Subway to open in old Port City Java

  • Posted: Sunday, January 27, 2013 12:49 a.m.

SALISBURY — From a cup of joe to $5 footlongs, the former Port City Java on West Innes Street is set to reopen as a new Subway restaurant.

Salisbury’s eighth Subway location should open this spring, said Tim Mann, chief operating officer for N.C. Subway Group Inc.

“We are pleased to be in a position to continue to make our restaurants more accessible and convenient for our great customers who live, work and visit the greater Salisbury area,” Mann said.

Port City Java, which opened at 1804 W. Innes St. in 2005, closed last year despite an outcry from loyal customers. The coffee chain said the location didn’t generate enough sales to remain open.

Mann said Subway chose the location because the company believes the site will “allow us to better serve our customers in this market.”

Subway has started renovations and will feature the newest decor package and equipment available, he said. On average, Subway restaurants employ 12 to 15 people. People will have an opportunity to apply online for jobs at the new restaurant before it opens, Mann said. 

Contact reporter Emily Ford at 704-797-4264.

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