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Dunkin' Donuts Sets Up Shop in Yorkville

By DNAinfo Staff on February 18, 2013 2:24pm

YORKVILLE — Step aside, Starbucks.

Breakfast bread and coffee behemoth Dunkin' Donuts has recently opened up shop at 200 E. 89th St., at Third Avenue, in the site of a former photo shop.

The new restaurant is located across the street from Bagels & More, 1585 Third Ave., which offers some similar samplings — such as breakfast sandwiches — but far fewer pastries than the international donut mogul.

The Dunkin' Donuts franchise store is similar to others in the company, said Md Rashid, a store manager. 

The location has been particularly busy because of its residential surroundings, he said.

"A lot of people — a lot of families — are coming and they're very happy," said Rashid, 32.

Neighborhood resident Eric Wilson, who stopped by the store on Monday, Feb. 18 2013, said he's happy the shop opened up a stone's throw from his apartment.

"The store wasn't being used for some time," said Wilson, 33, of the defunct photography studio. "It works for me. It's right across the street. It's convenient."