Dunkin' Donuts, a fixture of downtown Lexington's east end — and a sometime home away from home for a certain University of Kentucky men's basketball coach — will be moving after seven years.
The store at 333 East Main Street will close Tuesday, according to Collier Mills, operating partner of the store. It will reopen in a couple of weeks at Richmond and Mount Tabor roads, he said.
"Our lease is up downtown, and we've got an opportunity to move a couple miles out Richmond Road to a store with a drive-through," Mills said. His other franchise on South Broadway does about 50 percent of its business in the drive-through, he said.
The new store also will have double the staff, Mills said.
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The store put a sign in the window to let hard-core pumpkin latte fans know.
"We have a lot of customers who have been asking about it, and the majority are pretty happy about it because they drive in that way," Mills said.
What about Coach Cal? University of Kentucky men's basketball coach John Calipari is frequently sighted working and hanging out at the store.
Mills said he has heard from store employees that Calipari indicated that he might come to the new location.
"And he comes to our other store on South Broadway, so he has that option, too," Mills said.
The spot in the Main + Rose building where Dunkin' Donuts has been has not yet been leased, according to the building managers.