On the outside, the strip center along NC 119 that’s to be home to Mebane’s Dunkin’ Donuts looks complete and ready to open.
But a shortage of some electrical equipment may prevent the store from opening for another two months, until sometime in October, according to the franchise owner, Alex McCourt.
McCourt and future manager Lina Moore were at the Mebane site last week, trying to make as many preparations for its opening as possible, given the unexpected delay.
Meanwhile, McCourt told The Alamance News that a second Burlington location now under construction – at the corner of Maple Avenue (NC 49) and Hanford Road – could be ready to open about the same time as the Mebane store, also sometime in October, if all goes well, he said.
[Story continues below photo of future site of second Dunkin’ Donuts location in Burlington.]
McCourt also acknowledged that he is seeking a location in Graham at an exit between the NC 49 and NC 119 stores, although he was not prepared to divulge a final decision or timeframe for it.
McCourt oversees the operations of about a half dozen Dunkin’ Donuts locations throughout the Triad.