Dover Township will be running on Dunkin’ Donuts in the near future.
Township manager Laurel Ostwalt confirmed Tuesday that an empty residential building at 2727 Grandview Ave. will be demolished and that the 1.4-acre property will be converted into a one commercial building, about 5,000 square feet of space with associated parking.
“One tenant will be Dunkin’ Donuts, the other space has no tenant at this time,” Mark Magrecki of Penn Terra Engineering, said on behalf of property owner Mahant Krupa, LLC. The other space is available for lease.
All parking will be provided for on site. There will be a combined 45 spaces.
Mahant Krupa, based in Derry Township, Dauphin County, purchased the property from Ashley Spangler Jr. in September 2017, according to records from real estate firm Bennett Williams. Karen Neiderer of Bennett Williams Realty Inc. represented both the buyer and the seller in the transaction. Denny Neiman assisted in the sale.
Penn Terra Engineering, a land development consultant company for the project, is securing the project’s approval through Dover Township and outside agencies. Magrecki said he’s unsure when the demolition will begin.
“We hope to begin construction as soon as the plans have been finalized with the Township. We anticipate this will occur within the next month,” he said.
Though the demolition permit has been approved, it has not been picked up yet, Oswalt said.
Magrecki said there is a conditional final plan approval, but Penn Terra Engineering is still working to resolve other undisclosed outstanding items. Oswalt said the exact layout for the sewer and water lines needs to be submitted to the public works department for review and approval.
Guy Rudiger, Dunkin’ Donuts spokesman through Alliance Marketing Partners, said that while there are potential plans in place, he could not confirm anything yet.
The construction of a Dunkin’ Donuts on this site would mark the first for Dover Township. There are currently several Dunkin’ Donuts shops in York County.
The timeline for the store’s opening has not been determined, Magrecki said.
This story has been updated to clarify that Karen Neiderer of Bennett Williams Realty Inc. represented both the buyer and the seller in the transaction. Denny Neiman assisted in the sale.