Almost two months to the day since it was first announced, a 24-hour Dunkin' Donuts franchise opened this morning in the space that was last home to Tonio's Italian Restaurant, on Seventh Avenue between Seventh and Eighth Streets.
It's a little smaller than other branches, but Dunkin' Donuts is one of the only national franchises that can fit into the traditional storefront layout (as opposed to, say, a Duane Reade). It pretty much looks like every other Dunkin' Donuts out there, with a long counter and a small seating area in the back. Even though it's just a block away from the venerable 7th Avenue Donuts, something tells me that this new addition won't hurt their businesses, because who buys donuts from Dunkin' Donuts anymore anyway?
Dunkin' Donuts, 306 7th Avenue Brooklyn NY 11215.