Tim Hortons will build drive-thru on State Street in Ann Arbor
The Ann Arbor City Council voted 11-0 Monday night to approve a new Tim Hortons restaurant at the site of the former Enzo's Sports Bar at 3965 S. State Street.
"It's a great improvement to what is right now a vacant piece of property," remarked Council Member Tony Derezinski, D-2nd Ward.
Photo courtesy of Tim Hortons
Plans include a parking lot with 21 parking spaces and four bicycle hoops. The plans will leave the property owner, First Martin Corporation, with room to build a second retail building on the site.
Tim Hortons also has announced plans to open a store in Maple Village on the site of the former Golden Chef Restaurant, which was destroyed by fire in 2006. Site plans for that location have not been submitted to the city yet.
Eric Ramsey, real estate manager for Tim Hortons, said in a previous report the company is choosing from franchise applicants to operate the stores.
The Ontario-based chain has more than 3,800 stores, including stores on Michigan Avenue in Ypsilanti Township and Michigan Avenue in Saline.
Sources told AnnArbor.com last month Tim Hortons' deal to move into the downtown space currently occupied by the lab coffee shop had unraveled.
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