Tim Hortons Opens New Outlet In Coleraine, Co. Derry; Plans To Open Additional NI Outlets
Canadian coffee chain Tim Hortons has opened its fifth outlet in Northern Ireland at Riverside Retail Park in Coleraine, Co. Derry, and is now planning to open a new outlet in Bangor, Co. Down, two new outlets in Belfast and a new outlet in Portadown, Co. Armagh.
Tim Hortons originally applied for planning permission for its new Riverside Retail Park outlet in 2018.
Proposed Bangor Outlet
As reported by The Irish News, the outlet that Tim Hortons is planning to open in Bangor is planned to be located at Bloomfield Shopping Centre, and planning permission already exists for a drive-through coffee unit at the proposed site of the coffee chain's proposed Bloomfield Shopping Centre branch, and the coffee chain's parent owner, the SK Group, has now submitted its own amended plan for the site.
The proposed Bloomfield Shopping Centre branch is expected to cost approximately £750,000 and create approximately 40 jobs.
Proposed Belfast And Portadown Outlets
The two outlets that Tim Hortons is planning to open in Belfast are currently in the planning stage and are planned to be located in Belfast's Kennedy Centre and at Balmoral Plaza retail park.
Tim Hortons' proposed Portadown outlet is planned to be located at Meadows Shopping Centre.
The planning application for the proposed Meadows Shopping Centre outlet is currently at the consultation stage with Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council planning officials, and, according to the NI Planning Portal, has received 27 objections.
Up To 25 Branches
Tim Hortons, which opened its first Northern Ireland outlet in Belfast less than three years ago, previously said that it wants to open up to 25 branches in Northern Ireland.
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