MONROE, CT — Construction of a new bagel shop with a drive-thru at 4 Easton Road (Route 59), at the corner of Hattertown Road and Main Street, has been going on for months, and many residents are wondering when a shovel will go into the ground for a new Dunkin’ Donuts across the street from the McDonald’s on Monroe Turnpike.
The Monroe Sun received updates on both projects from Community and Economic Development Director William Holsworth.
Seventh Realty LLC recently received an approval from the Office of the State Traffic Administration for the timing of the traffic light at Village Square due to the increase of traffic volume.
Now that the developer has all of the approvals, the town is awaiting the building permit application to be filed, so construction can begin at 395 Monroe Turnpike.
The new Dunkin’ Donuts will replace the location at the corner of Elm Street and Route 111 with a modern building with a drive-thru.
Meanwhile, Nick Jhilal, an Easton native, who owns Clean Pro Restoration in Orange, is renovating the small white clapboard building at the corner of Easton and Hattertown roads, so he can lease the first floor to a bagel shop with a drive-thru in the back and use the second floor as an office or an apartment.
Holsworth said construction is moving along steadily, though Jhilal has faced supply chain delays, which has slowed the progress of the project.
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