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Wednesday, June 12, 2013
I have to admit I felt a little twinge of sadness upon hearing that the Krispy Kreme doughnut shop would not be opening back up after a fire on May 30. Surely, I had thought, they had insurance and would be back in business within a few days.
When I was a small child, I would visit the doughnut shop with my parents, and when I was in my youth I spent hours watching the hot doughnuts roll down the conveyer belts in the back area. The camaraderie among customers was something I remember 40 years later, and something that cannot be explained on a business pie chart or bar graph.
Krispy Kreme was the barbershop without getting a haircut. I believe that Krispy Kreme has bank-rolled enough money over the last 55 years to cover the fire damage and keep 50 people employed while it builds another Krispy Kreme. (I bet it will not be built on Melrose Avenue.) Until then, I’ll get my coffee at Mill Mountain Coffee shop.
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