Deja Dew: Wilmington’s Honey Dew Donuts Closes (Again)

WILMINGTON, MA – For the second time in 16 months, Honey Dew Donuts in Wilmington has closed.   The store opened in October 2013, closed quickly in January 2014, re-opened in June 2014 under new ownership, and closed again last week.

A sign currently on the store’s door reads: “To our valued customers, unfortunately, this shop has closed.  We would like to thank you for your patronage.  It has been a pleasure serving you.”

Owner Robert Favuzza recently received the “Local Flavor” Award from Honey Dew Donuts, an honor given to “the one franchisee who displays the highest level of community involvement.”

Under Favuzza, the shop raised funds for local and national charities, including the 9/11 Foundation, Courage 2 Cure, and the Epilepsy Foundation.  The shop donated refreshments to community programs, including the Recreation Department’s “Tiny Tots” and the Wilmington Police’s “National Night Out.”

Veterans were provided with free coffee on Veterans Day, while Market Basket employees – during their strike last summer – were given steep discounts.

The shop was known for running ‘Create A Donut’ contests and then placing the best customer-created donuts, like Almond Joy donuts and chocolate covered strawberry donuts, temporarily on the menu.

Located at 337 Main Street, the shop was within close proximity to several other coffee shops, including Dunkin Donuts (195 Main Street, 321 Main Street, 586 Main Street), Heav’nly Donuts (579 Main Street) and Starbucks (271 Main Street).

Still want your Honey Dew fix?  The nearest locations are in Wakefield, which has two shops on Main Street and a shop on Lowell Street.

If you were a customer, let me know your thoughts by commenting on this post, or emailing me at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.

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