Thursday, November 26, 2015

And the revamped 1st Avenue Dunkin' Donuts is back open; now with new banner



Less than two weeks after closing for renovations, the Dunkin' Donuts on the corner of First Avenue and East Sixth Street is back open with a fresh-new DD look...



However, the giant DD cup never returned...


[Photo from 2009 via Flickr]

...and they apparently never found an advertiser for their Complimentary Hand Sanitizer, which workers have discarded...



Updated:

OK! Here's a daytime shot showing the new DD banner. OPEN LATE.

15 comments:

DrBOP said...

Hand jobs need to be free.

Donnie Moder said...

Ok, I officially accept grouch status because I hate Dunkin Donuts. I believe they have more outlets than even Starbucks. They don't serve anything of nutritional value. They displace other small businesses and mom&pops. Their coffee tastes funny and costs just as much as Starbucks. Their appearance is kind of bland and sterile, including this 6th St/1st Ave location. Tbey don't usually have bathrooms lime Syarbucks. And the big DD Cup looked cheap, like a piece of saggy garbage.

Anonymous said...

I hate to say it but Baskin Robbin hits the sweet spot price wise for an ice cream cone.

Anonymous said...

Please tell me they have a new flag outside of their store???

Anonymous said...

Being from New England originally I grew up with a fabulous D&D in my home town. Nobody should expect nutrition from a donut but the same could be said for a plain bagel which is just processed white flour but are trending with the 20 somethings.

I drink my own coffee and when out a $1 cup from my bodega does the trick. I am old enough to remember what great signs were about until corporation and some city's zoning laws prohibited them for cluttering up the visual landscape. This large cup was a bit of our American consumer culture and I am sad to see it go.

Anonymous said...

Anon 1:28: Newsflash: Bagels are trending with everyone.

Anonymous said...

@Donnie: Sorry to disagree, but I LIKE DD's coffee. Only coffee that doesn't give me heartburn, and priced better than Starbucks by far. If that makes me low-class, so be it - or as my friend says "I enjoy the pleasures of an uneducated palate"!

I also like ordering at DD b/c its in normal language (like: "medium iced caramel latte), as opposed to a "half caff latte venti blah-blah specialito" or whatever the weird terminology at Starbucks is! (I try never to go into a Starbucks.)

Scuba Diva said...

At 7:01 PM, Anonymous said:

@Donnie: Sorry to disagree, but I LIKE DD's coffee. Only coffee that doesn't give me heartburn, and priced better than Starbucks by far. If that makes me low-class, so be it - or as my friend says "I enjoy the pleasures of an uneducated palate"!

I also like ordering at DD b/c its in normal language (like: "medium iced caramel latte), as opposed to a "half caff latte venti blah-blah specialito" or whatever the weird terminology at Starbucks is! (I try never to go into a Starbucks.)


I haven't had DD's coffee in literally years; when I was on FB, there was a campaign to get DD to start carrying soymilk for their coffee, and despite pressure from many, many people, they [DD corporate] flatly refused. Then I was kicked off FB and was unaware that some time later, DD began offering soy for its coffee.

Since that's apparently old news, I'll go in and try the coffee; I probably won't be a regular, because even though I always carry my own (16 ounce) cup, many places insist on charging me 2 or 3 dollars for a refill. Porto Rico, with two locations nearby and one over on Bleecker near 6th avenue, will give me a refill for 75¢. Guess where I usually choose to get coffee. (And I unfortunately suffer from a nagging, overeducated palate.)

Anonymous said...

To add to the other complaints, they misspelled "LATTE" and "LATE" on their banner.

DrGecko said...

They get props for truth in advertising. None of the BEST COFFEE ON THE PLANET stuff, or even GOOD FOOD. Just a simple OPEN LATE.

A few years ago, one of the downtown McDonalds tried a similar tack - rather than falsely advertise GOOD FOOD, they had a big sign that said CLEAN RESTROOMS. I am informed that that was only slightly exaggerated.

Anonymous said...

I've been into a Starbucks twice in my life, once to use the bathroom and the second time to use electricity to charge my phone during Super Storm Sandy. I don't buy into the whole coffee culture and see Starbucks the same as every other corporate fast food restaurant. Most of what they serve is probably jammed pack with sugar and I'm not talking about their baked goods.

I guess it's some sort of status symbol to walk around with one of these cups in your hand like that is suppose to impress someone. This generation as taken 2 things previously done as relaxation (having a cup of coffee and a chat on the phone) into activities to be done on the go.

Anonymous said...

I'm not a fan of unnecessarily bright lights in this neighborhood. All shops ramping it up to compete with the other shops doing it = a more aggressive level of advertising in my face which I don't appreciate. Tone it down, not up - we SEE you.

chris flash said...

GREAT. Now you can rot your teeth on their gmo donuts and rot your gut with their nasty coffee in neater surroundings. And a new banner!

Anonymous said...

The new store front photo, in fact both of the photos, have this edward hopperesque quality to them.

Anonymous said...

Re; Donnie's post - DD has been outnumbered!
As mentioned in the Washington Post, having 43,945 sandwich shops in 110 countries, Subway has become the world’s most ubiquitous restaurant chain, posting armies of “sandwich artists” in more American outposts than McDonald’s and Starbucks combined.