Next Generation Dunkin’ Reopens with Ribbon Cutting and YMCA Donation

New Rochelle runs on Dunkin’ and the NR Chamber was there on Saturday to help celebrate the Ribbon-Cutting, Re-Opening and Rebranding of the NEW Next Generation Dunkin’ at 85 North Avenue in New Rochelle.


On hand to celebrate the Reopening and Rebranding were Martha Lopez, New Rochelle City Council District 1 Rep, also representing County Executive George Latimer along with NRFD Chief Andy Sandor, Commissioner of Finance Ed Ritter, and IDA Development Manager Lisa Davis. Xiamena Francella represented the New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce in presenting a Certificate of Recognition to Dan Chiaravalle as other NR Chamber Members, Tom McFarland, Manuel Casanova, Executive Director Catherine White and Chamber Show host Matt Ricker were there enjoying some morning coffee.


At the Ribbon-Cutting, franchisee Dan Chiaravalle presented the New Rochelle YMCA with a check for $1000 from the Dunkin Joy in Childhood Foundation which provides grants to hundreds of nonprofits – big and small – making a difference in the lives of kids battling hunger or illness across the country. Organizations include food pantries, children’s hospitals, camps and programs designed to provide joy to those who need it most. YMCA CEO Jennifer Ryan Safsel, Board Member Martha Solinger, YMCA Healthy Living Manager Delvyne Santiago, and Sailfish Swim Team Coach & YMCA Group Fitness Coordinator Offutt Porter attended and were thrilled by the donation.


“The New Rochelle YMCA would like to thank our local Dunkin owner Daniel Chiaravalle and the Dunkin foundation, Joy in Childhood Foundation, for their support of the New Rochelle YMCA and our Y community. The donation will go toward our youth sports program and assist families in need afford karate, basketball, soccer or swim lessons at our YMCA. Together we are building a stronger community for all,” said Jennifer Ryan Safsel, CEO, New Rochelle YMCA.


“We are thrilled to celebrate the continued success of this well-loved and beloved brand here in our community,” said Martha Lopez, Westchester County Director of Minority and Women-Owned Business Development and New Rochelle District 1 Council Member. “The Next Generation Dunkin’ new restaurant design with a modern atmosphere and ‘green’ elements are a wonderful complement to our growing City.”


“This was an outstanding Ribbon-Cutting that combined a business reopening & rebranding with much needed community support through their donation to the New Rochelle YMCA. Congratulations!” said Rob Hayes, President of the NR Chamber and owner of Beechmont Tavern.