Monday, April 23, 2012
The breakfast chain bustles on its opening day in Moon Township.
Dunkin' Donuts opened its doors today on the corner of Carnot and Beaver Grade roads. The breakfast eatery, located in the former Hometown Pizza building just off University Boulevard, opened at 5 a.m. today to packed crowds and long lines at the drive-through. Developers at Heartland Restaurant Group, which operates the Moon franchise location, said the store was orignally slated to open after April 28. The chain restaurant features free WiFi, a sit-in dining room and Dunkin' Donuts' signature menu of breakfast confections and coffee. Patch stopped by for a quick caffeine fix, and now we want to know: What do you think of the new Dunkin' Donuts? Have you been there yet? How was the service?
Thursday, April 5, 2012
The board called for military officials to reconsider the closing of the Moon-based air wing.
The Moon Township Board of Supervisors last night denounced the planned closure of the 911th Airlift Wing. "We need citizens to get behind the movement to save the base," said Supervisor Jim Vitale at the meeting. The Air Force announced plans earlier this year to shutter the Moon-based airlift wing and eliminate each of its 1,100 military and 250 civilian jobs as a part of an effort to reduce the Air Force's 2013 budget by $8.7 billion. The board last night adopted a resolution expressing opposition to the closure, which will be finalized in 2013. The base has been targeted in the reductions because of the age of its eight C-130 aircraft, which are some of the oldest tactical aircraft still flying in the military. Board President Marv …
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Construction on a new township hotel could begin as early as this summer.
A representative from the Pittsburgh-based firm Gateway Engineers last night presented an early plan for a new Hilton hotel and neighboring office building to be constructed on GSK Drive in Moon. Engineer Patrick Cooper said developers plan to construct a 117-room Hilton Homewood Suites hotel and neighboring 130,000 square-foot office building with surrounding parking lots on the roadway, which is located off Fed Ex Drive. Cooper said construction on the project is under a "tight" schedule and could be underway as early as July. Developers in 2008 planned to construct a 240-room hotel and adjoined office complex on the street, but backed out of the plan after the economy went into a recession later that year. "Well, it's 2012 now," …
Saturday, January 21, 2012
The confectionery chain confirms that a new Beaver Grade Road store will open this spring.
A new fast food restaurant will open its doors in Moon Township just in time for the spring weather. A spokesperson for Dunkin' Donuts confirmed that it is planning to open its new Beaver Grade Road store in mid-April. The store will be located in the former Hometown Pizza building at the corner of Carnot and Beaver Grade roads. Hometown Pizza moved to 101 Fern Hollow Road in September. The building, which includes a drive-through and dining room, formerly housed a Taco Bell. The building will be revamped before the store's opening, though details on the renovation were unavailable. So we want to know: What other businesses would you like to see come to Moon Township? Big or small, what services, stores or restaurants are on your Moon …
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Restaurant to occupy site that once had been home to Taco Bell and, more recently, Hometown Pizza.
A Dunkin' Donuts franchise restaurant has been slated to fill the former Hometown Pizza building on Beaver Grade Road. Crews are at work renovating the building, which also previously served as a Taco Bell. Hometown Pizza moved this summer from the building at 830 Beaver Grade Road to its new location on Fern Hollow Road. Fernandes Dionisio & Figalai, the California-based owner of the property, and representatives from Dunkin' Donuts could not be reached for comment. Check back with Patch for more information.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
With some fun coffee facts from Patch on the side!
Today is National Coffee Day, a day to celebrate the one addiction most of us seem to share — that need for a daily dose (or three) of caffeine. 7-Eleven, Krispy Kreme, Dunkin' Donuts, Caribou Coffee and other establishments are providing free or discounted coffee this morning. As you hunt down your cup o’ joe, here are five things every bean aficionado should know. 1. Is “I need a cup of coffee to start my day” part of your daily vocabulary? You’re not alone. Three out of five Americans think that about their first morning cup, according to a coffee consumption survey commissioned by 7-Eleven. 2. Your career could dictate whether you’re more likely to chug coffee during the day, according to a Dunkin’ Donuts/Career Builder survey. The …