Spot Coffee is headed to Waterfront Village near the Erie Basin Marina.
Spot franchisee Fadi Dagher, president of Cedarland Foods LLC, will open a Spot Express Cafe inside the waterfront business complex. It is expected to open in July.
The cafe will serve all of Spot's usual hot, iced and blended coffees and fresh baked goods, as well as some savory items. The location, which doesn't have a kitchen, will not offer the full menu of salads and sandwiches found at other Spot stores. It will be located near the complex's entrance in the main lobby and there will be dedicated parking spaces outside the complex for those picking up Spot purchases.
"It is a more limited operation but we can eventually expand into a nearby suite," said Kevin Dagher, Cedarland Foods' vice president.
Waterfront Village is a three-building, 300,000-square-foot downtown commercial complex on Lakefront Boulevard near the Erie Basin Marina. Beside it are the Waterfront Village condos and townhomes.
Dagher is a transplant surgeon who founded real estate company Cedarland Development in 2015. Cedarland Development manages Waterfront Village. Dagher is also a partner in D&S Capital Real Estate, a separate entity which owns Waterfront Village.
Spot Coffee Canada confirmed it is looking at prospective locations for another Spot at Canalside.
"We expect to be represented in that area, but it won't be this year," said Anton Ayoub, president of Spot Coffee.
Cedarland Foods has the right of first refusal for any Canalside location.
Spot has eight stores in Erie and Niagara counties, as well as three more in Rochester, Glens Falls and Saratoga Springs.
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