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TORONTO, Ont. — Last week, a new cafe opened in downtown Toronto and around 100 people waited in line, hunched over their phones, to get in. The design is sleek and hockey-inspired with subtly integrated hockey memorabilia. Lobster bisque ($5.49), vegan Beyond sausage breakfast sandwiches ($4.39) and Thai green curry chicken ($4.99) make it on the soup and sandwich menu…

Cheektowaga

A man approached the counter at the Tops pharmacy on Transit Road, wearing women’s clothes and holding a device which had wires leading to his purse. He passed a note to the pharmacist. He was demanding prescription drugs and threatening to detonate a bomb. A 911 call, a quick police response and a short foot chase ended with an apprehension at gunpoint in the parkin…

Gusto

The Southgate Plaza location of Paula's Donuts was mobbed Wednesday morning for the debut of the local shop's chocolate chip cannoli-filled doughnut, available also in the business' Tonawanda and Clarence locations. The special variety of doughnut was released for Hospice Week; 50 percent of the proceeds from the ricotta-filled dessert, available for $3 apiece or $2.50 …

Gusto

The jolt of caffeine from coffee might be a perk in itself, but it doesn't hurt to have additional incentive with your daily brew(s). Tim Hortons Cafe and Bakeshop returns its popular RRRoll up the Rim promotion on Feb. 6, as customers receive a special cup for medium, large and extra-large coffee, espresso and hot chocolate drinks. The process is simple: roll up the rim …

Buffalo

Ellicott Development Co. will need to brew a new pot of coffee, after the Buffalo Planning Board Monday sent its plans for a Tim Hortons and apartments on Michigan Avenue back to the drawing board – because it didn't do enough to reflect the neighborhood's rich history. But, it's full steam ahead for Nick Sinatra's planned Atlantic Central Condominiums in the Elmwood Vi…

Buffalo

After a bruising legal battle with the Zoning Board of Appeals last year, Ellicott Development Co. is hoping its proposal for a new Tim Hortons on Michigan Avenue will face an easier review by the city Planning Board next week. Carl and William Paladino's company is seeking approval for its plan to construct a two-story retail and residential building on a vacant site at t…

Business

To borrow from Monty Python, "it's not dead yet." Just when it seemed like a proposed new Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop in downtown Buffalo had been killed by a Zoning Board of Appeals vote, the developer behind the project managed to extract a victory after all. But it took a lawsuit to get there. The zoning board last week reversed course and granted a needed va…

Gusto

Remember how Dr. Seuss' The Grinch witnessed his heart grow three sizes in one day? Tim Hortons is doing something similar with its Timbits, just without the green fur and innate pessimism. The international coffee chain has picked three United States locations - including the Tim Hortons at 5945 Big Tree Road in Orchard Park - for a giveaway of Snowbits, or Timbits thr…

Business

If you like your Tim Hortons doughnuts by the box, you are now paying a little bit more. Prices went up slightly on a handful of items at Western New York Tim Hortons shops Wednesday. The most notable menu item to have its price change from Tuesday to Wednesday was a dozen doughnuts, which are up 40 cents from $8.99 to $9.39, a rise of 4.5 percent. The cost of a h…

Business

A local Tim Hortons franchise operator has acquired a retail building in Tonawanda that houses The Vitamin Shoppe from a Miami-based commercial real estate developer and manager. Amit Ahuja's Ahuja Development paid $1.9 million to buy the single-tenant property at 1250 Niagara Falls Blvd., on the border with Amherst, from 1250 Niagara Falls Boulevard Tonawanda. Construc…

Buffalo

Ellicott Development Co.'s plans for a new Tim Hortons to anchor a mixed-use building at the edge of Buffalo's business district have ground to a halt, after the city's Zoning Board of Appeals this week rejected a drive-thru for the site. Ellicott CEO William Paladino said Thursday that the proposed two-story building at the corner of Michigan Avenue and William Street …

Buffalo

The region could be getting another Tim Hortons. Ellicott Development Co. wants to build a 9,336-square-foot mixed-use building with a Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop on the eastern edge of downtown Buffalo. The two-thirds-acre site, at 474 Michigan, is at the northwest corner of Michigan Avenue and William Street, and has been vacant for nearly 20 years. The planne…

Buffalo

The buyer of a South Buffalo commercial property wants to demolish the existing building at 2200 South Park Ave. and put up a Tim Hortons. Designed by William Schutt Associates of Lancaster, the proposed 1,776-square-foot Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop would have indoor seating for 28 guests, but no outdoor patio. Located between Ridgewood Road and Okell Street, on th…

Art

The bland brown loading dock of HarborCenter that greets visitors shuffling along Scott Street between (716) Food and Sport and Tim Hortons will soon receive an injection of color as part of a public art project planned for the building. The mural, following a model established locally by a recent public art project at 95 Perry St., will be chosen via a public vote on the…

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That kid behind the counter at Tim Hortons in the HarborCenter this morning looked familiar and with good reason: It was Sabres' rookie sensation Jack Eichel. The 19-year-old first round draft pick put down his stick and picked up a coffee pot for a while this morning, leading to stunned double takes from customers who thought they were getting some caffeine, not a brush …