Creston’s new Tim Hortons rocked on opening day

Tim Hortons building

You don't often see a traffic jam in Creston, but I drove by the new Tim Hortons on opening day and cars were lined up around the block. The new Timmy's is located at one of Creston’s most visible corners.

The long-awaited arrival of Tim Hortons finally came on Friday, July 23. The location on the west side of Creston, where Highway #3 turns and heads towards the Kootenay Pass, was filled to capacity and then some.

The new restaurant is 2,700 square feet, with a 48-seat area, and is estimated to have cost around $750,000. It is employing somewhere in the neighbourhood of 40 people. The Tim Hortons corporate office will own the building and a new franchisee is operating and running the new restaurant.

Tim Hortons has developed a modulized design and the restaurant sprang up very quickly. It is the fourth largest publicly-traded quick service restaurant chain in North America based on market capitalization, and the largest in Canada. As of January 3, 2010, Tim Hortons has 3,578 system-wide restaurants, including 3,015 in Canada and 563 in the United States.

The lead contractor on the project was Cormode Dickson of Kelowna.

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