Openings and Closings

Dunkin' Donuts opening today in Aurora with free iced coffee

Doughnut joints keep rolling into the metro area, and Dunkin' Donuts fans get a twofer this month. On March 4, a sixth new Dunkin' Donuts opened at 3235 28th Street in Boulder. And today, a brand-spankin' new Dunkin' Donuts store will debut at 16601 Smoky Hill Road, conveniently close to the high school. Any guest who visits this location in the first week will receive a free medium iced coffee. See also:The ten best places for doughnuts in Denver

Unlike the other Dunkin' Donuts that have recently opened, this is the first outpost operated by the Redman Group. The franchise owner is a father/daughter partnership between Colorado native Doug and Katy Redman, who have experience running restaurants in Colorado, Nebraska and South Dakota. They plans to open several other Dunkin Donuts locations in south Denver, including Castle Rock and Parker.

"We couldn't think of a better location than Aurora for our first Dunkin' Donuts location in the Denver metro area," says Doug Redman. "As a Coloradan, I know what a great and growing community Aurora is, and we look forward to introducing all the great food and beverages that Dunkin' Donuts has to offer."

Both the restaurant lobby and drive-thru will be open seven days a week, from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.

The first two new Dunkin' Donuts locations opened on Broadway and at DIA last September. Since then, DIA has gotten a second spot; other stores opened in Edgewater and Thornton.

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