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Poll: Dunkin' Donuts or Starbucks Coming to Medfield?

Assistant Town Administrator Kristine Trierweiler told Medfield selectmen Tuesday the building owner of the former Friendly's Restaurant on Main Street has had discussions with Dunkin' Donuts and Starbucks about filling the vacancy.

What to do with the former Friendly's Restaurant building on Main Street?

That question was asked shortly after the _Medfield Friendly's closed its doors this past October. _ The results of _ on what residents would like to see replace Friendly's showed another chain restaurant (40 percent of the votes). A bar was second with 35 percent of the votes and a Dunkin-Donuts drive-thru was third with 11 percent.

While Dunkin-Donuts might be the least popular choice among Medfield Patch readers, it remains high on the building owner’s list of possibilities.

According to Assistant Town Administrator Kristine Trierweiler, the building owner of Friendly's has had conversations with both Dunkin' Donuts and Starbucks about leasing the Main Street property but nothing is imminent at this point.

"We’ve met repeatedly with the owner of Friendly’s and about two weeks ago we talked to him and he’s negotiating with Dunkin’ Donuts and Starbucks," Trierweiler said. 

Trierweiler added the Downtown Study Committee will meet in the first week of April to discuss the numerous retail vacancies in town.

So Medfield, we want to know ...

Today's question: Would you rather see Dunkin' Donuts or Starbucks move into the old Friendly's building on Main Street?

Errin Chapin March 08, 2012 at 05:35 PM
We already have Dunkin Donuts. Doesn't seem fair to the guy who operates that franchise on RT109. I vote Starbucks.
Cole Brunelli March 09, 2012 at 12:03 PM
Me vote dunkin donuts
walter March 09, 2012 at 03:54 PM
Yes, we need a starbucks enough with the ubiquitous and bloody awful dunkin donuts and their brazilian dogs that work there!
Eric Scott March 10, 2012 at 05:51 PM
Is the goal to have a dunkin donuts every 100 yards? Even Starbucks is in medway and Westwood. Can there be something, anything else but a caffeine dispenser or a bank?
MedResident12 March 10, 2012 at 11:47 PM
A pinkberry/redmango/any healthy yogurt/smoothie shop there would be perfect. No competition for miles.
Will E March 11, 2012 at 01:23 AM
How about a Cold Stone Creamery or a Trader Joe's
Eric Scott March 11, 2012 at 03:49 PM
Cold stone would be great to make up for the loss of friendlys ice cream! Great idea!!
Medfield Resident March 13, 2012 at 05:50 PM
That intersection is already tough enough in the morning and evening commutes. A Dunkin Donuts would make it even worse. I could not think of a worse business going in there than a Dunkin Donuts/Starbucks or any sort of fast food place.
Miguel March 21, 2012 at 08:36 PM
Yet, it still difficult find a decent cup of coffee in this town.
Cole Brunelli March 23, 2012 at 01:01 AM
It gonna b restaurant

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