Of all the homegrown coffee companies that are thriving in Metro Vancouver, a development in South Delta and Vancouver-born White Spot are opting to bring in a coffee shop from south of the border.
The Woods is teaming up with White Spot’s parent company, Shato Holdings, for this cross-border enterprise, according to a news release. Also from the release:
“We’re excited to see the growth of a family-based, premium coffee service into B.C., and believe this will be a great addition to the Tsawwassen community,” said Warren Erhart, President of White Spot. “As a Shato Holdings brand, The Woods Coffee company shares the same values as White Spot, offering high quality premium products and exceptional guest service.”
Well, that’s great and all, but how about supporting a business with roots in B.C., including anything from the larger-scale coffee chains, like Blenz and Waves, to the next echelon, like JJ Bean, or even an independent coffee shop?
The Woods currently operates 17 locations in Washington state; you may have noticed they are the first coffee spot off the I-5 right after you cross into the U.S. from the Peace Arch border crossing. It’s mostly memorable for having a drive-through–an amenity that will also be built into the upcoming Tsawwassen location, along with “an indoor fireplace around which guests will enjoy Woods-roasted coffee and made-from-scratch baked treats.”