Dunkin’ Donuts hearing carried to board’s Aug. 20 meeting

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FAIR HAVEN – At the request of the applicant, testimony on an application that seeks to open a Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant has been moved to next month.

Fair Haven Retail, LLC, is proposing to include a Dunkin’ Donuts in the Fair Haven Shopping Center, 560 River Road. Initial testimony was heard by the Planning Board in February and the public hearing resumed in June.

Testimony was expected to continue at the board’s July 16 meeting at the Knollwood School, Hance Road. The application was removed from the agenda that day. Testimony regarding the Dunkin’ Donuts is now expected to resume at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 20.

According to a legal notice published by the applicant, Fair Haven Retail is seeking classification as an “exempt development” for amended preliminary and final major site plan approval to permit a change of use for the tenancy, which formerly operated as Laird’s Stationary Store.

The proposed Dunkin’ Donuts is permitted and is proposed to operate in a 2,000-square-foot tenant location on the northeast side of the property facing River Road. No drive-up or exterior takeout window is proposed, according to the legal notice.

Residents who have taken issue with the application have previously asserted that fast food establishments of any kind are prohibited in Fair Haven.