‘Subway’ Sandwich Shop To Reopen on Main Street

Nearly four months after it closed, the Subway sandwich shop on Main Street is to be reopened within one week under new ownership, officials say.

The national made-to-order sandwich shop could be reopened as early as Friday, or possibly Monday, according to Zack Ullah, a Norwalk resident who will manage the Subway at 64 Main St.

The staff has been hired at Subway and Ullah said the shop is “going to do something special for ‘Back to School.’ ”

“I know they’re playing football and the camps are going on as well, so we can have them in or deliver for their convenience,” Ullah told NewCanaanite.com.

Located directly opposite Town Hall and popular among both municipal workers there and the guys at the Fire Department up the street, Subway had been a fixture of downtown New Canaan for more than 25 years. A sign appeared in its window in April that the store was closing, just as the national chain closed hundreds of stores nationwide, faced with a slowdown in sales.

The closing also came at a time when Main Street between Locust and East Avenues saw multiple vacancies over approximately two years, with JoS. A. Bank and Island Outfitters leaving, among others.

Yet that stretch of Main is now seeing activity. Not only is Subway set to reopen, but New Canaan Music is in the midst of its move from the alley near Elm and Park Streets to 90 Main St., formerly the temporary Post Office.

“We are encouraged to see two businesses opening on Main Street and have heard talk of more to come,” said Tucker Murphy, executive director of the New Canaan Chamber of Commerce. “New Canaan Music is a perfect example of a retail and service business in one space. Congratulations to [owner] Phil Williams for creating such a successful business.”

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