Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The Marshal takes possession of the Subway (sandwich shop) on 1st Avenue


[Subway photos by Steven]

The Subway (sandwich shop) on First Avenue between Sixth Street and Seventh Street remains closed... this after the Marshal came calling late last week, putting the storefront in the legal possession of the landlord...



If this shutter remains permanent, then this marks the seventh Subway sandwich shop to close in the immediate area in the past five-plus years, joining the one on the BoweryEast 14th StreetFirst AvenueSecond AvenueThird Avenue ... and Fourth Avenue.

Subway fans still have the locations at 250 E. Houston St. and 223 Avenue B to choose from, among several others close by.

The Subway at 108 First Ave. opened in February 2012, taking over the space that previously housed Intervideo Electronics, that kinda weird and cool computer repair shop-plasma TV installers-DVD rental place...


[Photo from 2011]

Previously on EV Grieve:
The 75-cent coffee at Subway

13 months later, Grand Opening officially ends at the First Avenue Subway

Eighth Subway sandwich shop opens in the East Village

Kinda weird and cool computer repair shop-plasma TV installers-DVD rental place closing on First Avenue

9 comments:

JQ LLC said...

Subway is disgusting. Meaning the food. It has absolutely no taste. Even the dressings. It's like chewing air.

Anonymous said...

Artificial food!

shimmerstwo said...

No wonder
I only bought soda in there if I was passing by and the people working there were ALWAYS on their phones yammering away and acted like the were doing you a favor taking your money
good riddance

DrGecko said...

I thought I saw a customer in there once but it turned out to be one of the employees.

Anonymous said...

Good riddance...

shimmerstwo said...

was they on the phone??
lol

Anonymous said...

I'd rather eat an old shoe from Tompkins Square Park than anything from Subway. Bring back the video place!!!

Gojira said...

The only thing keeping the Subway on Avenue B afloat is the ever-present construction crews working between Aves. A and C, who are also to be found populating the Domino's on 14th and A even though Muzzarella's far superior product is just right around the corner. Once they crews are gone, we'll see how long the Subway, at least, remains in business.

Anonymous said...

And now, the one on Third Avenue between 15th and 16th has closed, its interior gutted and one sign pried off (another remains). The cleaners next door closed, too; they put a sign in the window telling people, at least.

That stretch of Third Avenue is tough: walk south, and it's the ghost of the paper supply house; the zombie construction site (six years now with the sidewalk shed!). Across 14th, one sees the shell left by the bank, then the former beauty supply/seasonal costume retailer a few doors down. Thank goodness for mattresses!

Anyway, over the last decade, the sandwich shop went through several franchisees: one just vanished, seemingly, and another got seized by the state for tax issues. The misfortune there: they emptied the space of people and left the food to spoil. About six weeks later, a crew came in and the smell coming out was awful.

How the Mother Ship found more people willing to take on what must have been one of the bigger shops in NYC on a square footage basis mystifies. Just walk by and do the math: how many sandwiches does one have to sell to begin paying rent and tribute to the Mother Ship? Don't think about it too much on your way; it's all in the past now.