Subway on Main Street Closes; Commercial Buildings for Sale

About one year after a welcome reopening, the Subway sandwich shop on Main Street once again has closed, officials confirmed. The made-to-order sandwich shop appears to have been empty since last week and the commercial space it had occupied is to be leased while 64 Main St. itself is for sale, along with a neighboring building, according to officials with Cushman & Wakefield, which is handling the sale (see more information here). The properties—they house Chef Prasad restaurant as well as New Canaan mainstay Ching’s Table—are owned by a limited liability company whose principal is a Southport man, according to records on file with the Connecticut Secretary of the State. 

It isn’t clear why Subway closed. Public relations officials with the national chain could not immediately be reached for comment.

‘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 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.

Subway on Main Street Closes After More Than 25 Years

Subway, the national made-to-order sandwich shop that’s operated out of its Main Street location opposite Town Hall for more than 25 years, has closed its New Canaan store. A sign has appeared in its front window saying “Store closed. Reopening under new leadership.”

It isn’t clear whether or when a Subway would reopen at 64 Main St.—company officials could not be reached for comment. Subway has closed hundreds of stores nationwide, faced with a slowdown in sales. Laura Budd of the New Canaan Chamber of Commerce said the organization is “certainly sorry to see Subway leave.”

“We know that it’s popular with the younger kids in town,” Budd told