SOUTH DUNDAS – After many months of silence, details have been unveiled by developer Webhead Developments Inc for the redevelopment of the former Iroquois Gas Bar site in Iroquois.
Plans for the development were brought before South Dundas Council at the August 14th meeting with a site control plan being passed by council. Iroquois has been without an operating gas station since the property was shuttered March 28th.
The station had been owned and operated by Frank and Pat Ault since 1983.
The plans include a four island gas station with canopy to be constructed west of the existing former gas station site, on the former A31 car lot property. In addition to a gas station, a 1500 square foot convenience store and 1500 square foot Tim Horton’s restaurant, with a drive through lane will be built.
The majority of the project will be built west of the existing car wash and laundromat building.
Property changes will include demolition of the existing gas bar structure, and the closure of the easternmost road entrance to the property. The plans filed with the municipality show that the existing building that houses the laundromat and car wash will remain.
The Tim Hortons franchise was awarded to Shawn and Lisa Lockett, who also own the Tim Hortons franchise in Prescott.
“The timing was right,” Shawn told The Leader. “The space is great, we hope it will be super successful.”
He confirmed the Tim Hortons will be a full service restaurant with seating and an on-site bakery. The opening date for the new location was not confirmed.
No confirmation for the branding of the gas station or convenience store was received.