Double Dunkin’: Coffee and donut chain to open in Cornelia, Clarkesville

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Dunkin’ Donuts is coming to Cornelia, and construction could begin any day now.

The news comes on the heels of the City of Clarkesville’s announcement that the city could expect a Dunkin’ of their own in the next 6-12 months.

City of Cornelia Community Development Director Jessie Owensby says that Dunkin’ closed on a property in the Habersham Village Shopping Center adjacent to Burger King on Thursday, Nov. 4. The business’s plans have been approved by the city’s planning commission, and work on the new Dunkin’ location can begin anytime.

Clarkesville’s planning commission will discuss a facade request from the coffee and donut chain to remodel the building Yakimono Express is currently in at their upcoming meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 9. Once the facade request is approved, the city can move forward with business to make the Clarkesville Dunkin’ Donuts official.

It won’t be the first chain to set up shop in both cities, with Zaxby’s, Taco Bell, McDonald’s, Wendy’s and several others having locations in both Clarkesville and Cornelia.

The Dunkin’ Donuts marks yet another new addition to the Habersham Village Shopping Center, with Bealls outlet opening over the summer, T.J. Maxx set to open next fall and a newly-opened street taco restaurant Tacorriendo Express.

This article has been updated.

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