Dunkin' Donuts in Carnegie not a done deal yet
By Doug Gulasy
Published: Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, 9:02 p.m.
Talks of bringing a Dunkin' Donuts franchise to Carnegie are continuing, but a deal has yet to be finalized.
Heartland Restaurant Group, the Western Pennsylvania franchisee for Dunkin' Donuts, bid $350,000 to purchase the borough-owned Family Dollar parking lot at the corner of Mansfield Boulevard and Broadway Street. But some problems with the bid caused Carnegie Borough Council to disqualify it by a 5-0 vote at its meeting Monday night.
“That bid response had some errors in it, so we have to reject that bid,” council President Rick D'Loss said.
D'Loss said the problems come mostly with the difference of purchasing borough-owned property as opposed to privately-owned property. Because Heartland was the only bidder, council will enter into negotiations with the group in an attempt to resolve those problems.
Any agreement would be announced at a future council meeting, D'Loss said.
Heartland's attempt to bring a Dunkin' Donuts to Carnegie began in spring 2012, when Heartland expressed interest in purchasing North Star Chevrolet's property at the corner of Mansfield Boulevard and Chestnut Street. However, a deal wasn't reached.
The borough voted to re-advertise the Family Dollar lot at its Jan. 14 meeting after two previous advertisements failed to land a suitable bidder. Council sought a minimum bid of $320,000, which Heartland exceeded.
“They want to be on Mansfield Boulevard,” D'Loss said.
The Morrow Avenue Bridge is open to traffic again.
The bridge, which underwent a reconstruction project to fix problems with its deck and other issues, reopened earlier this month, Carnegie Mayor Jack Kobistek said.
Cost of the project was expected to be $93,975, paid for through the refinancing of the $1 million bond issue approved in September 2011.
“(The residents) are very pleased that it is open, and they are very thankful,” Councilman Mike Sarsfield said. “We were able to do much good work with that (bond) money.”
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