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Oak Grove can't hold onto its donuts

Dave Bonner tweets another donut stand at the Oak Grove T stop has closed:

... sign said business was too slow. ...

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It was a "Donuts 'N Donuts." Not nearly the powerhouse of capitalism as the Dunk.

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Donut (singular) N' Donuts - a name that makes little sense. I don't mind these things closing - less trash on the trains, less sticky goo on the floors, less half-eaten fried dough stuffed between seats. I could never figure out why someone needs to eat on a train ride that probably lasts no longer than 20 minutes, tops. Try reading more and eating less while on a train.

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Thanks for the correction.

Signed,

Guy who sticks to the southern end of the Orange Line.

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Anyone know what the other doughnut shop that closed was?

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Perhaps the problem was that it was so close to the stairs down to the platform that people were deciding to rush down to hop on the train and deal with getting victuals later. Besides, who really wants to deal with coffee and doughnuts on a sardinified Orange Line train ?

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which closed, and was replaced by a locally-owned place ... but last time I looked, that too had closed.

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The Washington Square branch in Brookline closed a few years ago and was replaced by a Rod Dee Thai outpost. Weirdly, there are now no Dunkies on Beacon St. between Cleveland Circle and Coolidge Corner.

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There was an interesting thing about the old Dunkin' Donuts on Beacon St. near Washington Square in Brookline. You could not get a sausage egg and cheese, or apparently, anything else that would not be eaten by very religious Jewish folks (someone once gave me an example of what that something else might have been, but I was only personally denied the sausage and maybe a ham egg and cheese).

While some attributed its closing to this strict compliance with kosher requirements (and I have wondered whether the same sensibilities played a role in the Roadhouse's decision to scrap its smoker), I think it probably had more to do with the difficulty associated with parking on the eastbound side of Beacon (even before the Beacon reconstruction). It also could very easily could have been the Starbucks that is 4 doors down, too - after all, this is Brookline we're talking about. But then again, that Starbucks doesn't seem to be adversely affected by the parking situation so who knows.

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And, in a nice example of diversity, the Kosher DD was next to a convenience store advertising halal meat (which is soon to be the new home of El Pelon, from what I hear).

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The shop at Oak Grove was not a Dunkin Donuts. It was a small chain called Donut and Donuts.

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Got the impression at that time that the donut shop was no longer Dunkins, but was now locally owned. Too bad it's now gone under completely.

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Last night were were driving down Rt 27 when my wife and I noticed the Dunks by the train station had closed. (there's probably something about heading to a friends house to break fast that makes you notice every single food establishment along the way.) Since I don't take the train anymore, I don't know how long its been gone.

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Not enough cops in the neighborhood. Or maybe they've just become health conscious.

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There used to be a food stand at JFK station that hasn't been in operation for months - and I'm assuming it's closed for good.

Not that there was much to recommend there, aside from the bottled drinks and packaged goods - the coffee was AWFUL (though that didn't stop me from buying it occasionally when I really needed it, lol), and I don't know where the hell they got those awful muffins -- but it was at least nice to have some option to get a quick bite of something if you needed it.

And now the locked-up kiosk just takes up space there. If it's never going to be used, they should take it out of there, maybe put in another bench or something.

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