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Saugus says no go for donut addition to iconic Route 1 dinosaur

SAUGUS — Kane's Donuts gave the iconic Route 1 dinosaur a sweet treat last week, but it quickly turned sour.

The orange dinosaur narrowly escaped extinction when Route 1 Mini Golf & Batting Cages closed in 2015 to make way for a new mixed-use construction project. When the new developers of what's now called Essex Landing purchased the site from Diana Fay, owner of the mini-golf course, they moved the iconic Tyrannosaurus rex statue to higher ground.

It all came together last week when a giant replica of a honey-dipped doughnut, nearly the length of the dinosaur's torso and complete with glowing lights, was hung from its tiny arms.

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