Will the most popular Starbucks open again in Mississauga?


Published January 27, 2023 at 9:55 am

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Photo by Ade Rifaie

A popular Mississauga Starbucks that closed for renovations won’t reopen next month as planned.

In October, the Port Credit Starbucks at 111 Lakeshore Rd. W. announced it had closed for renovations. The cafe cleared out its stock and closed at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11.

Earlier this month the cafe announced on Instagram that it would reopen on Feb. 2.

However, that Instagram account has been deleted and Starbucks no longer has the 111 Lakeshore Rd. W. location listed on its site. This had some speculating the location was closed for good.

People in Port Credit community Facebook groups noticed there is not much happening at the location and no signs of people working inside recently.

But the location is not permanently closed, a spokesperson tells insauga.com. It is still going through renovations.

No date for reopening was provided and there is no word on why renovations are taking so long.

“It is scheduled to re-open in the spring,” the spokesperson says.

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The next closest Starbucks is inside Loblaws at 250 Lakeshore Rd. W. but the location at Port Credit’s harbour with a view of the iconic lighthouse is beloved by many fans.

Oddly enough, this location, 111 Lakeshore Rd. W., had a Tim Hortons before Starbucks.

In 1962, Tim Horton’s opened “Tim Horton Drive-in Restaurant” on the site, according to Heritage Mississauga. It was one of five drive-ins and was said to have specialized in hamburgers and chicken.

But in 1966 the chain was purchased by a competitor, A&W. A photo from 1968 shows the drive-in took up most of the property.

The A&W became Captain Robins Family Restaurant (behind the current Starbucks building), which closed suddenly in April 2022. Chicago’s Family Restaurant opened in October.

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