Krispy Kreme considers shop in Tracy
by Denise Ellen Rizzo/Tracy Press
Apr 24, 2012 | 9630 views | 17 17 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Krispy Kreme officials are working on a deal to lease this building at Tracy Boulevard and Clover Road, which has stood empty since Long John Silver's closed in 2007.  Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
Krispy Kreme officials are working on a deal to lease this building at Tracy Boulevard and Clover Road, which has stood empty since Long John Silver's closed in 2007. Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
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Fans of Krispy Kreme will be happy to know officials of the company are considering opening a shop in the city of Tracy.

According to an email from Krispy Kreme Director Paul Tanner, officials are working on a deal to lease the former Long John Silver’s building at the corner of Tracy Boulevard and Clover Road.

The space was vacated in June 2007 by the seafood restaurant chain.

A number of residents shopping at the Save Mart Supermarkets store on 11th Street on Tuesday said Krispy Kreme would be a welcome addition to the city.

“That sounds good,” Egle Zanoletti said. “It would be close to my job. We now go to Winco for doughnuts, and we don’t like them. It would be nice to have a Krispy Kreme.”

Shoppers Miller Marks and Kittie Neilson were equally pleased with the prospect of a local Krispy Kreme store.

“I love doughnuts,” Neilson said. “I think it’s a great idea. If I eat one, I’ll eat 10.”

This year, Krispy Kreme marks its 75th anniversary. The North Carolina-based company has stores throughout the United States and in several other countries.

Although the company opened and closed shops across the Central Valley in the past decade, those remaining closest to Tracy are on West March Lane and West Lane in the city of Stockton.

For more on this story, see Friday’s print edition of the Tracy Press.

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monsterdad3k
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May 05, 2012
Well the Togo's Gods have heard my pleas, and I saw it tonight. A new Togo's franchise next to Baja Fresh by Safeway. About time. Glad to see it.

doors17: Everyone will die eventually, no matter how good of shape you are in. It happens to us all.

Dick and Jack were both old and that caught up to them.
doors17
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April 29, 2012
If Dick Clark and Jack LaLanne can die, then it's hopeless for the rest of us.

So if the opportunity presents itself to enjoy a good donut, it'll be okay.
ChrisRoberts
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April 27, 2012
Well if we do get a Krispy Kreme we will finally be able to know where to find the tracy police department.
mnwild
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April 26, 2012
I could feel my arteries hardening as I read this article, but have to admit I was smiling as well. Even just stopping by to SMELL the donuts every now and again would make any day a good one.
pixiechk74
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April 25, 2012
I think that anything new coming into Tracy is a good thing and hopefully does well. We've got 82 thousand people out there. The shopping and restaurant choice is aweful. We should want to spend money in our own city. Reality is we end up going elsewhere becuase the choices suck! The city needs to take action and entice stores to come to the outlets, the mall and to build up out there. Was it always this way. I've only lived here 4 years. Is it the economy that's making stores close down......it's pretty sad.
misswood24
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April 25, 2012
Who cares about Krispy Kreme? I thought they had been wiped out of existence. Dining is so limited in Tracy. Why can’t we get BJ’s, Mimi’s Cafe, Pf Changs, Fridays or better yet Claim Jumpers?
newtotracy
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April 25, 2012
you have to start somewhere...those huge chains need to see that there's interest in our little town...once they see interest leading to success...they'll come!

I wish we'd get a White Castle...only one on the West Coast would do a brisk business I think. ;-)
monsterdad3k
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April 26, 2012
Krispy Kreme would probably do a very good business here right off the 205 with people stopping on their way into the Bay Area every morning to bring some "hot-n-nows" into their offices.

I don't understand when everyone says things like "dining is so limited in Tracy", there are tons of restaurants in town. Some chains and some local places. Seek them out. Have you tried the new Squeeze Inn yet? True many of our restaurants are chains that most every other town has and there is a new BJ's in livermore, Mimi's, PF Chang, Fridays are all in the tri valley as well and the closest Claim Jumper is in Concord or Fremont. What unique restaurants do you want to see in town? I know people who come to Tracy from the Bay Area just to go to Sonic, Olive Garden, Golden Corral or Texas Roadhouse, none of which are in the Tri Valley just west of us. I think Tracy is doing okay on the restaurant front, now bring back our Togo's and I'll be a happy camper (for a change).
french48
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April 25, 2012
Good to see something coming into that building. It has been a dump for years and is one of the first things you see off Tracy Blvd. Certainly not the fountain you see coming off 11th street. Now if the City would just clean up the rest of the area. They don't even weed anymore. It is good to see some new business is interested in Tracy. Don't hold your breath...someone will file a law suit to keep them from coming.
newtotracy
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April 25, 2012
I agree with TracyResident10...moderation is the thing we tend to forget about in the US. If we ate REAL food in normal amounts...we'd be much better off.

That said, I'm not a huge fan of chain stores being the main options...but Krispy Kreme is pretty danged good as donuts go and the location is so ideal I can't believe they aren't already remodeling it! E Bar would be great...decent food, fun experience...and again...stellar location!

I just wish it were more popular to have the mom & pop places be more prevalent. But then again...I like the mom & pop places to be somewhat hush-hush so us locals can get in easily! :-)

Would love to see that building be bustling and successful instead of a nice place for weeds to grow and for politicians to hang their signs. I'll buy a dozen donuts! :-)
TracyResident10
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April 25, 2012
It's nice to see new stores like this opening if just to make the food crazies insane saying stuff like diabetes and heart disease. Everything in moderation is ok. If you can't eat it don't!
PublicCitizen
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April 25, 2012
Can I get an order of diabetes and heart disease with that chocolate glazed doughnut.

America is fat enough already.
alecm9311
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April 25, 2012
I would absolutely be floored to see Krispy Kreme and the rumored Elephant Bar open in Tracy, and I honestly hope they both come to fruition. They would both be great "gets" for the city and my family and I would be regular patrons of both.
LovelyTracy
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April 24, 2012
Ciscokid52:

I also have heard from someone in the "know" that The Elephant Bar is indeed in negotiations to open up at the old Chevy's site.

Nothing concrete yet but I don't blame them for being interested the location is great and building is in great shape... I guess we shall know soon enough ; )
ciscokid52
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April 24, 2012
Awesome. My wife will be happy. Those are the only donuts she'll eat.

Does ANYONE know about ANY new restaurants coming to Tracy? I hear Elephant Bar may go where Chevy's used to be.

Anyone confirming anything would be much appreciated.
LAM75
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April 24, 2012
YES!!! Please open in Tracy. Wonderful area too. Next to freeway and MickeyD's is right next door!
pagesmith
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April 24, 2012
Yum!


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