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Tim Hortons targets spring 2017 opening of Sooke location

The popular coffee shop chain is expanding to Victoria's western-most community of Sooke. The start of construction on the joint coffee shop and gas bar is planned for this fall with a spring 2017 opening.  Tim Hortons.

Tim Hortons targets spring 2017 opening of Sooke location
MIKE KOZAKOWSKI, CITIFIED.CA
[July 11, 2018 update: construction has been further delayed. Please click here for the most recent article]

Construction of a Tim Hortons coffee shop in Sooke is expected to begin this fall, according to the T’Sou-ke First Nation.

Planned for a lot referred to by locals as the "gravel pit," the eatery – complete with a drive-through – and an accompanying Esso gas station will be situated on T'souke First Nation land in the 6000-block of Sooke Road across from Saseenos Elementary School. The location will mark the popular chain's first franchise west of Langford.

Despite Tim Hortons job postings previously hinting at a fall 2016 opening, the construction schedule was pushed back by several months. A spokesperson for the T'souke First Nation says the coffee shop is now expected to open by early spring.

An earlier proposal closer to Sooke's town centre by developer Three Point Properties had envisioned a Tim Hortons in the 6500-block of Sooke Road. The concept was eventually sidelined, or at least placed on-hold, with its last municipal engagement in 2013. C

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