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Tim Hortons and Starbucks to arrive in Thanet

American coffee store Starbucks and Canadian coffee Store Tim Hortons have been on the cards for Westwood cross since the beginning of last year, but now they’re for sure heading for Broadstairs.

Tim Hortons received its approval from TDC in January this year (2022). No building has been spotted yet and there is no expected opening date.

Starbucks received approval from Thanet District Council in July last year (2021) and since then has started the build with an opening to be expected in late 2022.

Where will they be?

When built, Starbucks will share the same car park as Mcdonald’s, nearby Sainsbury’s and will be open between the hours of 6 am and 8 pm.

Starbucks future location – Via Google maps

When built, Tim Hortons will share the same car park as Currys/PC World, The Range and Wickes, near Tesco Extra. The store will be open between the hours of 6 am and 11 pm. This will be the first Tim Hortons in Kent.

Tim Hortons Future Location – Via Google maps
What does the public think?

Kent Citizens are very vocal about the arrival of both coffee stores. They have been sharing their opinions on and off of social media:

Jo, a 45-year-old living in Ramsgate says: “Tim Hortons, I’m not too bothered about, I don’t see it offering anything particularly new. My eldest [Child] is excited about Starbucks as she likes their Hot chocolates. I don’t think it’s going to detract too much from what’s already available”

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Feature image: Tim Hortons & Starbucks cups credit-  Eric Mcclean & Kal Visuals via Unsplash