JAMESTOWN – A first of its kind Tim Hortons build was reviewed by the Jamestown Planning Commission Tuesday afternoon, with the project now waiting for the official okay before construction can get underway.
The proposed Tim Hortons location, which is set to open on Washington Street in Jamestown if approved, will feature some never-before-seen characteristics, as opposed to the locations that are currently in operation.
“The positive thing about this building is that we’re able to run it more efficiently than other stores,” says Blake Tarana, the owner of the Tim Hortons franchise.
This new store will offer two drive-thru lanes, one service window, a walk-up window, and will offer outdoor seating on a patio area. What really sets this location apart from the others is the lack of indoor seating.
“The proposed store is an 888 square foot drive-thru only restaurant,” said Kevin Drozin, an MS consultant and project manager.
This location will have two drive-thru lanes in hopes to keep a steady flow of customers, and avoid traffic on the main road.
“That’s one of the first questions we were asked, is about the stacking. We want to make sure that we get as many cars on the lot as we can. Obviously we don’t want to impede on the road,” said Tarana.
Not only will this new location be a convenient place to grab a cup of coffee, it would also bring more jobs to the area.
“I would say during peak hours we’re going to have five or six people on the staff total. Overall, it’s probably going to be a 15 to 20 person roster at that location,” explained Tarana.
The next planning session is set to take place in June, where the location may receive approval to begin the next phase: construction.