Krispy Kreme approved for Wesley Chapel

4/4/2014, 5:44 a.m.

The Krispy Kreme doughnut shop proposed for the corner of Wesley Chapel and Snapfinger Woods Drive in Decatur got the nod from the DeKalb Board of Commissioners on March 25.

The commissioners approved the special land use application to locate the store on the site of the old Wachovia Bank at 2533 Wesley Chapel Road.

The building that now houses BDI will be demolished to make way for the store, which Winston Salem, N.C.-based Krispy Kreme has been trying to locate on the corridor for more than a year.

The BOC’s vote uniforms the zoning on the property from commercial and office and institutional to commercial and approves the construction of a drive-through window.

The location will be one of the first stores in the Krispy Kreme family to operate on the south side of the metro Atlanta region.

The store will feature inside seating as well as a drive-through window.

The famous “Hot Now” sign indicating fresh, hot doughnuts will soon become a neighborhood fixture with a target opening of late summer to early fall.

The Krispy Kreme store is one of two doughnut shops planned for the Wesley Chapel corridor.

Dunkin’ Donuts is building a shop two doors down the street at the boarded-up former Three Dollar Cafe building at 2555 Wesley Chapel Road.