The War Against…

Dunkin Donuts.

Those of you from the area know that Dunkin Donuts are thick on the ground around here. The best way to tell you’re out in the boonies is when you stop passing them every 50 yards. Then they’re only 100 yards apart.

But one town is fighting the good fight. That town would be Wellesley.

And I am amused.


  1. Elana:

    I read that article earlier today and was also amused. Then my second reaction was to think, “What uptight snobs!”

    The best part of the article was the woman who was against the store being there, yet purchased her coffee from the shop every morning. Hypocrite much?

    (March 31st, 2006 at 6:16 am)
  2. K:

    Oh, they are. And the rents in town are so high that most businesses can’t come in in the first place.

    While I was in college, they successfully harrassed out Stop n Shop, which wanted to build a modern supermarket in one side of town. (There are a couple of other supermarkets, both quite old and small and, frankly, shabby.)

    It’s pretty impressive that they’ve managed to keep so many powerful businesses out of town. There are no bars, either.

    (March 31st, 2006 at 10:31 pm)
  3. Okina:

    Heck, judging by the picture, I think it looks just fine. If it were the usual shoebox-by-the-highway type of store with the ugly lighted sign and a big parking lot, that would be one thing, but the picture makes this place look pretty unassuming. And yeah, there are a lot worse things that could go there.

    (March 31st, 2006 at 11:00 pm)
  4. jun:

    Seriously. That’s probably the classiest Dunkin Donuts I’ve ever seen.

    (April 1st, 2006 at 5:11 pm)
  5. J:

    Isn’t there a similar one in.. Lexington, is it?

    (April 6th, 2006 at 3:20 pm)