Tim Hortons, the quintessential Canadian quick-serve coffee and bakery chain, is coming to Grand Forks.
The restaurant is expected to be open by the end of the year across the street from the Alerus Center and Canad Inns events center complex.
It will be first of several Tim Hortons that will be developed in Grand Forks, according to Jenny Arel, business development and marketing director with Icon Architectural Group, a Grand Forks firm that is developing the location.
Icon and other business partners will own the local Tim Hortons franchise, as well as others that are expected to be developed in North Dakota, Minnesota and South Dakota.
Plans include a Fargo store, and Arel said a group from Icon and some Tim Hortons executives visited there Tuesday.
When it opens, Grand Forks will be the farthest-west U.S. location for the chain. It currently is in 11 states: Delaware, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.