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Krispy Kreme to re-open after fire

By Taylor Barnhill  - bio | email 

COLUMBUS, GA (WXTX) -  Glazed, chocolate or cream filled... if you've been craving doughnuts, Monday is your lucky day. Krispy Kreme doughnuts in north Columbus is re-opening its doors after three months of construction.

The recipe for the Krispy Kreme doughnut dates back to the 1930's and for years Columbus residents have been enjoying the breakfast treat. But three months ago a fire shut the store down. On November 9th Columbus police patrolling the north Veterans Parkway area saw smoke coming from the Krispy Kreme store.

Officials later determined it was an electrical fire that started inside the store after hours.

An estimated $90,000 in damage was caused to the store. Initially Krispy Kreme was slated to re-open on Valentine's Day, but after more construction work was needed that date was changed to February 21st.

"I am really excited because I had a donut today somewhere else and they don't taste as good. Krispy Kreme is really creamy and delicious," said Krispy Kreme customer Caitlyn Robinson.

Customers young and old are anticipating the re-opening and News Leader Nine's cameras even caught some people trying to order a dozen doughnuts the day before the big re-opening. The doughnut cravers will just have to wait, while drooling, for that "Hot Now" sign to light up Monday morning.

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