If you are one of the legions of devotees of the sandwiches that come out of the bright-pink Sub Stop at 17th and Broadway, it could be time to kick the nostalgia into high gear. The future of Sub Stop is a little fuzzy, since the property was acquired two months ago for potential development.
Judy Hall, who co-owns the business with Bill Taylor, says they have no plans to close or move right now. “We have not been given any notice that we should be packing up,” Hall said, adding that her lease agreement requires the owner to give three months' notice before taking over the space.
Earlier news reports have said that Sub Stop was closing in the very near term, and crowds poured in for a last taste of the popular sandwiches. But chances are there's time for a few more lunches in the Pepto-pink landmark. With the development market in its current slowdown, it's unlikely that anything will happen at 1701 Broadway in the next year, said Charlie Robin, who manages the property.
“We're taking it one day at time,” Hall said. “We've been here for 26 years, so we're going to work until they tell us it's time to do something else.”