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Franchisee to open two Subway locations in Springfield


An owner of several Columbus-area Subway restaurants said this week he plans to open two new locations in Springfield later this year.

Officials from the Clark County Combined Health District said plans have been approved for a new restaurant at 1202 Sunset Ave. that could open as early as March 31. Bob Patel, who plans to open both locations, said a second location is also being discussed in the food court of the Upper Valley Mall.

Negotiations are underway at the mall location, said Brenda LaBonte, manager of the Upper Valley Mall. Patel said that location is expected to open later this summer. He said other locations in the city could also be considered if they make financial sense.

“I think there’s a lot of potential there,” Patel said of the new locations. “There is a market there for Subway, and that’s why I’m opening the store.”

The Sunset Ave. location is in a 1,600-square-foot space, while the Upper Valley Mall location is significantly larger — at about 2,500 square feet. Both locations will employ about 20 employees, some full-time and some part-time.

Patel opened his first Subway restaurant in 2002, and now owns 11 restaurants — mostly in locations on the north side of Columbus. Some of those locations include stores in Dublin, Delaware and Powell.

The Upper Valley Mall location is currently occupied by Fent’s Dairy Corner, which uses the space on weekends on a short-term basis, LaBonte said. However, Fent’s has a permanent location on Troy Road, and if needed Labonte said another space could be made available for Fent’s in the mall as well.


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