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Hardhat
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Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2007 - 1:01 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Every now and then I'd get lunch at the Quizno's at Washington Blvd. and Michigan Ave. Service was a little slow, but the food was good, and the staff had been around for years and seemed nice.
Today the windows were wrapped in paper, and a sign said they had closed after being there for 10 years. Too bad they couldn't have hung on until the Book-Cadillac opened, but I did see construction workers in there fairly often.
Sorry to see them close.
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Johnlodge
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Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2007 - 1:12 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Maybe people finally realized that spending over $10 for a friggin sandwich and pop is just stupid.
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Wolverine
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Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2007 - 1:15 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I avoid Quizno's for the fact that their commercials are very obnoxious
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Livernoisyard
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Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2007 - 1:16 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Maybe people will finally realize that overspending for a friggin loft or condo nearby is just plain stupid.
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Ndavies
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Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2007 - 1:17 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Maybe the Downtown Eph's was the nail in their coffin. A much better sandwich at a comparable price.
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Detroitstar
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Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2007 - 1:20 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The one I usually go to is in the strip at Larned and Mt. Elliot. I've been there probably 8-10 times and never once has there been another person in there. I think their overpriced. Delicious, but overpriced.
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Jt1
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Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2007 - 1:20 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I like Quiznos but that specific location needed a face lift in the interior. Eating lunch there was not a pleasant experience in my experiences.
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Jt1
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Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2007 - 1:21 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

quote:

Maybe the Downtown Eph's was the nail in their coffin. A much better sandwich at a comparable price.



Although it has been there for a few years now Jimmy Johns in Compuware delivering probably didn't help their cause either.
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Iheartthed
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Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2007 - 1:26 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That sucks, I think Quizno's sandwiches are worth the extra $$ over JJ's and Subway. Never been to that other place.
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Mackinaw
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Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2007 - 1:30 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

There's also a Jimmy Johns (often busy) in the Ford Building.
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Detroitstar
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Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2007 - 1:32 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The Jimmy John's in the Ford Building always has a line at lunch.
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Superduperman
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Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2007 - 1:38 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Wow...Larry and Linda(owners) were great,I ate there about 4 times a week,they will be missed.
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Tkshreve
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Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2007 - 4:02 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Quizno's is way overpriced. Plus their menu is way to big. Simplify and price point your customers. JJ's did it and they are growing like crazy.
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Bobj
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Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2007 - 4:09 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It is surprising that these places could make through the times we had a few years ago, when there was nothing going on downtown, now we have construction workers, Compuware employees, more residents, etc and they close.

Is it that there was a bigger increase in options than in customers??
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Charlottepaul
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Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2007 - 5:00 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Could also be possible that the landlords priced them out of that location in anticipation of a 'better' business once the Book Cadillac is done.
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Jimaz
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Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2007 - 5:32 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Their most obnoxious commercial was based on this: http://www.rathergood.com/moon _song/.
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Eric_w
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Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2007 - 5:36 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Quizno's too expensive & overated. I too don't like their commercials
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Spiritofdetroit
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Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2007 - 5:48 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I always wondered how it survived at that location. Terrible location and it looked to be in terrible condition. Isn't there another Quizno's downtown though? I am sure the 3 or 4 Subways or 3 or 4 Jimmy John's that have recently opened took a big bite out of the business they did have
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Digitalvision
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Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2007 - 5:51 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I knew this was coming - when I used to go there, I was basically told as much since a new one opened up right in the financial district. And I know ALOT of people like the "overpriced" sandwiches (not to knock ephs - those are awesome sandwiches, but realistically few have time on a regular basis to go from downtown to Corktown at lunch).

The financial district location is WAY better for that kind of business, I know I switched "allegiances" if you will. That, and the Quiznos in the Buhl is in a much cooler looking space.
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Bpjeff
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Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2007 - 6:51 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

There is another Quizno's at:

535 GRISWOLD ST
DETROIT, MI 48226-3604 UNITED STATES
TEL: 313-961-5555

This is between Larned and Congress.
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Urbanize
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Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2007 - 6:52 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

WE are aware of that jeff, thanks for reminding us though.
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Peter
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Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2007 - 6:54 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

digitalvision- eph's just opened another location downtown...
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Sticks
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Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2007 - 11:51 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Peter, so now they have two locations downtown? Because Corktown/Tiger Stadium is not downtown, imo..

Oh, and anyone seen the new Quiznos commercial with the Asian lady? Hahaha, "It's not lackin any meat.. and that's what real women need, hehEHAHAHAHhawwwwww."

(Message edited by Sticks on May 01, 2007)
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Spiritofdetroit
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Posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2007 - 12:35 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

there is a location in Corktown, and one on Woodward right downtown
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Soulsauce
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Posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2007 - 2:31 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Jimmy Johns is so bland IMO.

Give me Quiznos any day over JJ's.

