By JIMMY LAWTON
Famed Canadian donut shop Tim Hortons appears to be coming to Morristown, Ogdensburg and Potsdam, but details regarding the new businesses are limited.
Morristown Code Enforcement officer Kay Davis confirmed that a Tim Hortons would be moving into the Parkway plaza on Route 37, but could not offer a time frame.
"I know there is one coming, but I don't know when it's going to open," she said.
New shops are also expected at the Parkway plazas in Ogdensburg and Potsdam.
All three locations are owned by Greg and Schiel Wood, of G&S Estates, but phone calls and emails sent to the brothers have not been returned.
In Ogdensburg, planners are reviewing a project located at 1111 Champlain St., but Andrea Smith, who works at the city planning office, refused to release information regarding the details without consent of the owners.
“They said they would release a statement to the press when they were ready,” Smith said.
While the Ogdensburg Planning office would not confirm the 1111 Champlain St. project was to be a Tim Hortons, an online listing in the Yellow Pages identifies that property as Tim Hortons coffee shop.
The Ogdensburg store would be in the same complex as Long John Silvers, A&W and Subway, according the to the city’s assessment office.
Parkway employees say the Potsdam store will be located at the Parkway Express on Outer Elm Street in the former A&W restaurant.
Although the owners could not be contacted for confirmation, the voicemail of Potsdam Parkway employee Mike Webster indicated he was currently away at “Tim Hortons University” in Oakville, Ont., near Toronto.
Potsdam Village Planning Director Frederick Hanss said was unaware of the proposed business, but added that a Tim Hortons would be a nice addition to Potsdam’s dining options.
Tim Hortons currently has franchises operating in Hogansburg and at SUNY Potsdam.
The Tim Hortons chain was founded in 1964 by Canadian hockey player Tim Horton in Hamilton, Ontario.