Dunkin may replace Panda

November 1, 2007
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Dunkin and PandaA shakeup continues for street-level retail on Washington Street downtown. Panda Express plans to close its store in the former Roselyn Bakery at Washington and Pennsylvania streets, and a deal is in the works to replace the Chinese chain with a Dunkin Donuts. If a deal is reached, the 2,000-square-foot restaurant would open early in 2008. Plans call for Dunkin to put its signature coffee mug on the iconic former Roselyn sign.
  • Nice! Hopefully they put more downtown area as well.
  • Just what I need a Dunkin Donuts within walking distance of my office.....
  • This is where that developer wanted to build a 25 story apartment tower. Guess he won't be buying this property back anytime soon?
  • Yeah, that definitely fell through if I remember right. I don't know why that block is still so rundown when the rest of downtown is booming, but it's got to be a matter of time before something gets built there.
  • I agree with Dave. I can't understand why that particular block downtown is not even being considered for any major development like the nearby hotel/condos are. It's amazing to me how that block facing North on Washington Street is in such poor ugly shape. After you walk past that block, you're somewhere much more pleasing to the eye and welcoming. I really was hoping for that twisting tower to be built there, it would have been a major milestone for downtown. Then again... this is Indy... boring mindset.
  • hey cory, whats going on at the canal ? got any inside to whats flaherty and collins is putting there?
  • A Dunkin' Donuts on that corner would be GREAT!! I hope it goes through.

    And, yes, I can't understand why Downtown has developed AROUND this portion of the block. Apparently, noone is earnest enough to satisfy the owner(s) of these blighted properties.
  • Nooooo not Panda!! My 45 second walk to lunch will be over soon. :(
  • this will be welcomed. we Hoosiers need more doughnuts in our lives!
  • Mmmmmm... bourbon chicken doughnuts.
  • How about Zebra Squares Doughnut Holes? This'd be an Indy-exclusive DD menu item!!

  • Please tell me they are going to replace the old Roselyn sign (now Panda) with a revolving doughnut!
  • Flack: You are a genius.
  • Eh, I'd rather see the crappy shack demolished and replaced with atleast a three story brick building. That block has peotential, I'd like to see whats under the shoes building scaffolding, and I'd like the 1850 building to be restored. Eh, I love dunkin' donuts though! :)
  • As cool as a revolving doughnut sounds. I’m sure that IHPC will not take the stick out of there B***’s to pass it..
    As for the lack of development. It may have something to do with the land under the building being own buy someone other then the guy that owns the building on top of it. I don't remember what that called? That’s the problem with the Illinois building. As I under stand it.
  • bob -- Thankfully, I don't think IHPC has any jurisdiction for this location. The Wholesale District only extends up to portions of the alley between Maryland and Washington.
  • Wouldn't it be nice if the IHPC didn't exist?
  • Erich R. H. the answer to your question would be yes :)
  • oh yes they do have good doughnuts, but their coffee is awesome. Assuming whoever is working is good about rotating it, I think it's the best cup of Joe you can get. I also recommend buying just the beans. I'm so glad they're back!!!
  • the IHPC has its goods and bads.
  • Maybe Dunkin Donuts will pay for the Circle Truss!
  • ...and why wouldn't they lease space at its base? After all, it's just a giant drive-through donut!
  • Hey Dustin for someone who thinks Indianapolis is a snore, why are you
    always on Indianapolis sites? Stay where you are we don't need negative people like you around
  • Without the IHPC, much of historic downtown would be bulldozed and destroyed. You need to keep a historic flavor, or your downtown looks like everyone else's.

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