Time to make the donuts


OBSERVER Assistant News Editor

HANOVER – Area residents and Thruway commuters may soon have another place to stop for coffee in Irving.

Building plans for a Dunkin’ Donuts to be located on the corner of Route 5/20 and Main Road, near the Thruway exit, were recently submitted to the Town of Hanover Code Enforcement Office.

Hanover Code Enforcement Officer Thomas Gould said he is still waiting on some plans before the development can move forward.

“I have the stamped plans and I have been told I will have the site plans in a week or so. After that the planning board will look at it and if no special permits are required I can issue a building permit,” he explained.

Hanover Planning Board Chairperson Carol Depasquale said the planning board has not received anything for review yet.

“We haven’t formally received a site plan for Dunkin’ Donuts. They submitted the building plans but they are not exact. It doesn’t show which way the building will face, where the drive through will be or where the entrance from the street will be. It is just a plan of the building; it looks like a very nice building but it is not descriptive. It doesn’t have anything we need to know,” she explained.

Gould said the owner of the property is Timothy Cloe of Winter Park, Fla., and the developer is Bevilacqua Development of Amherst.

Jim Bevilacqua said he is working with his son and business partner Jonathan Bevilacqua on the project.

They are leasing the 20 acres of land situated behind the old Hoag’s Dairy and which has about 200 feet of frontage on Route 5/20.

Bevilacqua said the plan is to open the 2,400 square foot Dunkin’ Donuts location in spring.

“We hope to finish building in late spring, around May or June it should be open,” he said.

He joked, as a summer resident, he has been encouraged to do some development in Hanover. He said he hopes the town is receptive to the project.

“It will be a nice addition to have in the town of Hanover, where there is very little development. Hopefully the town will be receptive,” he said.

He confirmed the site plans should be done in about a week. The next planning board meeting is Feb. 18, and this item may be on the agenda for review.

There are two Dunkin Donuts locations in Chautauqua County – on Vineyard Drive in Dunkirk and at Kwik Fill on N. Main Street in Jamestown.