Dunkin’ will be opening its fourth Birmingham metro Next Generation location near the busy intersection of Acton Road and I-459, at 2415 Acton Road, in Vestavia Hills, AL.
Harbert Retail’s Casey Howard and Lacey Scott represented the Dunkin’ franchisee, Bluemont Group, in the lease for the 2,120 SF former Krystal site as a new location for their doughnut and coffee shop, which will feature new modern design and in-store innovations, including a cold beverage tap system and Dunkin’ on Demand digital kiosk where customers can order on their own. A mobile pickup area will be available for app orders, and a digital order status board enables order tracking.
Bluemont Group has been in operation since 2008 and is one of the leading Dunkin’ franchisees in the country, recently winning Dunkin’s prestigious, “National Developer of the Year” award. Over the past 12 years, Bluemont Group has grown from just a few stores in Knoxville and Chattanooga, to owning and operating 42 stores in Alabama, Middle and East Tennessee, and Northwestern Georgia. Their team has over 60 years of combined real estate, equity management, and franchise operations experience.
Casey Howard stated, “we’re thrilled to represent Bluemont Group and the Dunkin’ brand as we help them grow their territory throughout Alabama and beyond. This particular location is one that we’ve been eyeing and working on for some time and know it will be a successful 4th location in the Birmingham metro area for Bluemont/Dunkin’. This site benefits from strong traffic and visibility being next to the ramp for I-459 and due to it being right near Children’s of Alabama South, UAB Hospital’s Kirklin Clinic, Briarwood Christian School, and both Rocky Ridge Elementary & Dolly Ridge Elementary. Our team’s hard work and diligence working with Bluemont Group and Dunkin’ really paid off here and we couldn’t be happier to convert this site in to their new location.”