Dunkin’ Donuts has opened its newest Miami location, at 1190 NW 62nd St. in Liberty City.
The store, which opened July 24, will create new 30 full-time and part-time jobs for the community, according to Ashley Rodriguez, a Dunkin’ Donuts spokeswoman.
The Liberty City location is owned by franchisee Chris Mellgren of Miami-based Surfside Coffee Co. Surfside is the largest Dunkin’ Donuts franchise network in Florida, and this restaurant will be the company’s 60th.
“Chris decided to open a Dunkin’ location in Liberty City because it’s an underserved market without a lot of options for good breakfast or a good cup of coffee,” Rodriguez said.
“Welcome to Bull country, Dunkin’ Donuts,” said Tywone Graves, 33, of Miami, who tipped his hat then pointed toward nearby Northwestern High School, home of the Bulls football team. “I will be here all day, every day.”
The restaurant is next door to Mount Calvary Baptist Church, across the street from Sherdavia Jenkins Peace Park and two blocks from the Liberty Square community library and computer lab. It is also close by the Northside Miami-Dade County police station.
“Great organizations and companies need to follow their example when it comes to local hiring,” said Eric Thompson, Liberty Square Library director and a community activist who also runs a nearby computer lab.
To celebrate its opening, the new Dunkin’ Donuts store will donate $1 from every cup of coffee sold on Aug. 8 and 9 to Curley’s House of Style, a food bank that supports Liberty City.
If you go
▪ WHAT: Curley’s House of Style fundraiser
▪ WHERE: Dunkin' Donuts, 1190 NW 62nd St. in Liberty City.
▪ WHEN: Aug. 8-9