By Michelle Yu
The sweet scent of fresh donuts fills my nose as I stroll into Allie’s Donuts in North Kingstown on a Saturday morning. But it wasn’t as easy as you might think. Before getting into the shop, I had to stand outside for 15 minutes, waiting in the never ending line wrapping around the whole shop and all the way out the door. As I get to the counter, I order my usual: a honey dipped and a maple frosted. I feel like I’m in heaven as a take out bite out of a savory donut. Believe it or not, I do this almost every week, but it looks like the tradition is about to be broken.
Allie’s donuts is set to close starting October 5 due to state-mandated construction. It turns out that the in demand store needs to replace its cesspool with a new septic system (it has to do with sewage, if you were wondering), a long overdue project that should have been completed ages ago.
In the days preceding the closing, many customers have been lining up to stock up on their favorite treats. After all, the dedicated consumers will no longer be able to buy the donuts starting Monday. Unfortunately, they will have to turn to Dunkin Donuts to satisfy their donut cravings (even though we all know Dunkin doesn’t even begin to compare to Allie’s).
If you’re freaking out about the shutdown of the beloved Allie’s Donuts, there’s no need to worry. It’s only closing for two weeks.