The Salem News – There will be a Dunkin’ Donuts moving into the plaza at 79 Lynnfield St. in Peabody.
That may not seem like front-page news, but there may not be another doughnut shop in New England that has had to go through as much scrutiny. Since the initial denial, the real estate group, Linear Retail LLC, which owns the plaza, sued the city but later dropped the case and instead decided to work with police, city planners, fire officials and engineers to come up with a plan to increase safety at the plaza. The group met three times and came up with a plan to move a crosswalk; install a new pedestrian light, new signs, fog lines, a new median and a rumble strip; and create better marked lanes. Linear has agreed to pay for the work.