Worcester runs on Dunkin

Word has it that John Battista, owner of most of the Dunkin Donut franchises in Central MA, recently purchased the former Edward Buick building on Worcester’s Shrewsbury Street. Our spies tell us that he is planning to open an upscale Italian restaurant and pizzeria. Plans call for him to import a large wood-fired pizza oven from Italy. The new restaurant will be directly across the street from VIA.