This just makes us sad. New York Sub, which just celebrated its 40th anniversary in February, will be closing soon.
We saw it first via Twitter, and have just confirmed with the shop.
We’ll get you more details (such as closing date) as we get them. But for now, we’re just dreaming of turkey and cheese subs, with a single, glistening tear on our collective cheek. I, for one, know that finals week at SMU will never be the same with this void on Asbury Avenue.
Bad news folks. NY Sub on Asbury, across from SMU will be closing soon. Owner is retiring. Somone needs to get me their oil & vinegar recipe
— Michael Kenyon (@MichaelKenyon) August 15, 2014
UPDATE (10:47 A.M.):
Owner Ken Harkness tells us that Project Pie — which is featured in our upcoming, September issue — will be the new tenant on Asbury Avenue.
“When the word went out this place was for lease, we were inundated,” he said. “It’s the first time in more than 40 years it’s come up for lease, and Project Pie is a pretty cool concept.”
Harkness slowly started getting the word out about his retirement from the restaurant industry a few weeks ago — after all, he serves many third-and-fourth-generation customers. But he must vacate as of Oct. 1. Is this the end?
“If somebody wanted to resurrect this, I’d be happy to sell them the name and mentor them,” he said.