"Destination" Tim Hortons Coming to HARBORcenter

April 1, 2014 Updated Apr 1, 2014 at 3:51 PM EDT

By Mitch Simon

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"Destination" Tim Hortons Coming to HARBORcenter

April 1, 2014 Updated Apr 1, 2014 at 3:51 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - A One-of-a-kind Tim Hortons is coming to HARBORcenter this fall.

Today, HARBORcenter President John Koelmel and Tim Hortons President and CEO Marc Caira announced the one-of-a-kind Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop. The restaurant will pay tribute to the life and career of Tim Horton, as well as the history of downtown Buffalo.

This restaurant will be accessible from the street level at the intersection of Main Street and Scott Street, across from the site of the former Memorial Auditorium.

Officials from HARBORcenter say the new location will offer many exclusive items, including:

- A special logo that links the Buffalo Sabres mark with an original Tim Hortons logo. The logo will be seen throughout the restaurant and used in product packaging.

- Unique displays telling the story of Tim Horton, as both a Buffalo Sabre and a businessman, and how those paths crossed during his time in Buffalo.

- The restaurant itself will be designed in a historic nature, with brick walls that will remind patrons of Buffalo’s industrial history on the Erie Canal.

- This Tim Hortons will feature displays that tell the story of Buffalo’s Memorial Auditorium, the region’s hockey base from 1940 to 1996.

The first phase of the $170 million HARBORcenter project is expected to be completed by this fall.

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