BARRY’S BAY – It’s official, Tim Horton’s is coming to town and the restaurant is expected to be open 24 hours a day.
The announcement was made at a special council meeting held on March 31, after council passed a site plan agreement bylaw with New Urban Retail Inc.
“We made some history and I’m sure the public was waiting for this announcement,” Mayor David Shulist said. “We have waited a long, long time.”
Although there have been rumours of the restaurant coming to town for years, council received a formal application from the company in December 2013.
“It’s not a fast process,” Shulist explained. “I think both parties have to be protected. I think staff did a wonderful job.”
Jamie Chisholm is the president of New Urban Retail Inc., the company that will oversee the construction of the Tim Horton’s restaurant.
“The timeline was not due to any delays or frustrations by the township, whether its staff or other members of the planning committee,” he said.
The company is finalizing the drawing plans and will likely submit a finalized version for review within the next two weeks.
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