Construction continues on the Krispy Kreme Doughnuts stand-alone store at 1100 W. Market St.
The former Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant was torn down in July to make room for the doughnut shop, which will be about 3,000 square feet when it is finished.
Krispy Kreme has the store’s opening slated for November.
The Johnson City location will bring a Krispy Kreme stand-alone store back to the Tri-Cities for the first time since March 2010, when a Kingsport franchise on Center Street closed and reopened as Seaver’s Bakery.
At the time, the Kingsport store owners said they chose not to re-sign a franchise deal with the Winston-Salem, N.C.-based doughnut company.
Johnson City’s future store is one of four new locations Krispy Kreme plans to open across the U.S. before November. Other scheduled openings include Collingswood, N.J., Virginia Beach, Va., and Portsmouth, Va.