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Ericdetfan
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Post Number: 21
Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2007 - 10:57 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I know that the closing of a Subway mite not mean much normally, but it hurts to see another national chain leave the area. Does anyone know if there is another subway in Detroit anywhere?

I know that it was prolly a franchise location, too..Its a shame though.
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Milwaukee
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Post Number: 903
Registered: 08-2006
Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2007 - 11:03 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

There are quite a lot

SUBWAY Locations
in your area

39 W Warren St
Detroit MI 48201
313-494-3102

19127 Telegraph Rd
Detroit MI 48219
313-255-8811

3424 E Jefferson Ave
Detroit MI 48207
313-877-9192

16817 Livernois
Detroit MI 48221
313-341-3859

220 W Congress St
Detroit MI 48226
313-963-9116

18288 Grand River
Detroit MI 48223
313-835-4669

15811 W McNichols
Detroit MI 48235
313-837-7777

15539 Schoolcraft
Detroit MI 48227
313-273-1770

13222 E Jefferson Ave
Riverbend Plaza
Detroit MI 48215
313-331-8116

21559 Grand River
Detroit MI 48219
313-541-3441

660 Woodward Ave
Detroit MI 48226
313-963-7770

2790 W Grand Blvd
Detroit MI 48202
313-875-8335

20170 W 7 Mile Rd
Detroit MI 48219
313-533-7740

3044 W Grand Blvd
Detroit MI 48202
313-875-7185

14820 E Jefferson
Detroit MI 48215
313-331-3311

1113 W Warren
Detroit MI 48201
313-832-3812

10601 E Outer Dr
Detroit MI 48224
313-371-4777

4930 Livernois St
Detroit MI 48210
313-894-8466

15378 Wyoming
Detroit MI 48238
313-342-9446

9350 Woodward Ave
Detroit MI 48202
313-873-2431

1401 Beaubien St
Detroit MI 48226
313-442-3200

477 Michigan Ave
Detroit MI 48226
313-475-3139

The Renaissance Ctr A203
GM Global HQ Bldg 200
Detroit MI 48243
313-567-3345

12060 Grand River Rd
Detroit MI 48204
313-491-1333

2694 W Davison Ave
Detroit MI 48238
313-852-0075

11939 E Warren Ave
Detroit MI 48214
313-924-0474

7950 Outer Dr
Detroit MI 48235
313-533-3255

6781 Greenfield
Detroit MI 48228
313-945-1910

14806 W 7 Mile Rd
Detroit MI 48235
313-864-8992

14645 W 8 Mile Rd
Detroit MI 48235
313-341-3000

7305 Grand River
Detroit MI 48204
313-586-0218

17111 Harper St
Detroit MI 48224
313-882-9900

8005 E Jefferson
Detroit MI 48214
313-331-2333

9655 Gratiot
Detroit MI 48213
313-579-0871

12626 Livernois
Detroit MI 48238
313-935-6467

28 West Adams
Detroit MI 48226
313-963-9166

7431 Vernor Rd
Detroit MI 48209
313-842-7827

19615 Plymouth
Detroit MI 48228
313-270-4999

18334 Joy Rd
Joy South Plaza
Detroit MI 48228
313-270-4000

19637 Mound Rd
Detroit MI 48234
313-368-0372

1680 E Grand Blvd
Detroit MI 48211
313-571-9360

5996 Woodward Ave
Detroit MI 48202
313-870-1260

1364 Fort Street
Detroit MI 48226
313-962-8644

17776 Grand River
Detroit MI 48227
313-836-7827

1715 Michigan Ave
Detroit MI 48216
313-965-2614

15000 E Eight Mile
Detroit MI 48205
313-839-0325

13603 W Chicago
Detroit MI 48228
313-933-2222

8930 W McNichols
Detroit MI 48221
313-342-9446

12000 Gratiot
Detroit MI 48213
313-521-2611

65 Cadillac Square Suite 101
Detroit MI 48226
313-963-8727

1001 W Fort St
Detroit MI 48226
313-962-1307

Don't worry, Subway sucks. I hate Subway and all the tasteless crap they sell.

(Message edited by milwaukee on March 06, 2007)
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Psip
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Post Number: 1517
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Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2007 - 11:08 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

If we had a subway in Detroit, we wouldn't be in the situation we find ourselves in now. :-)
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Ericdetfan
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Post Number: 22
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Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2007 - 11:09 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Dang. I hadn't realized

I guess they just decided to give up on the franchise in that particular location..
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Livernoisyard
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Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2007 - 11:19 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Subway is the #2 fast-food chain in the US. Might even have more locations than McDonald's, which closed down several poor performers the past few years.
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Detroitplanner
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Post Number: 1049
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Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2007 - 11:27 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Closing is a bit alarmist. I've seen folks working on the building; giving it a new paint job and all. If it is no longer a Subway, at least it is something else.
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Ericdetfan
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Post Number: 23
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Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2007 - 11:38 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

what do you think?
another cell phone store
smoke shop?
used car sales office?
Beauty supply place?
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Warriorfan
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Post Number: 665
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Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2007 - 11:43 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Wig store?
Check cashing / cash advance place?
Liquor store?
Storefront Baptist church?
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Ericdetfan
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Post Number: 24
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Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2007 - 11:56 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

well liquor store wouldn't work, there is already one next to it.
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Jeduncan
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Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 12:02 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

shit, there's three subway's right around wayne state...

