By Monroe Roark
Henry County residents
have been wondering for a few months when the Krispy Kreme in
Stockbridge will be open.
That day is getting
closer, as representatives of the doughnut maker met with city
officials Tuesday for an official groundbreaking at the new
location, 120 Hwy. 138 at the corner of Daniel Drive.
The store is expected to
open in January, with nearly 70 full-time and part-time jobs,
according to a statement from the city. The existing building on
the site, which was a Shoney’s restaurant in the 1980s and more
recently a Hong Kong King Buffet, will be torn down to make way
for the new facility.
Krispy Kreme will be
incorporating its new prototype interior and exterior design for
the store, which will be approximately 2,300 square feet and
include a 24-hour drive-thru window and the famous “HOT” light.
In celebration of the
grand opening, Krispy Kreme will provide the first 100 customers
with free doughnuts for a year and first 150 will receive a
commemorative t-shirt on opening day.
As with other locations,
Krispy Kreme’s fundraising program will offer local schools,
churches and sports leagues, community and civic groups the
opportunity to raise funds for their organizations.
The store is currently hiring through the
company’s web site,