That Time When a Massachusetts Town Lost Their Dunkin’ and Their Minds
Dunkin' has been in the news quite a bit over the past year. Whether it's good publicity with Ben Affleck doing Super Bowl commercials there (with JLo), or even some bad publicity, it stays top of mind for all of Massachusetts. After all, one of the great benefits about living in the Bay State is having access to so many Dunkin's. The coffee and donut franchise, which originated here in the Bay State (Quincy, MA) is conveniently located throughout most parts of the state. But what would happen if you lost your Dunkin' stores? One particular Massachusetts town if finding out and people are freaking out in their dismay.
There are nearly 1,100 Dunkin's throughout the state of Massachusetts. That comes to about one Dunkin' per 6,500 residents throughout the Bay State. The map of Dunkin' located across the state is pretty absurd.
It's so outrageous, they made it into a meme. But what would happen if you had so much access to a Dunkin', that you became accustomed to in your Massachusetts town, two of them actually, but then all of a sudden there were none?!
This Massachusetts town was up-in-arms last year, not knowing what to do now that Dunkin' in their town, is no more...
Stow, MA is a Dunkin Desert! Matt Shearer of WBZ News Radio's video went viral and the people of Stow are likely still bummed out! The loss of their Dunkin' has hurt them so much that NBC's 'Today' even featured Matt's video at the time.
One man in the video said he had to travel further away to get to a Dunkin'. When asked how far away, he replied, "Over a mile-and-a-half!". His story was terribly tragic.
Dunkin' is so popular in Massachusetts, it was featured in an SNL skit, starring Bay State native, Casey Affleck:
While in the Berkshires, we don't necessarily have the type of access that a city like Boston would have, there is plenty of Dunkin' locations in our area, like...
- 18 1st Street in Pittsfield
- 425 East Street in Pittsfield (just a few blocks from the 1st Street location)
- 84 Dalton Ave in Pittsfield
- 480 W. Housatonic St. in Pittsfield
- 1025 South Street in Pittsfield (it might not look it, but there's one there)
We even have some that come with an amazing view behind them...
- 1653 North Street in Pittsfield
There are several other locations in the Berkshires as well, like:
- 173 North Street in Cheshire
- 200 Housatonic St. in Lee
- 494 Main St. in Great Barrington
- 361 Main St. in Williamstown
- 177 Columbia St. in Adams
- 1415 Curran Hwy in Adams (inside the Walmart Supercenter)
- 5 Union St. in North Adams
There might even be another hidden one around here somewhere I don't know about. The fact of the matter remains. Massachusetts has a Dunkin' around just about every corner...except in the town of Stow.