1. In the Student Center
2. Next to University Foods
3. at the corner of Warren and Woodward
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Professorscott
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Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 12:18 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I can tell you that when the original Subway near UDM, which was in an older building, burned down, they wasted no time in opening a new location.

Various fast food stands are one of the types of businesses that seem to embrace big-city life. What we need IMHO are more diverse retailers: clothing stores, furniture stores, and so on.

Actually for the "motor city" there aren't really many new car dealers in the D to speak of.
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Focusonthed
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Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 12:25 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That's because there really aren't too many people buying new cars, probably.
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Danny
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Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 6:56 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Not enough sales at the Subway shop on W.Warren Rd. near Evergreen. Maybe a Arab-owned restaurant will boost some customers.
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Ed_golick
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Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 8:10 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Can't get enough kibbeh.
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Ericdetfan
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Post Number: 25
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Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 11:41 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

it was arab owned...at least last time I was in there..
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Cambrian
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Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 1:27 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Some subways are franchised, so the decision to pull out would not necessarily be made by the company, rather the individual owner of the franchise.
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Livernoisyard
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Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 2:32 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

quote:

Some subways are franchised, so the decision to pull out would not necessarily be made by the company, rather the individual owner of the franchise.


AFAIK, all Subways are franchised. Check the Wiki on this. It should also link to the corporate Web site.
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Cambrian
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Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 2:34 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

No, I used to work for thier wholesaler, US Foods. We supplied the company stores, our competitor Blue Line covered the franchises.
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Ericdetfan
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Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 2:35 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Cambrian,
thats what I figured..Some people care more about money than community
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Cambrian
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Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 2:56 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yeah, franchises can be good and bad for the small biz owner. There are lots of stories about Companies allowing too much competition in too small an area. They will sell Bob a franchise, take his money every month, and then let Pete open up one right next door. I am not saying Subway does this mind you. Done right, a person can make lots of cash. I picked up a magazine once for entrepreneurs, there were lots of interesting franchise ideas, like a spicy Buffalo wing carry out place.
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Eric
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Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 3:01 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Some people care more about money than community


It's a business the point is to make money, sorry that concept is too difficult for you understand.
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Urbanize
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Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 3:11 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"Subway is the #2 fast-food chain in the US. Might even have more locations than McDonald's, which closed down several poor performers the past few years."

They do, and Tim Hortons have more restaurants in Canada than McD. Alot of restaurants in the Detroit area have below standard performance, so that's nothing new.
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Urbanize
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Post Number: 106
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Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 3:15 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I think most restaurants in the area are franchised, and not owned by the coroporation. That may have a lot to do with the restaurants and how their business is.
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Gumby
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Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 4:59 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

There are way too many subways anyway. For some unknown reason we have 2 locations within a mile of each other here in little bitty Swartz Creek.
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Enduro
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Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 5:06 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

There seems to be a protocol in Warrendale for opening up a chain... Keeping the name until your franchise expires, then opening it up with a different name but near identical products. The Duncan Donuts comes to mind but there are others.

The exception being the ugly ass Beauty Supply they opened in the old Blockbuster which was called Costco until Costco made them change the name. That ugly hulk makes me shiver each time I pass it on the way to the folks.
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Detroitplanner
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Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 8:23 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I like Dell Tire myself Enduro (right across the street, with the same typeface as Belle Tire). I also like how the Hilltop Motel on Telegraph and Plymouth looks a lot like Hilton! :-)
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Detroit_uke
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Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 9:08 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Too bad about Subway. It used to be amusing getting a window seat and watching the hookers on Warren Ave. Who knows, maybe they'll buy the building and move their trade indoors.
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Enduro
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Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 9:55 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Well, DP... The Hilton name has taken it's bumps lately!

I've also noticed some of the hookers have transitioned into pan handlers over the years. One time I saw one shaving her legs underneath my parents' neighbor's garage.
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Ericdetfan
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Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 10:29 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Eric said:
It's a business the point is to make money, sorry that concept is too difficult for you understand.

Woah, there. I understand perfectly. My knowledge of how a business works is not the issue tho.

My point in saying that was that its a sad thing when that happens and contributes to breaking up a community.
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Detroitplanner
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Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2007 - 12:14 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

hmmm how can a name change only to save money for the business owner affect the breaking up of a community?

I for one would rather have less chains and more variety.
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Benjo
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Posted on Friday, March 09, 2007 - 2:10 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

One less place to buy really expensive mediocre sandwiches in the city! Warrendale has many independent restaurants that have much better food at cheaper prices so this is no great loss.
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Dds
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Posted on Friday, March 09, 2007 - 3:12 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Boycott Subway for being an evil chain and closing one of their Detroit locations.
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Urbanize
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Posted on Saturday, March 10, 2007 - 10:10 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"Boycott Subway for being an evil chain and closing one of their Detroit locations."

Trust me, more location will open in the city.

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