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Grand opening of Harrisonburg Kripsy Kreme set for January 10

Photo submitted to WHSV by Aaron, of two tents set up outside of the new Krispy Kreme location...
Photo submitted to WHSV by Aaron, of two tents set up outside of the new Krispy Kreme location on January 9, 2017(WHSV)
Published: Nov. 14, 2016 at 1:29 PM EST
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UPDATE (Jan. 9):

With less than one day until the grand opening of the new Krispy Kreme location in Harrisonburg, people are already camping out in sub-freezing temepratures.

On Tuesday, January 10, the new Krispy Kreme on Burgess Road will have its grand opening at 6:00 a.m. The first guest through the door at that time will win a dozen free glazed donuts per week for an entire year. The 99 guests after that will win a dozen free glazed donuts once a month for an entire year.

According to the Krispy Kreme Harrisonburg Facebook page, the first 250 guests will also receive a free limited edition beverage tumbler - and $.99 refills for the life of that tumbler.

For those braving the cold to camp out in preparation, Krispy Kreme will host a pre-opening celebration on Monday, January 9, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. That celebration will have music, food, and more.

These are the conditions listed by Krispy Kreme for people to be eligible for the grand opening prizes: "Registration for the line for the prizes above begins at 3 PM on 1/9/16. Registrants must remain in the line and on the Krispy Kreme property from the time of registration until the shop opens at 6 AM on 1/10/16 to claim their prize. Must be 10 years of age or older to receive door prizes. Door prizes exclude drive-thru guests. Please visit

for official Grand Opening Rules and Regulations.

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UPDATE (Dec. 5):

After months of construction, the grand opening of Harrisonburg's new Krispy Kreme has been delayed until 2017.

The new chain location was originally set to open on December 13, and held hiring events in November to prepare for the opening. But the chain announced via its local Facebook page on Monday that the opening has been delayed until January 10.

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ORIGINAL STORY (Nov. 14):

The new Krispy Kreme location in Harrisonburg is almost finished, but it's bringing more than just sweet donuts to town; it's also bringing jobs and now the store is accepting applications.

The chain held a job fair Monday and is holding another on Tuesday, hoping to fill the spots they have open in the first Krispy Kreme in Harrisonburg. For some, it may have been just another job interview, but for others, it's a new exciting opportunity.

"I just came out here and took a chance to possibly work for Krispy Kreme," said Rodigo Vazquez, who was applying at the job fair Monday. "Working with donuts is something that I love. (Donuts are) my favorite pastry so I just thought it would be really cool just to work at this place where I would be doing this thing that I would possible love."

Leaders with the chain say wages start anywhere from $9 to $11 per hour depending on the job.

The next job fair is Tuesday, November 14th at the James Madison University Success Center starting at 8 a.m.

The new Krispy Kreme location is scheduled to open on December 13th.

You can find out more about the process that brought us to this new Krispy Kreme in the 'Related Stories' section of this article.

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