn Jewel-Osco instead wanted the entrance at the north-south street between Prairie Street and the National Bank and Trust. Brennan said there will also be a second entrance at the north end of the property that will line up with an aisle in the Jewel-Osco parking lot.
Calls to Elburn Jewel-Osco were not returned as of press time.
Architect Diane Duncan of Gleason Architects, who represented Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee Vishal Vagahani at village meetings, said the discussions regarding the final location for the entrance were recently resolved, and Dunkin’ Donuts is currently moving forward with construction. She said construction should take about four months, with the store opening likely to take place in September.
Vagahani operates four other Dunkin’ Donuts locations, including a store on Route 59 in West Chicago.