Our new neighbor across the street, the Sandbar Subs World Headquarters, has been open for almost a month now and business seems to be brisk.
If you haven't stopped by to check it out, you should-- it's not just a sandwich shop (although the sandwiches and wraps are delicious!) but also a place you can stop and get a fountain drink, a cell phone charger or a bottle of Advil.
Remember Round Corner? For you newbies, it was a drugstore on the corner of 8th and Mass, where Italian restaurant Intorno now sits. Round Corner was an old-fashioned drugstore that also housed the Cheese Shoppe, one of Dave's favorite former restaurants downtown.
Well, personally, the new Sandbar Subs reminds me of a cross between the two. Think convenience store plus quick, quality food.
We aren't the only ones who think so. Our Twitter friend Mrs. Mass recently paid a visit across the street and wrote about her experience for the Lawrence Journal-World.
You can read the full article here. Apologies in advance if you have to answer weird Google survey questions in order to read the story-- we promise it's worth it!
"Did I say this sub shop is going to do wonders for downtown? ... This sub shop is going to do wonders for downtown."