Sure, they're in every gas station around town, but until you've had a REAL, hot, Krispy Kreme Doughnut, you haven't lived! And finally that chance is coming to everyone in Colorado Springs!
Krispy Kreme, plans to raze a shuttered Village Inn restaurant at 5790 S. Carefree Circle and build a 3,547-square-foot outlet in its place, according to a proposal submitted to city government planners.
The new Krispy Kreme would sit near a Cavender's Western Outfitter store and a Jose Muldoon's restaurant, northwest of Powers Boulevard and South Carefree.
Krispy Kreme has contracted to buy the 1.2-acre Village Inn site and is scheduled to complete its purchase in March, said Mike Berger, a broker with Weichert Realtors Pikes Peak Group in Colorado Springs. He's marketing the property on behalf of Col-Terra Investments, a local group that owns the site.
It would mark a comeback for Krispy Kreme in Colorado Springs after more than 15 years.
A franchised Krispy Kreme location opened in May 2002 in a newly constructed, free-standing building northeast of Platte Avenue and Chelton Road at The Citadel mall.
But that location closed less than four years later in January 2006. At the time, the franchisee also closed a handful of other Colorado locations.
Plans show the restaurant should be completed in December.