Lowe’s opening on target for Tillicum

Lowe’s Home Improvement will be locating in the former Target location at Tillicum Centre sometime in 2016

Lowe’s Home Improvement has its development permit approved and is readying to open in the former Target location at Tillicum Centre sometime in 2016.

Saanich Coun. Judy Brownoff and other councillors asked that the Lowe’s representative, Andrew Peterson, would consider adding bicycle parking and possibly the home delivery of large items to encourage cyclists to visit.

Though the remodelling for Lowe’s is mostly interior, Coun. Fred Haynes commended them as an example of how Saanich’s development application process can go smoothly and in a timely fashion.

“They applied in September and did everything by November, that’s just two months, which is exceptional,” Haynes said.

“They did their community and public consultation, worked with Saanich planning and brought back what Saanich asked for.”

It’s expected that Lowe’s will take on about 100 staff along with about 20 part-time employees, Haynes said.

 

 

Tim Hortons nets approval

A sixth Tim Hortons location is nearly open in Saanich.

Council approved a development permit to upgrade the corner suite on the ground floor of the Data Tech Business Centre at 1095 McKenzie Ave. The store is directly across from Reynolds secondary on Borden Street.

Council suggested additional cycle racks and a desire to see potential outdoor seating as the pie-shaped lot could double as a cycling hub. It’s where the Lochside Trail meets McKenzie Avenue.

 

 

Mexican restaurant opens

Tuscany Village is getting a taste of Mexico.

This Saturday is the grand opening of Mucho Burrito, Canada’s leading fast-casual Mexican restaurant, in the McKenzie Avenue shopping plaza. The restaurant has planned an all-day fiesta from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., offering a $5 burrito special for one day only.

To celebrate the chain’s first Vancouver Island location, the grand opening will be giving away gift cards, hot sauces and Mucho Burrito food items.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming everyone from the community to join in the fun,” said owners Amit Vasudev and Sunil Sharma in a statement.

 

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