3.30.2006

Dunk This

Another story in the Globe that proves how proudly idiotic some communities are. It seems that the town of Wellesley does not want a new Dunkin' Donuts because it's damaging to the town's characer and "a barnacle on the face of progress." Selectman David J. Himmelberger is the real Barnacle here, along with everyone else in Wellesley's town government.

The article doesn't really get into specifics as to why having a third (including one that's in a gas station) DD shop that located outside the town center is akin to the holocaust, but I'm sure it's stupid. Already, a judge has shot down the town's request to have the shop close because no restaurant license was filled out. Suprise, suprise, non of the other high end coffee shops filled out restaurant licenses either because that particular law has not been enforced for almost 90 years. This particular DD is a take-out only operation, also.

Looking at the picture that's included with the story, it actually looks pretty decent. There are no garrish orange and pink colors, just faux-gold leaf on brick and even a trash can outside the door to prevent littering by exiting customers. Coffee and pastries are a basic human urge these days.

Towns and neighborhoods that act so holier-than-thou when it comes to small businesses really bother me. How is a pastry and coffee shop (that's just what DD is) detrimental to a community? There are adult video stores that are bigger in size than the DD in Wellesley. This is the same thing that happened in the North End when people complained that it was out of character. How can a New England institution be out of character in New England? This makes me want to throw up in my mouth.

Even if you don't read the article, I'll leave you with the best part: ''It's not as attractive as it should be," said Maureen Bach, who works at a neighboring dental practice. She opposes the store but nonetheless bought a coffee there on a recent morning.

You just can't get rid of these basic human urges.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Peagreen complained...

Tortola, your blood pressure will rise when I say -- You knucklehead there's nothing wrong with the world, it's all in your demented mind, my short-tempered little freak. Bush is really a savior. The Red Sox nation is crazy and V for Vendetta is a foreshadowing of life as we know it. And, there won't be a summer in Somerville, just for you and I have arranged for that.

3/30/2006 10:10 AM
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Blogger Carl complained...

I vomited your color this morning.

3/30/2006 10:17 AM
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