We got one step closer to the aroma of donuts and coffee drifting west along 18th Avenue in Rock Island towards my house.

The Rock Island Argus reports that last night, Rock Island City Council approved zoning for a proposed Dunkin' Donuts store at 18th Avenue and 27th Street, to the east of the CVS Pharmacy.

In deference to concerns by neighbors about the condition of the property, a large, mature tree will be maintained, and a chain-link fence will be replaced with a visual/noise buffer between the lot and neighboring houses to the east.

Construction is expected to begin in June or July with the smell of donuts wafting through the air in Rock Island by October.