Here's the list of the possible closings if Horton's bid is successful: http://www.theday.com/eng/web/newstand/re.aspx?reIDx=9da28001-b348-44a0-8f51-f373d74c0691 The Groton-EB store is indeed the Groton location. The article also has the news that the bankruptcy hearings will begin next week on March 16th.
In personal donut news, I had my 3rd and 4th donut of the year today.. inspired by John Boulton's low-donut year, I've been trying to reduce my consumption of donuttage as well, both fo health and that "Make food memorable" gist. So far, the list has been:
#1: Mid-January, one Apple-filled donut from Dunkin's, resold at a bake sale for one of my 11,000 co-workers. These happen about every other week, usually with cookies, brownies, donuts, and raffle baskets. I always try and buy something to chip in, though it feels rather anonymous; I barely even glance at the sign about who's benefitting from my $1.00 for a Donut, $1.50 for a brownie. The donut was good, though, reasonably fresh.
#2: Late February, one 'Cherry Heart' donut from Bess Eaton's. Probably the last donut I'll ever eat from them, given the upcoming takeover. I'd stopped in to the Waterford Bess Eaton to try and get in contact with my friend Mohammed, see if he had insider knowledge about the deal that was going down. Naturally, it was coffee and donut time. It was a decent if unimpressive donut.
#3 & #4: This morning on a return drive from JFK airport, dropping Mom'goose off for her Hawaii vacation, I stopped at the Krispy Kreme in Milford. As happens most of the time, I was presented with one sample glazed fresh off the line, and I wasn;t going to say no; sugar energy was needed in addition to the caffiene energy to get me the rest of the way home. Tasty, though ephemeral; It's not going to stick in my memory the way #4 will. That was a 'Cookies & Kreme' donut.. vanilla frosting with oreo crumbles, and a filled inside with a finer-crumble and cream mix. Mmmm. That's the highlight donut so far this year, immensely good and worth every calorie.
I think my goal will be a donut a month, now. That's paced enough to keep things memorable, and yet allow sampling if Horton's or Honey Dew makes the winning bid.