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Jimmy John’s opens at Washington Street strip mall


A Jimmy John’s along one of Grand Forks’ busiest streets has opened.

The gourmet sandwich chain has started serving subs Tuesday at 1403 S. Washington St. It’s part of a 4,050-square-foot strip mall that is expected to have other tenants.

Owners of the building are working with possible tenants, but nothing is official yet, said Eric Olson, a local partner in Grand Forks Jimmy John’s shops.

Grand Forks has two other Jimmy John’s locations: one at 3551 32nd Ave. and the other at 2855 10th Ave. N. The Washington Street location plans to hire 15 employees.

April Baumgarten

April Baumgarten joined the Grand Forks Herald May 19, 2015, and covers business and political stories. She grew up on a ranch 10 miles southeast of Belfield, where her family continues to raise registered Hereford cattle. She double majored in communications and history/political science at Jamestown (N.D.) College, now known as University of Jamestown. During her time at the college, she worked as a reporter and editor-in-chief for the university's newspaper, The Collegian. Baumgarten previously worked for The Dickinson Press as the Dickinson city government and energy reporter in 2011 before becoming the editor of the Hazen Star and Center Republican. She then returned to The Press as a news editor, where she helped lead an award-winning newsroom in recording the historical oil boom.

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