Eph McNally's beats them both hands down.
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Waxx
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Posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2007 - 6:31 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Jimmy John's I can deal with, but I'll take Quizno's over Subway (which is cheaper, BTW) and JJ any day of the week. There's a Quizno's not too far from my neighborhood on East Jefferson off of St. Jean, and sometimes I'll go to the one on Evergreen and Ten Mile in Southfield (two miles north from Henry Ford H.S. where I work). Sorry to hear about the Quizno's closing downtown-would've been nice if they had held on until the Book-Cadillac was reopened. I gotta check out Eph McNally's, how good are they.....?
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Detroitbill
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Posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2007 - 8:47 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Went to Ephs on Woodward on Sunday aft. no one there but a great couple of employees. Sandwiches were awesome as were the salads,, All of my company with me were very impressed. Hope they do well there, I guess their weekday business is good though.
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Jt1
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Posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2007 - 9:21 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Just a shameless plug for the Quizno's on Jefferson (in the strip mall west of FJ IIRC). The place is nice and the staff, I am assuming owners, have been super nice people the couple times I have gone in.
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Mallory
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Posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2007 - 9:56 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

One down, several dozen to go.

WAY too expensive, and their beef sucks. I'd rather eat Subway <shudder>

I miss Schnelli's Deli.
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Tkshreve
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Posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2007 - 9:59 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Sticks -- that is so funny you mentioned that!!! I forgot how outgoing that commercial was.

"And that's what real women need -- lololololololol"

Real women need a quiznos sandwich because it listens and doesn't talk back!
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Spitty
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Posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2007 - 10:05 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Unnecessary A-Hole Awards go to:


Urbanize - Not everybody knew there was another Quizno's and the thread didn't say there was one, so lay off the guy. Somebody asked if there was one, but nobody answered.

Sticks - Peter was responding to the guy who said that downtown to Corktown is a long walk to eat at Eph's, so obviously the guy asking isn't aware of the Eph's on Woodward.

If you're going to go out of your way to be an A-Hole, at least be one to someone who deserves it. Damn!
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Gannon
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Posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2007 - 10:13 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks for the tip, Jt1, I developed quite a jones for Quiznos when I lived in LA. They were the closest decent food to the office AND my apartment, so they were usually once or twice a week. If folks think their prices are high HERE, they paced well ahead of LAs 'fast' food seven years ago too...but they have always been worth it. Good to know a local one with good owners.






Just a shameless plug for Eph's...THEY are now my minimum once a week destination, occasionally three times. I've gone all over their menu, and absolutely everything is amazing...and every sandwich lasts TWO meals for me.

Their soups have all been outstanding, and their staff laughs at my jokes.


What else do you need in a restaurant that is open in the CBD until 8 o'clock on weekdays, six on Saturday and Sunday?!


Lunchtimes are crazy-filled with suits, so calling in an order for a Campus Martius concert table will be necessary when the weather warms.

They have been DEAD dead in those late hours, so all y'all who have carped for later affordable and healthy eating choices for better-than-barfood had better get down there more often unless management starts to feel that the other downtown business owners were right all along.


I'll be at the counter making the staff laugh at me.
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Islandman
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Posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2007 - 10:55 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I love Quizno's. Find me a better toasted Italian sub on wheat and I'll eat it.. :-)
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Jt1
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Posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2007 - 11:05 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Is the downtown Ephs taking charge cards yet?
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Gannon
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Posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2007 - 11:15 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

As of a few weeks ago...
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Urbanize
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Posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2007 - 11:16 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Charley's Steakery has the best Subs ALL AROUND, NO QUESTION. Too bad they're only located in Mall Food Courts.
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Peter
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sticks- i was referring to digitalvisions comment regarding the proximity of the original Eph's to downtown... it appears that he did not know of the recent opening of the second location.
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Busterwmu
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Posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2007 - 6:10 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Is the Tubby's job down the block at Washington and Lafayette still open? I used to drop in there every now and then, but parking was always tight.
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Spiritofdetroit
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Posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2007 - 6:11 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

its open last I saw...
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Drm
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quote:

Is the Tubby's job down the block at Washington and Lafayette still open?


Yes.
quote:

I used to drop in there every now and then, but parking was always tight.


Get out of your car and walk. It's good for you.
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Bc_n_dtown
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Posted on Thursday, May 03, 2007 - 10:51 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I couldn't tell y'all for sure if this is the reason Quizno's has closed down at this point in time, but the last I heard that location (along with that entire building at 1101 Wash. Blvd.) will become the new home for DDOT's administrative personnel. Late last fall DDOT (along with the Detroit Economic Growth Corp.) presented to both the City Planning Commission and the Detroit City Council a proposal to include that building in phase two of its downtown RPTC project. At the time of the presentation plans were still up in the air as to whether they planned to redevelop the building, or tear it down and build a new structure. DDOT had received a $11 million FTA grant for the project.

As a matter of fact, one of the initiatives listed in the proposed FY 2007-2008 budget for DDOT states, "...begin construction of new administrative building near the new Rosa Parks Transit Center."

for more info on initial plans see:
http://finance.groups.yahoo.co m/group/DSR-2-DOT/message/1997

(Message edited by Bc_n_dtown on May 03, 2007)
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Gannon
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Posted on Thursday, May 03, 2007 - 12:30 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Great info, Bc, thanks and welcome.
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Jt1
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Posted on Thursday, May 03, 2007 - 12:32 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

So is the ground floor going to be offices as well? Given the huge occupancy rates of offices and lack of ground floor retail/dining in that area of the CBD it would seem that offices don't need to take up space on the ground floor.
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Bc_n_dtown
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Yeah, the ability for DDOT to offer leased space to various retail concerns was one of the benefits mentioned in the proposed move of their administrative staff into a downtown building.

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