Subway to Open Next Week on Seventh Avenue

The submarine sandwich chain will open its doors between Union Street and Berkeley Place.


Construction is nearly complete for the new Subway on Seventh Avenue — in the space on Seventh Avenue that used to be a mom-and-pop coffee and tea shop.

Like or not, the submarine sandwich chain will open next week, between Union Street and Berkeley Place, making it the second outpost of the franchise on Seventh Avenue.

The space used to be home to Leaf N Bean, which opened in 1973, but  this year to move down the street on Lincoln Place.

The storefront window display was transformed, but the windows are still intact, and now there will be seats and tables looking out on the avenue.

When we first reported that Subway would replace Leaf N Bean, a Park Slope resident who lives nearby the space said that she isn’t looking forward to its opening.

“I am extremely disappointed such an amazing space with a great old storefront is being turned into a cheap and ugly chain food franchise,” Samantha Safer wrote to Patch in an e-mail. “People need to stop this before the space is completely destroyed.”

A construction worker at Subway said on Wednesday that they expect to open sometime next week.

How do you guys feel about another chain opening on Seventh Avenue? Let us know in the comments section below. 

Eric McClure September 26, 2012 at 07:00 PM
OK, it's a free market and all, but we already had one too many Subway franchises. I'll continue to buy my sandwiches from one of the many mom-n-pop businesses in the neighborhood, like Zito's, M&S Prime Meats and City Sub, among others.
Chicken Underwear September 27, 2012 at 10:23 AM
I hope I don't see that many more Subway wrappers on the curb,
Patti September 27, 2012 at 02:46 PM
OldParkSloper September 27, 2012 at 04:08 PM
As the building is in the original Park Slope Historic District, I hope that the Landmarks Preservation Commission will require Subway to erect a permanent sign that isn't as garish as this temporary sign. Unleased next door has a sign with smaller lettering that is appropriate for a store in a landmarked district.
BRADY September 27, 2012 at 06:17 PM
yes this is garish, but PINKBERRY is not?


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