Unfortunately, nothing is "running" at the Dunkin Donuts on Jake Alexander. Photo by Shelley Smith, Salisbury Post.

Shelley Smith of the Salisbury Post reports that trouble seems to be brewing for the newly constructed Dunkin’ Donuts on Jake Alexander Boulevard, in Salisbury, North Carolina! According to information from a company representative.

McCall Gosselin, Dunkin’ Donuts’ public information representative, said the projected opening date for the doughnut and coffee spot is unknown and could be months away.

The building, which has covered its signs and logos with white tarps, is filled with equipment and chairs, but that’s as far as it goes.

The reason for the stall: according to Gosselin, there is no owner.

“At this time, we are working to identify a franchisee for this location,” she wrote in an e-mail.

On Wednesday afternoon, two package delivery notifications from UPS were on the front door of the shop, one dated March 26, the other March 31. A business card was also sticking out from the door — contact information for a sanitation service out of Statesville.

Dunkin’ Donuts representatives have remained mum on the future of the facility, but a Post reporter was told to “call back in a few months” for updates on a projected opening date.