By Monroe Roark
A major change in the
landscape in Stockbridge has occurred as developers move closer to
opening a new Krispy Kreme store in the city.
Construction crews now have a
level surface with which to work at the future Krispy Kreme
site as the old building was completely demolished within
the past few weeks.
Photo by Monroe Roark
The building formerly on
the site, which most recently housed a Hong Kong King Buffet and
for many before that a Shoney’s restaurant, has been completely
demolished to make way for a brand-new facility to house the
doughnut shop at 120 Hwy. 138, at the corner of Daniel Drive.
The official groundbreaking
took place in late October, with many dignitaries from the company
as well as city government on hand for the announcement.
The store is expected to open
in the next few months, with nearly 70 full-time and part-time jobs,
according to a statement from the city. 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 the 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, 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,