Two Dunkin’ stores in Dot are under renovation; one will open on Wednesday

The Dunkin’ Donuts store at 875 Morrissey Blvd. was set to re-open this week after it was temporarily closed for renovations earlier this month. Bill Forry photo

A couple of Dunkin Donuts stores in Dorchester are getting substantial facelifts this month as the franchise owner seeks to modernize and improve his stores in the neighborhood.

Clayton Turnbull, CEO of Dorchester-based Waldwin Group, said his company acquired several existing Dunkin’ locations in 2021, including the stores at 875 Morrissey Blvd. and 1931 Dorchester Ave., both of which have been closed in recent weeks.

The Morrissey location was set to re-open on Wednesday this week, according to Turnbull. The Dot Ave. store across from Ashmont station will remain shut until the end of May. That store needed considerably more work to bring it up to the brand’s standards, Turnbull said, adding,

“We are investing heavily in all of these locations.” He noted that a renovation project was completed at another Dunkin’ he owns in Lower Mills last winter.

Turnbull also owns the coffee and donut store on Dorchester Avenue near Freeport Street. Other franchise locations managed by the Waldwin Group include stores in Grove Hall and Morton Street in Mattapan.


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