WJTV News Channel 12 - Plans for Krispy Kreme on Hershberger Road move forward

Plans for Krispy Kreme on Hershberger Road move forward

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Krispy Kreme in Roanoke suffered a major fire in June of 2013. Krispy Kreme in Roanoke suffered a major fire in June of 2013.
ROANOKE CITY (WSLS) - If you're wondering when you'll be able to taste some Krispy Kreme donuts again, you may not have to wait too long.

The company chose a location on Hershberger Road to build a new store after the former building was destroyed in a fire.

City officials say nearly all plans are approved for the site and building.

Chris chittum, the Director of Planning, Building and Development for the City says they are now scheduling a pre-construction conference for next week and construction will begin right after that.

The Krispy Kreme on Melrose Avenue burned in June of 2013 after what's believed to be an electrical failure in the attic. Roanoke Fire-EMS estimated the damage to the building to be around $100,000.

According to Krispy Kreme spokesman Brian Little, the company decided at that time look for other locations in the Roanoke area to build a new store.

The Krispy Kreme on Melrose Avenue had been open for more than half-a-century and supplied doughnuts and other pastries to stores across Southwest Virginia, and parts of Southeastern West Virginia. The closure meant job-loss for around 50 people.


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