Dunkin' Donuts in Boston remain open during lockdown

April 19, 2013 at 12:40 PM

The city of Boston, Mass. is in lock-down over a massive manhunt for teen suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. But not all businesses have closed their doors.

Buzzfeed reports four Watertown Dunkin' Donuts stores confirmed they would remain open during the lock-down.

"There was an automated message going around telling businesses to close, but because we're Dunkin' Donuts, we called the police department and they said we didn't have to," said store manager Jessica Cadorette.

According to the Doughnut chain's Twitter account they've been allowed to stay open in order to serve the community get through the situation providing their products for free.

"Yes, the Watertown DD is open to serve local law enforcement, first responders w/ free coffee & product," the account tweeted on Friday.

The doughnut shop has always had a special relationship with Boston because founder Bill Rosenberg opened the first Dunkin' Donuts store in Quincy, Mass., which is 10 miles from the city, in 1950 .

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