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Krispy Kreme to open in St. Petersburg on Thursday

KATHERINE SNOW SMITH | Times

ST. PETERSBURG — The "Hot Now" sign will light up the dark sky over 9100 Fourth St. N at 6 a.m. Thursday when the new Krispy Kreme Doughnuts store opens. With the recent closing of the Palm Harbor location, this will be the only place to get those hot, glazed, melt-on-your-tongue doughnuts in Pinellas County.

The first customer in line will receive a dozen Original Glazed doughnuts once a week for a year. The second to 50th customers in line receive a free dozen each month for a year.

The first five cars through the drive-through also get a free dozen each month. (Only one prize awarded per car so no need to drag Grandma out of bed.)

Around the world, Krispy Kreme's cult-like following has lured customers to new stores two and three days prior to openings to celebrate the event.

—Katherine Snow Smith, Times Staff Writer

Krispy Kreme to open in St. Petersburg on Thursday 09/24/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 4:01pm]
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