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May 26, 2010 9:33 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

Dunkin' Donuts planned for County Road 39

May 26, 2010 9:33 AM

Southampton Village residents and commuters passing 
through the area may soon be among the masses who “run on Dunkin’.”

A Dunkin’ Donuts is slated to move into the old Starbucks building on County Road 39 in the beginning of June, according to Alex Zaho, an employee 
at Foreview Construction, 
which is based in Flushing and is remodeling the small building. Foreview has been working 
on the building for at least a month, he said. They have installed the equipment used by the chain’s employees to serve up coffee, donuts, and sandwiches.

The contractors have also painted over the Starbucks’ white-and-green exterior. The building is now a tan color.

Bob Schepps, the president of the Southampton Chamber of Commerce, said he’s glad to see Dunkin’ Donuts move into the vacant building, which records show is owned by Salvatore Miglio of Plandome in Nassau County. “I hope [it] is a tremendous success there,” he said. “It’s a good use of the property.”

Mr. Schepps did note, however, that scores of businesses have come and gone at that location over the years. Hiriam’s Hot Dogs, Doobie’s Diner Run, a Mediterranean eatery called Pablo’s and a couple incarnations of The Greasy Spoon took turns making their home in the building in the last 20 years. Starbucks lasted from 2006 until 2008 but was closed as part of a series of nationwide cutbacks by the company.

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Good luck to Dunkin' donuts.

For almost 30 years I've lived nearby and seen many, many food/coffee places open and fold here. It seems like a great location, but no one has made it work yet.

I always preferred Dunkin' Donuts coffee over Starbucks anyway, so I wish them luck! M-m-m-m donuts! Doh!
By rickyonmain (10), southampton on May 25, 10 5:44 PM
I wish them luck,however it is still too painful to make a left into place. Mr. Miglio must have the gift of gab to still get people to rent that space. What corporate idiot rented that space for Starbucks with such a beautiful main street for business in Southampton.
By Mets fan (1487), Southampton on May 25, 10 9:55 PM
"Welcome to the beautiful Village of Southampton brought to you by McDonalds, Burger King, 7-1 and Dunkin' Donuts"
By peoplefirst (787), Southampton on May 26, 10 8:16 AM
I love Dunkin Donuts coffee! Im so pumped!
By GoldenBoy (350), EastEnd on May 26, 10 7:12 PM
Dunkin Donuts is no stranger to Southampton, they used to be where Hampton Prime Meats is on North Sea Rd until about 10? years ago.
By local414 (10), southampton on May 26, 10 8:50 PM
hopefully this Dunkin Donuts will be better then the last one. Getting on and off the highway will not be fun and will detract customers to some extent. Unless your getting donuts, it may be easier to go the Hess in Water Mill.
By Sag Native (54), East Hampton on May 26, 10 10:17 PM
very up the islandish
By reality 101 (137), East Hampton on May 27, 10 10:40 AM
I think the last Dunkin was closed by the Board of Health if I'm not mistaken.
Crap food, bad location, ugly building. But good for all who want to continue on
the fast track to type 1 diabetes. I'll pass.
By ride the truth wave (125), southampton on May 27, 10 11:28 AM
Good Luck... Starbucks was bleeding money from that location from the first day it opened, and DD isn't nearly as "hamptons" as Starbucks was.
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on May 27, 10 2:58 PM
Terrible location. Sign a short lease.
By Q333 (161), Southampton on May 28, 10 9:12 PM
THIS IS GREAT NOW I'M GOINING TO FATTEN UP ALL MY COWORKERS.I JUST HOPE THEY OPEN EARLY
By asurest (117), easthampton on May 30, 10 7:47 AM
The problem with that location, as others have mentioned, is getting in and out from the highway. If you are heading east you have to slow day way in advanced if the light is green otherwise you'll get rear-ended, and forget making a left into their from the west bound side or making a left out of there! The traffic pattern is, I think, why so many places have come and gone from that spot.
By Rich Morey (373), Brooklyn on Jun 2, 10 12:35 PM
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