Dunkin Donuts Prepares to Open in Rochester

Created: 04/10/2014 4:28 PM

(ABC 6 NEWS) -- Dunkin Donuts is returning to Minnesota and the state's first store will be in Rochester.

Construction is underway on the new location on First Avenue Southwest near Victoria's Ristorante and Wine Bar. Dunkin will be in the former Optical Vision with Flair location. That eyewear store is moving a few doors down. It's having a grand opening Thursday afternoon.

We're told the new Dunkin Donuts is expected to open sometime in June. The last Dunkin Donuts in Minnesota, a shop in Austin, closed in 2005. It is now Donut Connection.

Dunkin is expected to continue to expand in Minnesota, but the company wouldn't give any details on how quickly that'll happen.