Woods Coffee opening first Canadian location in B.C.

White Spot parent company Shato Holdings bringing Pacific Northwest-inspired coffee shop to Tsawwassen Springs

VANCOUVER, Nov. 16, 2015 /CNW/ - With 17 locations in Washington State, Woods Coffee today announced plans to expand into Canada. The company is partnering with White Spot parent company Shato Holdings Ltd. to open its first Canadian coffee shop in Tsawwassen, British Columbia. The new location will open its doors in early 2016 at the Tsawwassen Springs Golf Club.

"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."

Woods Coffee will maintain its signature Pacific Northwest feel as it expands north. Tsawwassen customers will enjoy a drive-through feature for coffee on the go, along with an indoor fireplace around which guests will enjoy Woods-roasted coffee and made-from-scratch baked treats.

"We are honoured to be working with Shato Holdings, who have a proven track record in the hospitality sector," said Wes Herman, Woods Coffee Owner. "There's no doubt they will be able to carry on the much-loved Woods culture in B.C."

Tsawwassen is a suburban community on a peninsula in the Lower Mainland, in the Municipality of Delta, with access to Point Roberts, Washington. Details on the Woods Coffee at Tsawwassen Springs location, including hours of operation, will be announced closer to its opening.

About Woods Coffee
Woods Coffee was established in 2002 by the Herman family of Lynden, Washington. With a dream of starting a chain of coffee shops, the Herman family pooled their talents and resources to create their first Woods Coffee shop. Today, 13 years later, the company has a total of 17 locations in the Pacific Northwest; offers its own line of fresh, in-house baked goods; roasts all of its own coffee; and offers an exclusive compost-a-cup brand of compostable cups. In addition, the company uses sustainable design and building practices, using LEED® standards where possible. For more information on Woods Coffee, go to www.WoodsCoffee.com, visit the company's Facebook page, or call 360-933-1855.

About Tsawwassen Springs
Tsawwassen Springs is comprised of 490 freehold residences, including 194 single-family homes and 296 condos, surrounded by a new championship golf course; mountain and water views; and high-end amenities. Tsawwassen Springs amenities include the 6,300 square foot Springs Ballroom; Pat Quinn's 240-seat Restaurant and Bar; a new fitness centre; on-site physio therapist; a wellness centre that includes Pilates and yoga; and a specialty grocer and meat shop, all surrounded by a new championship 18-hole, par-70 golf course. For more information on Tsawwassen Springs, please visit www.TsawwassenSprings.ca, call (604) 948-1533, or e-mail info@tsawwassensprings.ca.

About Shato Holdings Ltd.
Shato Holdings Ltd. is a family-owned-and-operated private company. Founded in 1969 by Peter Toigo, Sr., the company has its roots in Tsawwassen, where Managing Directors Ron Toigo and Peter Toigo, Jr. live and raised their families. The company owns and manages White Spot Restaurants, along with other commercial interests and real estate properties across North America. Shato Holdings has consistently been involved in community projects and initiatives over the last 30 years. BC Business named Shato Holdings one of the Top 20 Private Companies in BC and one of the Top 10 Employers in British Columbia. White Spot has also been named one of Canada's Best Managed Companies and one of BC's Best Loved Brands. Ron Toigo is the majority owner of the local Vancouver Giants hockey team, with other owners of the team including Michael Bublé and Pat Quinn's family.

SOURCE White Spot

Image with caption: "White Spot (CNW Group/White Spot)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20151116_C8000_PHOTO_EN_544747.jpg

Image with caption: "The Woods Coffee (CNW Group/White Spot)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20151116_C8000_PHOTO_EN_544749.jpg

For further information: Media contacts: Jeremy Twigg, FleishmanHillard Canada, jeremy.twigg@fleishman.ca, 604-688-2505; Wes Herman, Owner, The Woods Coffee, wesh@thewoodscoffee.com, 360-933-1855


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