(Note: Pam & I drove by the location today and it’s bulldozed but we haven’t seen any progress there for several weeks now)
(NOTE: the location is between Walgreen & Burger King – Pam & I went by today and saw that the bull dozers are plowing away)
Posted: Monday, July 30, 2012 10:13 am | Updated: 3:59 pm, Tue Jul 31, 2012.
By Jennifer Hall St. Joseph News-Press | 0 comments
An icon that’s been missing from the Belt Highway and Frederick Boulevard is coming back to St. Joseph.
Dunkin’ Donuts broke ground Monday morning at its new location, 1206 N. Belt Highway.
“I am so excited about this,” said David Holland, one of the owners.
The 2,000-square-foot restaurant, with about 40 employees, will feature a drive-through lane and a new menu. Some of the new items will include breakfast sandwiches and more than 30 flavors of drinks.
Dunkin’ Donuts should be open by Thanksgiving Day.
Construction is already under way at the property. A bulldozer was working Monday to remove large trees that stood between Burger King and Walgreens. Plans call for an entrance at the northeast corner of the lot as well as an exit at the southeast. Mr. Holland said there also will be an opening to the Walgreens parking lot for easier access to Frederick Boulevard.
Business partners David Riggs, Doug Hutton and Mr. Holland began inquiring into the franchise last year when the former owner, Keith Jones, made it known that he would retire. The previous Dunkin’ Donuts location closed in December 2011.
Questions surrounding a drive-through became one of the deciding factors in the decision to close the former business at 3705 Frederick Blvd. Mr. Jones wanted to add the component but the landowner would not allow it. Mr. Jones owned the previous franchise for more than four decades.
A corporate spokesperson with Dunkin’ Donuts said the three-man group, 3D2HR, LLC, took ownership of the three-unit franchise in January. The franchise is good for 20 years.
This is the second business the three will own and operate together. The group also owns Arby’s. Mr. Holland and Mr. Riggs are co-owners of Fun Tan Salons in St. Joseph, and Mr. Hutton and his wife own Cold Stone Creamery.
ST. JOSEPH, MO — The St. Joseph News-Press is reporting that the city will have a new drive-in theater next year. Jay Kerner, who previously owned the now closed Horseshoe Lake Drive-In, was granted conditional approval by the city council to operate a twin ozoner at 4814 S. U.S. Highway 169. Final approval is set for late summer 2011 for a 2012 opening.
The theater will be operated by Kerner but owned by Riley Cooke, who currently owns the Amusement Park Drive-In in Billings, Montana. (Cooke purchased the old equipment from the Horseshoe Lake Drive-In after it closed in 2009.)
27 photos added on 07/29/2012 have been added to the following pages:
NORTH OF FELIX
SOUTH OF FELIX
GROCERY STORES (BOTH)
If you went to Everett School in the 1950’s, you might want to see if your photo is in the Schools South of Felix section.
Doug Howard, Class of Central High 1961, has donated a whole bunch of class photos from the 1950’s
Incredibly, he has put names on pretty much all the photos, the grades and the years. What a memory!!
If you happen to see someone you recognize and hasn’t been named, you might leave a comment.
John Fulmer donated 15 great photos of the original auditorium.
The photos can be seen in the Downtown section.
They are photos showing how dilapidated the building was prior to tearing it down.
The city is now wanting to tear down the current auditorium and replace it with a bigger one.
It seems to me they would have been money ahead fixing the old one up in the first place