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Oh, SmAlbany!

Daily posts and occasional longer essays about politics, culture, and life in the Capital Region...updated M-F, midmorning


"I write this not as a booster of Albany, which I am, nor an apologist for the city, which I sometimes am, but rather as a person whose imagination has become fused with a single place, and in that place finds all the elements that a man ever needs..." -W. Kennedy, from O Albany!

Rediculous item of the day...

Rediculous item of the day...:Just off the corner of Route 9 and 155 in Latham there is a Dunkin' Donuts. It has been there since at least the mid 1960's, according to my excellent sources. It does really good business. So good, in fact, that when you order from the drive-through now, you are greeted with the following sign [i'm paraphrasing from memory]:

"It might result in quicker service if you visit our new location across the street on Route 9."

And sure enough, if you then look up and turn your head to the right, you can see another Dunkin Donuts building, sitting just north of Taco Bell on Route 9.

So, the questions begin:

1) Why two Dunkin donuts within a literal stone's throw of each other? There are only two possible answers:

a) the national chain has franchised an extra building, and is hoping to boost total sales in the area, even if this comes at the expense of the old store.

b) they are both owned by the same person, who thinks that he/she is losing revenue without a store on the southbound traffic side of Route 9.

If it's (a), then we wouldn't expect the old DD to be advertising the new one. If it's (b), then i think someone is vastly overestimating the revenue that the new one will draw. Could it possibly offest the overhead?
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At 12:25 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said:

Ridiculously Rediculous    



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