Tim Hortons Opening Lower East Side Locale at 203 East Houston

Posted on: August 17th, 2012 at 6:09 am by
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Corporate Canucks are headed to the Lower East Side.

It’s bad enough that 7-Eleven and Dunkin’ Donuts already have a foothold on the neighborhood. Now the Canadian pseudo-equivalent is staking its own claim in the neverending gold rush. Basically, what we’re trying to say is that a Tim Hortons is in the cards for 203 East Houston.

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The last tenant to occupy the premises was the short-lived Seven Rivers of India and its immediate successor Punjabi Food Express. Of course, how could we forget the Katz’s-catered wedding celebration back in March, which Ivanka Trump attended.  A few months after the festivities, however, DOB permits were filed and contractors began the build-out, all while shielded behind paper and white frosting. It wasn’t until a few days ago that the Tim Hortons identity was revealed, thanks to the arrival of this smallish banner above the entryway.

Tim Hortons was founded in 1964 by hockey player Tim Horton and Jim Charade. There are now 3,000 locations in Canada; East Houston will be number 12 in the city.

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How do you feel about having a Tim Hortons on the Lower East Side?

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