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Downtown Timmy's

Postby BC Dave » Feb 5th, 2013, 10:20 am

Does anyone know why Tim Horton's closed its downtown location? Is there going to be another Tim's downtown and if so, where? The downtown location that closed always seemed fairly busy, if a little shabby and dated compared to the newer locations. I work in the 500 block Main and I think a Tim's up here would do really well with Pen-Hi being so close.
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Re: Downtown Timmy's

Postby livewire » Feb 5th, 2013, 10:23 am

I've heard there is a proposal to city for the corner of West Minster and Winnipeg, next to Smith and Co, which is just weird. No one I've talked to can see how it would work there.

Someone else suggested they would consider the old KFC building if the first option didn't work.
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Re: Downtown Timmy's

Postby twobits » Feb 5th, 2013, 11:01 am

livewire wrote: I've heard there is a proposal to city for the corner of West Minster and Winnipeg, next to Smith and Co, which is just weird. No one I've talked to can see how it would work there.Someone else suggested they would consider the old KFC building if the first option didn't work.


Is there a Timmy's location anywhere that is not a cash cow? Ave net profit for frananchise owner per location in Canada was 368k last year.
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Re: Downtown Timmy's

Postby livewire » Feb 5th, 2013, 11:21 am

I was referring to the logistics. Getting in and out of that location doesn't work with that set of lights there....
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Re: Downtown Timmy's

Postby Tero » Feb 5th, 2013, 11:47 am

straight from an employee.... the buillding needs thousands and thousands of dollars in work. (including roof.) The owners of the building don't want to fix it so Tim's vacated.
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Re: Downtown Timmy's

Postby fluffy » Feb 5th, 2013, 9:24 pm

Do you think right by Pen-Hi would be a good idea? Students have a reputation for being able to fill a table for hours without spending any money.
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Re: Downtown Timmy's

Postby Debbi » Feb 5th, 2013, 10:22 pm

I hope they open another Tim's downtown.
I will miss them.
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Re: Downtown Timmy's

Postby bipdl » Feb 6th, 2013, 12:48 am

-fluffy- wrote:Students have a reputation for being able to fill a table for hours without spending any money.


Yup, just like us seniors! Believe me... I've noticed!!!

At least students have classes they've eventually got to return to.
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Re: Downtown Timmy's

Postby bipdl » Feb 6th, 2013, 12:56 am

Tero wrote:straight from an employee.... the buillding needs thousands and thousands of dollars in work. (including roof.) The owners of the building don't want to fix it so Tim's vacated.


If this is true, I can only wonder...
What kind of slumlord is it who's SO stupid that he'd let an established Timmy's franchise walk away???

There's got to more to it than that!
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Re: Downtown Timmy's

Postby fluffy » Feb 6th, 2013, 7:58 am

Debbi wrote:I hope they open another Tim's downtown.
I will miss them.


It seems to me that the "office" zone, city hall, court house, big banks and what-not, would be a pretty lucrative area for a coffee shop. I'm guessing Timmie's would love to stay in that immediate area if they do plan to re-open.
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Re: Downtown Timmy's

Postby Symbonite » Feb 6th, 2013, 12:37 pm

Man people still like their so called rejected coffee grinds. Engineered to taste good if you drown it with 2 shots of milk and 2 shots of sugar to make it a syrup with a hint of coffee.

Go to some of the other coffee shops that actually sell real coffee. Im not talking about Starbucks but like there is a coffee shop that is pretty good in th buidling that used to have the gunbarrel grill in it.
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Re: Downtown Timmy's

Postby XT225 » Feb 6th, 2013, 1:25 pm

Symbonite wrote:Man people still like their so called rejected coffee grinds. Engineered to taste good if you drown it with 2 shots of milk and 2 shots of sugar to make it a syrup with a hint of coffee.

Go to some of the other coffee shops that actually sell real coffee. Im not talking about Starbucks but like there is a coffee shop that is pretty good in th buidling that used to have the gunbarrel grill in it.



I used to frequent that coffee shop below the Gunbarrel until it changed ownership, and now you dont get your choice of types of coffee; its in a paper cup and the prices went up tremedously. No thanks. Nothing against paper cups but might as well stick with Timmys (even if I have to drive for now) and get it a LOT cheaper. Rumor is that they WILL relocate somewhere in the 200 block.
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Re: Downtown Timmy's

Postby Bretbaby » Feb 6th, 2013, 2:32 pm

It closed down because all the Tim Horton's want to be open 24 hours and the downtown location won't work. AND of course, drive-thru.
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Re: Downtown Timmy's

Postby johnhenry » Feb 6th, 2013, 6:55 pm

They should move to the old Slack's site.
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Re: Downtown Timmy's

Postby bipdl » Feb 6th, 2013, 8:55 pm

Bretbaby wrote:It closed down because all the Tim Horton's want to be open 24 hours and the downtown location won't work. AND of course, drive-thru.


That sounds more like why they'd vacate.

Good thing they didn't move into up-town Summerland! Plenty of their retail buildings have leaking roofs (NOT KIDDING!!). It's a shameful joke!
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