Those looking for a doughnut and a cup of coffee in Bellefonte will have a new option soon, as construction of a new Dunkin' Donuts has started on the Benner Pike. Located on the land between Bellefonte Lanes and Greystone, the 2,279-square-foot store should be open by December or January, according to owner Eric May.
“We are really excited to be in Bellefonte," said May. "It is a great town and wholesome community that really fits the mold when it come to Dunkin' Donuts.”
This will be the sixth Dunkin' Donuts in the area after a shop on North Atherton Street opened last December. The new store will be similar in size to the store on North Atherton, with a drive-thru and full seating area. The other five locations are located in the State College area.
May said the Benner Pike store will employ 30 to 40 people.
Christopher D. Schnure, of the Centre County Planning and Community Development Office, confirmed that the construction was for a Dunkin' Donuts. He said “plans were conditionally approved by the Centre County Planning Commission on March 22, 2017, and subsequently received the authorization to commence with construction, as one of the remaining items for plan approval, on March 14, 2018.”