The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a new Dunkin' Donuts at 296 Cambridge St. at the base of Beacon Hill, closing what is now an almost half-mile gap between the Dunkin' Donuts at 106 Cambridge St. and the one at 161 Charles St.
The new location could also prove a boon for hard-charging exercisers at the 296 Cambridge St. Soul Cycle who need to replenish their depleted energy stores.
The mayor's office approved the proposal. The Beacon Hill Civic Association formally voted to not oppose the proposal, after the franchisees agreed to limit deliveries to off-peak hours so as to not create traffic jams that could potentially endanger anybody in an ambulance heading to the Mass. General emergency room across the street.
City zoning ordinances require zoning-board approval of any take-out proposals. The proposal also needs approval from the Boston Licensing Board.