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Some oppose 2 proposed Augusta doughnut shops

August 12, 2013

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Efforts to open two new Dunkin’ Donuts shops in Augusta are running into opposition from some people.

Some residents near the proposed coffee shops are worried the developments will bring increased traffic congestion and other problems to their neighborhoods.

The Planning Board will hold public hearings on Tuesday night to discuss the new shops proposed for Western Avenue and Stone Street.

City development director Matt Nazar says the Stone Street shop has generated the most controversy because it lies on the border of residential and business zones.

He tells the Kennebec Journal (http://bit.ly/14CSldN) the city received two letters signed by 24 households in the neighborhood citing concerns.

Augusta already has five Dunkin Donuts shops, but one of the existing locations will be closed if the new locations are approved.

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Information from: Kennebec Journal, http://www.kjonline.com/

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