WINSLOW — Crews are preparing a lot at 50 Bay St. for a new Dunkin’ Donuts that will replace the one at 9 Bay St., which is about a third of a mile to the north on the other side of the street.

The new building will have two storefronts, a Dunkin’ Donuts with a drive-thru and a retail store, according to Greg Nolan, chief development partner for Cafua Management Co., owner of the franchise.

The lot at 50 Bay St. was formerly the site of Winslow Car Wash and the Red Barn Drive-Thru restaurant. Both structures have been torn down to make way for the new building.

The new Dunkin’ Donuts location will allow the business more room to operate and serve its patrons, Nolan said in an email from Caroline McAleese Riley, public relations director of GarrandPartners, which does marketing for Cafua.

The new building is expected to open by early September and is being built by St. Miguel Construction, Nolan said. The second storefront in the new Dunkin’ Donuts building does not yet have a tenant.

The lot for the new building is just south of a small mall where Jim’s Gun Shop, Bay Street Bakery and Raider Redemption are located.


Asked how many people will be hired for the new Dunkin’ Donuts, Nolan said in the email that “although this is a relocation of the existing Dunkin’ Donuts at 9 Bay St., we are always looking for great people to work in our restaurants.”

When contacted by telephone, workers at the Dunkin’ Donuts at 9 Bay St. declined to answer questions about the new one, saying they are not authorized to comment. Cafua does not own the property at 9 Bay St., so Nolan he does not know what its owner has in mind for the space once the Dunkin’ Donuts relocation is complete.

Meanwhile, another Dunkin’ Donuts is expected to be built on Kennedy Memorial Drive in Oakland this year, according to Oakland Code Enforcement Officer Bob Ellis. It will be the only Dunkin’ Donuts in that town, he said.

The lot where that Dunkin’ Donuts will be built is about a third of a mile from the Waterville city line on Kennedy Memorial Drive, just west of Waterville Custom Kitchens and across the street from Hair Reflections Salon.

A house and barn on the lot, which is on the south side of Kennedy Memorial Drive, will be torn down to make way for the Dunkin’ Donuts, Ellis said.

The Department of Transportation is considering adding a half-mile turn lane at the site.


Cafua Management owns more than 300 Dunkin’ Donuts in seven states and is the largest privately owned Dunkin Donuts’ franchisee in the U.S., according to Cafua’s website.

Fernando and Gilda Cafua, immigrants from the island of San Miguel, Portugal, started Cafua many years ago after Fernando worked as a baker for Dunkin’ Donuts and the family invested in its first store in Derry, New Hampshire, according to the website. The couple’s three sons, Mark, David and Gregory, now operate Cafua with Mark as chief executive officer, David as property officer and Gregory as chief business officer.

There are four Dunkin’ Donuts in Waterville: one on College Avenue, Kennedy Memorial Drive and Main Street, and one in the Wal-Mart off Waterville Commons Drive.

Amy Calder — 861-9247

Twitter: @AmyCalder17

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