Wes Herman
Owner, The Woods Coffee
Phone: 360.933.1855

Woods Coffee Opening First Canadian Location in Early 2016
Woods Coffee partnering with Shato Holdings Ltd. to bring a Northwest-inspired coffee shop to Tsawwassen Springs

Bellingham, WA—November 10, 2015— With 17 locations in Washington State, Woods Coffee today announced plans to expand into Canada. The company is partnering with Shato Holdings to open its first Canadian coffee shop in Tsawwassen, British Columbia. The newest Woods Coffee will open its doors in early 2016 at the Tsawwassen Springs Golf Club.

“Our first coffee shop opened just miles from the Canadian border in 2002, and we still have plenty of regular Canadian customers who frequent all of our Skagit and Whatcom County locations today,” said Wes Herman, Woods Coffee Owner. “Opening a Woods Coffee in Canada, and especially at Tsawwassen Springs, with all that is going on there, is a natural fit.”

Known for its ownership of White Spot and Triple O’s, Shato Holdings is currently under construction on the Tsawwassen Springs Woods Coffee location.

“We took a long time to decide on the right coffee concept for our Tsawwassen Springs resort community,” said Ron Toigo, Managing Director of Shato Holdings. “We could not find a concept in this market that had the drive-through system with the quality and ambience of The Woods Coffee. This coffee concept is second to none and fits in well at Tsawwassen Springs, which is quickly being recognized as one of the best places to live in the Lower Mainland.”

Woods Coffee will maintain its signature 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 honored to be working with Ron and his associates, who have a proven track record and know hospitality,” said Herman. “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 (Delta Municipality), with road access to Point Roberts, Washington. More details on the Woods Coffee at Tsawwassen Springs location, including hours of operation, will be announced closer to its opening.

For more information on Woods Coffee, visit, check out the company’s Facebook page, or call 360.933.1855.

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, please visit, 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, call 604.948.1533, or e-mail

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 the 50 Best Managed Companies in Canada. 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.