OGDENSBURG Tim Hortons, the iconic Canadian fast food restaurant chain, is coming to Ogdensburg.
The company plans to open in the Parkway Express building, 1111 Champlain St., on Dec. 17, according to Michael Webster, Parkways director of operations.
The building houses a convenience store and Subway, A&W and Long John Silvers restaurants; it also sells gasoline.
Tim Hortons will occupy 1,600 square feet of space that was once occupied by Wimpys Restaurant.
The companys plans for a customer drive-thru lane have already been approved by the city, according to interim Planning and Development Director Andrea L. Smith. But the city code enforcement office has yet to receive an application for a building permit so that renovations can be made.
Tim Hortons spokeswoman Brynn Burton declined to comment on the Ogdensburg plans.
We do not comment on restaurants in the planning or construction phases, she said in an email transmission. We are looking forwarded to continuing to grow in markets where we have a presence across New York state.
According to the companys website, the there are Tim Hortons in Central New York, many combined with Tops Markets and Coldstome Creameries.. Nationwide, there are 734 restaurants.
I think its fantastic news, said Greater Ogdensburg Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Sandra M. Porter.
Parkways other businesses are: Parkway Ford/Polaris, Ogdensburg; Parkway Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep, Russell Road, Canton; and Parkway Express convenience store/gas stations on Route 37 in Morristown and Route 56 in Norfolk.