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Beef to Beans on Delaware Avenue

The quest to put a Tim Hortons on every Erie County block continues.  A shuttered Arby’s restaurant at 537 Delaware Avenue in Allentown will be renovated into an “upscale” Tim Hortons.  It will join three other Tim Hortons locations around downtown: Fountain Plaza, the Liberty Building and One Seneca Tower.

The Buffalo News has the scoop:

tim-hortons-takeout-cup-cafe-bake-shopThe store closed as of Sept. 13, after 35 years in business, said franchise owner Vince Allesandra, who also owns two other Arby’s locations and an Anderson’s ice cream store in Lockport.

Allesandra said the Arby’s store was successful, but he is going into semiretirement, and, “I didn’t feel like running that anymore.” He will still own the property, but the Canadian company will lease it.

[Auctioneer Cash] Cunningham said the new restaurant will be part of the doughnut shop’s new design, with couches and more comfortable seating.

As of June 30th, 2013, Tim Hortons had 4,304 system-wide restaurants, including 3,468 in Canada, 807 in the United States.  The first U.S. Tim Hortons location opened in Amherst in 1985. There are more than 200 locations in New York State.

Written by WCPerspective


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