Dunkin’ Donuts taking over Barnes and Noble Café

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.