Lusby, MD – A national franchise’s local store has a new look. “Everything’s new,” said Nance Pretto Simmons, owner of the Dunkin’ Donuts/Baskin-Robbins shop in Lusby. The chain’s only location in Calvert County had been undergoing a required remodeling this summer. Everything was completed and Tuesday, Aug. 30 customers filed in for hot and cold coffee, a variety of doughnuts and ice cream.

The shop is located on Village Center Drive.

Pretto Simmons told The BayNet the company requires franchisees to remodel locates every 10 years “to keep a certain standard so everything looks fresh.”

The franchisee thanked friends, family, community leaders and loyal customers for helping her mark one decade of serving the community.

One of the new features of the remodeled store is digital menu boards. There’s even a screen for watching video of the newest menu items.

The grand reopening was highlighted by a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Calvert County Commissioner Mike Hart, who, like Pretto Simmons is a Lusby business owner, presented a citation from the board of county commissioners. Inside the remodeled shop the Rev. Dan Simmons of Calvary Bible Church offered a prayer. Simmons said the local Dunkin’ Donuts is very much a part of the Lusby community.    

Also attending the reopening were representatives from the Calvert County Chamber of Commerce, the Calvert County Department of Economic Development and Calvert County Administrator Terry Shannon.

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