If you’ve witnessed the ever-present lineup spilling out of Granville Island Public Market for Lee’s Donuts, you can expect to see the same in North Vancouver late next year.
A new location of the doughnut destination is set to come to Moodyville as part of the upcoming Innova development on Third Street East and St. Davids Avenue, according to developer Cascadia Green.
"To confirm, yes we do have Delany's Coffee and Lee's Donuts amongst a few other tenants in our commercial spaces," project co-ordinator Bita Ghassemzadeh said in an email. “So far we have a medical clinic, a pharmacy, a health clinic/spa, VV Tapas Lounge and two child care centres which are planning to occupy some of the commercial units.”
The project is scheduled for completion in the second half of 2024, Ghassemzadeh said.
With three separate buildings – five, four and two storeys tall – the development will have 153 market strata residential units, an additional 16 residential units, 12 commercial retail units, office spaces and childcare.
After an extensive consultation and public hearing process, the development was approved in 2020. It was originally slated for completion in October 2023.
On Monday, Lee’s Donuts said on Instagram that it is opening a warehouse location in South Vancouver. A grand opening is being held Friday.
Lee’s Donuts did not respond to requests for comment about the North Vancouver location.
Is this true @leesdonuts_ca ? 👀 Will we have the glorious privilege to welcome your delicious donuts here in North Vancouver? 🍩 #NorthVancouver pic.twitter.com/kVs0dwlTEP— Sam Abadi (@samabadi) February 21, 2023