The owner of a Montauk Highway building in Westhampton Beach that is still under construction is seeking village approval for a 12-seat Dunkin’ Donuts.
Paul Pawlowski, who purchased the 1.6-acre lot at 223 Montauk Highway next to Casey’s last year, submitted a site plan application for the “luncheonette” to the Westhampton Beach Planning Board. The new 12,000-square-foot building already has an approved site plan for office or retail uses but requires the additional plan for the coffee establishment.
The building sits in the village’s B-2 zoning district, which permits such a use. Mr. Pawlowski demolished the old building, which once housed a photo-development shop, last year.
Mr. Pawlowski did not return an email seeking comment on the plans this week.
Westhampton Beach Building Inspector Paul Houlihan noted that True Value Hardware, which has a store down the road, plans to move its operation to the larger portion of the new building once it is completed.
Officials from Dunkin’ Donuts did not return an email seeking confirmation on the plans to open a shop in the village.
The Westhampton Beach Planning Board is scheduled to consider the application during its meeting on Thursday, February 13, at 7 p.m., at Village Hall off Mill Road.