Krispy Kreme taking its sweet time: Auburn opening pushed to May

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The opening of Krispy Kreme’s new Center Street location has been pushed back to spring, according to city officials.

“The owner of Krispy Kreme said they are now hoping for a May opening,” Doug Greene, the city’s urban development and grant administrator, said Thursday.

The target opening had been the end of the year.

Earthwork on the $3 million project at 410 Center St., which also will include Firehouse Subs, began just a few months ago.

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Developer Cort Mendez, president and CEO of NH Glazed, LLC, didn’t respond to a message left Thursday. Krispy Kreme is expected to open three stores in Maine. Even with the delayed opening, Auburn would still likely be first in the state for the chain.

kskelton@sunjournal.com

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