The troubled corner space at 1001 Gayley in Westwood Village was most recently and briefly the home to juice shop Qwench, and before that it was a branch of Coffee Bean. Now a reader (Thanks Kiko!) wrote to tell me that a new coffee joint is taking over to location. It appears that national chain Dunkin’ Donuts will soon be dishing breakfast pastries and sugary coffee drinks to the good people of Westwood.
I’ve been hearing from surprised readers who noticed that Krispy Kreme has vanished from its corner location at Wilshirie and Euclid in Santa Monica. You may recall that KK was a sensation some years back, with people waiting in long lines to secure the pillowy treats. I’m not sure what the cause was, but donut competition in Santa Monica is fierce: Dunkin’ Donuts, Sidecar, and an upcoming Randy’s Donuts are all within blocks.
It’s official: According to the signs posted in the window over the weekend, LA’s very own Dunkin’ Donuts is set to open at 5:00am on Tuesday, September 2nd at 1132 Wilshire Blvd. (corner of 12th) in Santa Monica. This will be the first outpost of what appears to be a major expansion into the West Coast. Look for a menu of breakfast and lunch sandwiches, fetish-inducing coffee, and, well… donuts.
By 8:00pm Monday evening a line began to form…
And by 7:00am Tuesday morning, panic breaks out…News cameras, traffic jams, lines around the block!
Its official: Construction is underway and signs are up in the window confirming that LA’s very own branch of East Coast cult favorite Dunkin’ Donuts will soon be arriving on the corner of 12th and Wilshire in Santa Monica. Offering a menu of their much-lauded sugary treats and fetish-inducing coffee as well as breakfast and lunch sandwiches, this will be the first LA outpost of what appears to be a major expansion into the West Coast. No word on a projected opening date yet, but until then, read more here.