End of the line for downtown Grand Forks Subway
The downtown Grand Forks Subway restaurant has closed, with owners citing poor traffic and sales.
The last day of business was Tuesday, said Neil Ebeling, the operating partner for the sandwich chain in Grand Forks. He doesn’t plan to reopen the restaurant as a Subway or anything else in the near future.
“We had been thinking about that and planning that for a while now,” he said. “We always had bigger hopes for downtown Grand Forks than what it ended up being.”
A sign posted in the front of the sandwich chain at 315 DeMers Ave. thanked customers for their patronage and directed them to other area Subway locations. Ebeling said he has penned a deal with Food Dudes Delivery so downtown customers can have food items delivered to them from other Subway locations. That should begin within a month.
A Subway opened at that location in 1996, according to Herald archives. The location became home to the Red River Cafe after the 1997 flood, and it became a Subway again in 2007.
Subway rented its downtown space from Todd Nedberg. The two are determining how to proceed with the lease agreement, Ebeling said.