I just got word that the Dunkin Donuts in Penn Station New York would be replaced by Tim Hortons. New Yorkers are not fazed by much, but Tim Hortons replacing Dunkin Donuts in Penn Station may be a lot to swallow for many.
In case you didn’t know, Penn Station is the hub of what we call, “the city,” formally known as the borough of Manhattan. It is the financial capital of the world. Penn Station is the heart where all trains meet to deliver the who’s who of the decision makers, at least those who have not arrived by limo. Filled with quick-stop stores and stands that cater to the needs of New Yorkers, they grab a cup of coffee, maybe a donut or two, and then run off to work in the city that NEVER sleeps.
Now, while I am all about the coffee, Dunkin Donuts is a staple in New York, known for its donuts as well as its coffee. Evidently, so is Tim Hortons. “Just who is this Tim Horton anyway?” you might ask. Tim Horton was a Canadian hockey legend who was also filled with the entrepreneurial bug. Amongst several other ventures, in 1964 he opened the Tim Horton Donut Shop in Ontario, Canada, which became a fast-growing franchise. With 2,930 locations in Canada and 527 locations already in the US, they must be feeling pretty cocky in spite of this economic downturn, because not only are they replacing the Penn Station Dunkin Donuts, they are opening eleven other locations in New York City as well.
All I know is that coffee had better be good. Give it try eh? Let me know what you think.
Tim Hortons’ locations in New York:
1 Penn Plaza (LIRR Level)
Madison Square Garden Taxi Ramp
401 7th Avenue (32nd Street)
22 Court Street (Brooklyn)
152 West 34th Street (7th Avenue)
761 7th Avenue (50th Street)
2 Penn Plaza (Amtrak Level)
47 East 42nd Street (Between Park & Madison Avenue)
1276 Lexington Avenue (Between 85th & 86th Street)
2547 Broadway (Between 95th & 96th Street)
1286 Broadway (Between 33rd & 34th Street)
451 Fulton Street (Brooklyn)