Pictou Tim Hortons closing

Published on January 23, 2014
Tim Hortons downtown Pictou

The Tim Hortons in downtown Pictou is closing on March 31.
Franchise owner Jim Shaw said the location was reaching the end of its license and lease and it was time to let it go.

“They don’t last forever,” he said.

The location opened in 1987. While at the time it was placed there it made good business sense, in today’s market it didn’t meet the standards one typically expects for a Tim Hortons, Shaw said. There was no parking and no drive-thru, which most other locations have.

All employees from the store will be moved to the Pictou Rotary Tim Hortons just minutes away, so no one will be losing their job.

Shaw said the downtown location was one of their lower volume stores, but said there was no recent events that led to the decision to close. He said it was similar circumstances to when the New Glasgow Tim Hortons closed.