Dunkiní Donuts likely to open in January 2014Members of the Jonesborough Planning Commission met last week and unanimously passed a proposed site plan for the new Dunkiní Donuts set to open at the Shell gas station early next year.
Mountain Empire Oil will raze its current convenience center at the corner of Boone Street and Highway 11E and rebuild the facility in the same spot.
The building, however, will be oriented so the gas pumps and canopy no longer face the intersection.
The oil company recently purchased a parcel of land adjacent to the site from the Town of Jonesborough so it can also build a Dunkiní Donuts franchise at the location.
The Dunkiní Donuts store will include seating indoors as well as a drive-thru.
Following the Sept. 24 meeting, Ryan Broyles, president of Mountain Empire Oil Co., said he expects Dunkiní Donuts to open in January 2014.