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North Station Dunkin' Donuts closed for renovations; thank God another one is only 100 feet away

Dunkin' Donuts being renovated in North Station

Claire Blechman shows us the scene in North Station, where a Dunkin' Donuts is getting rebuilt this morning. As she notes, jittery commuters don't have to fret - they just have to walk another 100 feet or so to the station's other Dunkin' Donuts because, after all, this is Boston.

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This or the giant new station entrance behind it?

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The Dunkin's, 100%.

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When u need coffee, a 100 feet is on the other side of the universe.

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Developers in this city could take a shit on Marty's desk and he'd still kiss their boots.

It's unbelievably embarrassing the city & state would allow 100,000+ people a week to be inconvenienced month after month. The developer managed to keep the parking garage open the entire time so it's not a matter of safety or physics.

That tunnel should have been the first thing opened. If the parking garage was sealed shut and Garden events curtailed until people could walk underground between stations the developer would have had it back within weeks, not years.

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But the City of Boston does not run the T. Walsh could gripe like Menino did with the giant hole at Downtown Crossing, but he’s got no power with this.

That said, the tunnel should be opened by now, no?

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90% of MBTA riders live or work in Boston. This is important to the city.

It's the city of Boston which approved the construction, issues permits, etc. They can attach any stipulations they want to the work to "encourage" the developer to do get the tunnel open.

Delaware North needs Boston, not the other way around. If Marty wasn't such a suck up to this firm they'd put more effort into staying on the city's good side.

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I would guess that 95% of the daily commuters who would use that tunnel would be in the latter category. Not exactly the group that could affect a city election. On the other hand, my percentage is also probably the percentage of Massachusetts residents passing the same way. Since the T is a state agency and the ones to sign off on all this, perhaps that’s the direction the ire should go.

But please, show me a building permit that mandates when a project should be complete. I mean, the T itself often has projects that run years behind schedule (see the Forest Hills reconstruction.)

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“Should be”? Yup, I’d agree.

But “is”? Alas, no, still not yet.

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Somebody's got to do something about he Dunkin Donuts outside the Haymarket T stop. It is completely overrun with aggressive drug addicts and homeless people. Just today one of them was blocking the exit because his girlfriend needed to make a "quiet call" in the lobby/vestibule area. Another, in an intoxicated state, was approaching patrons asking to "borrow their phone". This type of thing is a daily occurrence in there. The employees are helpless to anything about these pests.

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I ride the 111 daily (yeah sorry SL3). Its always like that there. It just attracts all the questionable people out there.

I see fist fights. screaming matches, drug deals, or whatever go on right in front.

Kinda feel sorry for the employees who have to tolerate that.

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Yes, that Dunkin and little convenience store there are always filled with shady characters.

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Don't know why they ditched the McDonald's in favor of a redundant DD

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They didn't remove the McDonald's in favor of adding a Dunks, both of the Dunks were already there.

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