Written by Scottie Hunter.
Donut lovers in the capital city rejoice, the Krispy Creme location on Plank Road is set to reopen in March of 2020.
— Scottie Hunter WAFB (@ScottieWAFB) January 7, 2020
A spokesperson confirmed over the phone the target date of March 17 to WAFB’s Scottie Hunter after months of speculation over what exactly would become of the space once rumors swirled in summer of 2019 that the location would be closing its doors.
The location on Plank Road closed in June of 2019 in order to begin renovations. In late August, the Baton Rouge Fire Department posted on Facebook that it had received validation of permit review for the construction project.
Work got underway to tear down the old location back in September of 2019 when crews started demolishing the old building.
If everything continues as planned, the company will make good on its promise to deliver in the winter. The projected date they plan to reopen falls just two weeks short of the official end of winter, which wraps up March 19, 2020.
The shop has been a staple in the community since the 1960s.