Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Reader report: Marshal seizes Subway (sandwich shop) on East 14th Street



A reader notes that the Marshal has seized the Subway on East 14th Street (IHOP Way!) near Second Avenue...



Three East Village Subways have closed in the East Village now dating back to October... the one on Second Avenue near East Ninth Street... and the one on First Avenue near East 14th Street (though that one did later return under new management).

Too much competition from $1 pizza ... and 7-Eleven?

10 comments:

Ken from Ken's Kitchen said...

Not surprising. That near-14th St Subways was always empty. The one near 18th on 1st is probably next for the exact same reason. Both locations were probably counting on foot traffic from Beth Israel Hospital that never happened for whatever reason.

Gojira said...

Ha! I await the closing of the one on 14th and B, there is no way that excrescence should have ever opened there.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget the one on 3rd Avenue between 15th and 16th. Its first iteration didn't last long, a matter of months. It reopened quickly, likely with new owners. Then it got seized for not paying tax --- the state slapped a huge orange sticker on the door. The store was closed for about six weeks, with all the food still inside! A crew went in to clean it out and a vile stench wafted out. So now, there are new owners --- this makes, it would appear, the third set. Foot traffic doesn't appear remarkable. But it's a huge space: imagine what it must cost, and whether they're in a position to cover it with revenue from the same sandwich that's available in a bunch of other franchises nearby. I wish them luck.

vzabuser said...

Riceton closed before I got a chance to try it!
It was on the same side in the block next to Bite

Uncle Waltie said...

Excrescence = piece of crap

Shawn G. Chittle said...

Hey Landlord,

How's that "corporate chain" money working out for ya?

Love,
Ma & Pa

Big Brother said...

I hope 7-Eleven and Margaret Chabris are watching!

Anonymous said...

@vzabuser: Riceton closed? Oh, man! They were solid: nice people, decent food, good service. I hate to see 'em close. I'll walk by and smile, at least.

BB said...

me thinks it was too much competition the landlord and nyc real estate taxes...not 7/11 or 99 cent.

Anonymous said...

Maybe people got carried away, once Subway took on the mantle of Most Popular Fast Food chain in the world. If this Subway trend dies down in the city I won't be surprised. Good deli's are still plentiful in this god-forsaken place.