Officials from Dunkin’ Donuts would like to open both Lakewood locations a little earlier each day.
Even though the company already opens an hour-and-a-half earlier than the city allows, it needs to get the official OK from Lakewood City Hall.
Representatives from the franchise are expected to request a conditional use permit from the Lakewood Planning Commission to open at 4:30 a.m. — rather than 6 a.m. required under city ordinance.
“They have to apply for the conditional use to extend their hours to open at 4:30 at both stores,” said Dru Siley, the city’s director of planning and development.
“Per the code, they are allowed to open at 6 a.m., but the majority of their business is in earlier in the day.”
The planning commission is set to meet Thursday night, to discuss that and other items.