Dunkin Donuts has announced plans to open a new drive-through eatery at 660 Carlyle Ave. in East Belleville by next year.
The former Rally’s building standing there now will be demolished to make way for Dunkin Donuts, according to Jeff Kaiser, a project manager with TRI Architects.
On Thursday, the Belleville Zoning Board of Appeals unanimously approved the application, which includes outdoor seating. The City Council will review the request at its next meeting on Oct. 5.
Kaiser said the $650,000 project still needs to be approved by other city officials, and he expects construction to begin in February and be finished by late spring or early summer.
Yale University is reporting a record increase in its endowment. The Ivy League school reports that its endowment recently grew to a record $25.6 billion, a 7.1 percent increase from the previous fiscal year. Yale has the nation’s third-largest university endowment behind the University of Texas and Harvard University’s endowment, which at $37.6 billion is the nation’s largest. Read more here.
Hyundai is recalling 470,000 Sonata 2011 and 2012 model sedans because of reported cases of engine failure. The auto maker is also recalling about 100,000 Accent 2009 and 2011 models because of faulty brake lights. Find out more here.
The newest iPhones can turn still images into video. The phone automatically takes three-second videos to accompany regular photos. Apple will start shipping the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus on Friday. Learn more here.
-Will Buss, BND business writer