West Covina says yes to Dunkin Donuts
After a lengthy public hearing, the West Covina City Council early Wednesday morning voted to approve a Dunkin Donuts at South Hills Plaza.
Originally proposed for the site in 2016, Dunkin encountered opposition from residents who feared it would put Rainbow Donuts, a neighboring shop out of business. Several residents testified on both sides of the issue Tuesday.
Ultimately, the council voted 4-1 to approve South Hills Plaza’s request for a drive-through at the site, which paved the way for Dunkin Donuts. Voting for the plan were Councilmen Lloyd Johnson, Mike Spence, Tony Wu and Mayor Cory Warshaw. Dissenting was City Councilman James Toma.
The Dunkin, first in the San Gabriel Valley, could open by December, officials said.
Pegasus Communications, which owns this website, was hired as South Hills Plaza’s public relations representative.