Dunkin’ Donuts taking over Barnes and Noble Café

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Dunkin’ Donuts will take the place of the Starbucks at the Barnes and Noble Café on Euclid Ave. The shop is expected to have a grand opening at the beginning of the spring semester, with a possible soft opening towards the end of December.

The Starbucks closed on Oct. 30, with a sign placed outside saying it was the sight of a future Dunkin’ Donuts franchise. According to Elizabeth Nochomovitz, Director of Auxiliary Services, construction in the space has already begun.

“For a couple of years now, we’ve had students say, well, wouldn’t it be great to have a Dunkin’ on campus,” said Nochomovitz. “It’s a concept that is popular with the current student demographic.”

The shop will be managed by Bon Appétit. However, it will have the full options of a Dunkin’ Donuts franchise, including the menu, prices and specials.

“It will be managed by Bon Appétit but it will look, feel, smell and taste like a Dunkin’ franchise,” said Nochomovitz.

The location will accept CaseCash, but there are currently no plans for meal swipes.