According to an email from Krispy Kreme Director Paul Tanner, officials are working on a deal to lease the former Long John Silver’s building at the corner of Tracy Boulevard and Clover Road.
The space was vacated in June 2007 by the seafood restaurant chain.
A number of residents shopping at the Save Mart Supermarkets store on 11th Street on Tuesday said Krispy Kreme would be a welcome addition to the city.
“That sounds good,” Egle Zanoletti said. “It would be close to my job. We now go to Winco for doughnuts, and we don’t like them. It would be nice to have a Krispy Kreme.”
Shoppers Miller Marks and Kittie Neilson were equally pleased with the prospect of a local Krispy Kreme store.
“I love doughnuts,” Neilson said. “I think it’s a great idea. If I eat one, I’ll eat 10.”
This year, Krispy Kreme marks its 75th anniversary. The North Carolina-based company has stores throughout the United States and in several other countries.
Although the company opened and closed shops across the Central Valley in the past decade, those remaining closest to Tracy are on West March Lane and West Lane in the city of Stockton.
• For more on this story, see Friday’s print edition of the Tracy Press.