Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Doughnut Places are Gone

I drove by the last doughnut place in C'ville today to notice that it is closed. C'ville now has no doughnut place for those late night cravings. If I need a doughnut, which happens about 2 times a year, I will have to pick up a box from a grocery store. That just isn't the same as getting an assorted dozen from a real person.

I wonder what it is about this city that makes it difficult for doughnut places to stay in business. Krispy Kreme couldn't make it here. The Donut Connection used to be Dunkin Donuts, but that family either lost their franchise or decided not to renew it. Now, even the Donut Connection is gone.

In Pensacola, FL, my hometown, the Krispy Kreme has been there for an eternity, still on the corner of 9th Avenue and Cervantes Street. It's an ugly building, difficult to get into, and probably has a layer of grease, sugar, and flour on the floor an inch thick, yet it still flashes the "Hot Donuts Now" sign and does a brisk business. Why does this place stay open while the super special, complete with open view doughnut machine and drive through window Krispy Kreme in C'ville closes within two years of opening?

3 comments:

Maverick said...

Really doesn't make sense. Maybe Charlottesville just has very carb conscious people in it!

Trixie said...

Roger couldn't live in Cville. He only wants a doughnut once in a while but grocery store nuts just don't count.

Liz Self said...

Guess I left Charlottesville just in time. There's a Dunkin Donuts at practically every El stop in Chicago, and one in between just in case.