No Dunkin Donuts Drive-Thru for Larchmont By Polly Kreisman | April 4, 2017 Tweet Print Email Larchmont won’t be running on Dunkin. But were residents of Larchmont really clamoring for a drive-thru fast food franchise in the middle of the village? At least one “news” source, possibly swayed by a questionable Facebook campaign, reported residents “rallying” for a drive-thru Dunkin Donuts at 1890 Palmer Avenue, at the site of a former bank drive-thru teller. If they were, they’ll be disappointed. An application before the Village Building Department was withdrawn by the Village Monday after representatives of the proposed Dunkin Donuts location failed to show up for five Village Planning Board meetings in a row, since December. Many residents had opposed what they saw as potential traffic jams and increased litter with the intrusion of a fast food chain into the Village atmosphere. “The recent ‘news’ articles in other outlets implying that Larchmont residents are clamoring for a Dunkin donuts are disingenuous at best, and most likely disguised paid ads by the franchisee,” said resident Michael Divney, Jr. The idea does have its backers. Eric Beyrich writes, “The rents in Larchmont, as a function of the obscene real estate taxes are excessive, such that few small businesses can survive…. If a drive through Dunkin Donut would help to ameliorate the tax burden, I am all for it.” “Leave the drive through to Boston Post Road (and let it be in Mamaroneck or New Rochelle) not Larchmont,” writes Craig Mills. According to a representative of the Building Dept., the original application was made by the owner of another local Dunkin Donuts franchise.