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WEST HAVEN, April 3, 2019 — Accompanied by members of the West Haven High School Band, Mayor Nancy R. Rossi cuts the ceremonial ribbon Wednesday, April 3, with city officials and the owners of the Dunkin’ Donuts franchise at 985 Boston Post Road to celebrate the restaurant’s reopening as a next-generation Dunkin’ concept store.
From left, Councilman Peter V. Massaro, D-6; City Council Chairman Ronald M. Quagliani, D-at large; Councilwoman Robbin Watt Hamilton, D-5; mayoral Executive Assistant Lou Esposito; and owners Frank D’Andrea, his son, Francesco D’Andrea, and his daughter, Nicole Ball.
The freshly remodeled Dunkin’ on the city’s bustling Route 1 corridor is the brand’s restaurant of the future and the third next-generation location in Connecticut, behind Simsbury and Wallingford. For the new prototype, known as Dunkin’ Next Generation, the Canton, Mass.-based doughnut and coffee chain has dropped “Donuts” from its signage.
The West Haven Dunkin’ is the state’s first location, however, to receive next-generation improvements inside as well as enhancements outside, including LED lighting.
The 2,650-square-foot restaurant features a modern atmosphere and new and innovative technologies and design elements to make running on Dunkin’ faster and more convenient. It includes a bar-style, cold-brew tap system that pours eight coffees and teas, along with an expanded grab-and-go selection for bottled beverages and snacks.
(City Photo/Michael P. Walsh)
The West Haven High School Band receives a $500 donation in the form of an oversize check from the ownership of the new Dunkin’ Next Generation at 985 Boston Post Road. From left, Councilman Peter V. Massaro, D-6; City Council Chairman Ronald M. Quagliani, D-at large; owner Nicole Ball; Mayor Nancy R. Rossi; band field leaders Amanda Hill and Jasmine Powell; band technical adviser Ralph Ferriolo; and Councilwoman Robbin Watt Hamilton, D-5. (City Photo/Michael P. Walsh)
(City Photos/Michael P. Walsh)