Two Saugus institutions will soon stand side by side, and the North Shore will overflow with even more doughnuts. Kane’s Donuts plans to open a location within the new Essex Landing development, sharing a home with an orange tyrannosaurus rex, ItemLive reports.
Peter and Kay Delios founded Kane’s in Saugus in 1955 and later passed the business on to their children, who added a Downtown Boston location in 2015. Now, Kane’s will lay roots in another section of the city, which is home to its own bit of history. The orange fiberglass dinosaur is a relic of the former Route 1 Miniature Golf & Batting Cages, which was razed earlier this year to make way for Essex Landing, a mixed-use development that will include two hotels, more than 200 one-bedroom apartments, shops, and restaurants, along with the new Kane’s Donuts.
Michael Barsamian, who is a partner in the development, rescued the dino from extinction and will keep it on site, as Wicked Local reported.
The new Kane’s will occupy 3,500 square feet of space and will fill the new complex with the cafe’s signature treats, like Boston cream, maple bacon, and honey dip doughnuts. Kane’s will open some time next year.
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