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At least four neighborhood residents and an adjoining business owner have expressed uneasiness over the proposed installation of a Dunkin' Donuts franchise in Cox Corner.
The Zoning Board of Appeals did not amend or transfer the existing special permits for the property at 1508 Tremont Street at its March 10 meeting and instead elected to continue the public hearing at a later date.
Cadete Enterprises, which owns and operates a total of 52 other franchises on the South Shore, presented its application and proposal for this project to the ZBA. John Cadete, who did not attend the meeting, was represented by his attorney Robert Galvin, Jr. Cadete Enterprises hopes to purchase the currently vacant space, formerly the site of two pizza shops, and is seeking a change in the current hours of operation.
Residents said they think this Dunkin' Donuts location will change the residential feel of their neighborhood and possibly even affect the quality of their lives. A dangerous intersection, inadequate lighting, the presence and amount of signage and a busy parking lot were all of primary concern.