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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Subway to Reopen in Fort Thomas' Central Business District

A new Subway franchise owner has negotiated a lease to reopen a Subway in the Central Business District in Fort Thomas. 

Kyle Young, 36 from Hillsboro in Cincinnati, is set to open his eleventh Subway franchise located near the intersection of Highland and N. Fort Thomas Avenues.

In August, after 25 years of continuous operation the restaurant closed suddenly and abruptly. The franchisee who owned the Fort Thomas franchise for the last ten years, taped a note to the door, which indicated that revenue had dropped 35% over the last three years.

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"We have tried everything we can to stay a part of the community," the note read. "However, due to the drop in revenue, we have gotten behind on paying business taxes and the state has stated that they will be permanently shutting us down."

With multiple high-profile closures in the Central Business District, Subway's shuttering was the tipping point for many to wonder whether or not Fort Thomas' central business corridor could survive.

This month, the opening of Fort Thomas Public House and imminent opening of The Colonel's Kitchen has given a glimmer of hope amid adjacent closures of Top This Donut Bar and Vitae Viride.

Subway, which is set to open in April, according to Young, said that he believes that the Fort Thomas location can be successful.

"The store had a strong sales history and was in business for over 20 years," he said. "After reading hundreds of comments on Fort Thomas Matters and multiple people stopping me on the street, I still see a need for Subway today."

Young said that the previous owner, James Davis, and landlord, Ron Taylor, have been a tremendous help to get the location back up and running.

Young, who said that he'd like to own 20 Subway restaurants in the next five years, is hiring for all positions now.

1 comment:

  1. The new manager Stefanie is friendly and very accommodating
    Visiting today was a great experience my family will be back five stars