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.
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