Friday, January 27, 2023

UPDATE: Firehouse Subs location closes as company searches for new franchise owner

Signs posted onto the doors of Firehouse Subs at High Street indicate that the shop will reopen in May, however the national chain's public relations team said there is no indication as to when the store will reopen. (WYDaily/Alexa Doiron)
Signs posted onto the doors of Firehouse Subs at High Street indicate that the shop will reopen in May, however the national chain’s public relations team said there is no indication as to when the store will reopen. (WYDaily/Alexa Doiron)

Firehouse Subs at High Street is currently closed and despite a sign on the door with dates for reopening, there are no definite plans.

On Monday, WYDaily reported the Williamsburg location of the national chain posted a sign saying it is closed for remodeling and planned to reopen on May 1.

However, the Firehouse Subs national public relations team shared information on Tuesday morning that the owner of the franchise has decided “to explore other business ventures.”

Related story: Firehouse Subs at High Street is closed — for now

“The Firehouse Subs in Williamsburg has closed. We are sorry for any inconvenience this has created for our guests,” company officials said in a statement. “Firehouse Subs is exploring all opportunities to bring in another franchisee who can take over operating this restaurant and continue serving guests in the community.”

Ivette Faulkner, a representative from The Zimmerman Agency, which handles public relations for the company, said the store will reopen once a new owner is in place. There is not currently a timeline for when this will happen.

The City of Williamsburg Planning Department did not immediately respond for information on the remodeling efforts occurring inside the location.

It remains unclear why the sign on the door estimates a reopening date of May 1.

Alexa Doiron
Alexa Doironhttp://wydaily.com
Alexa Doiron is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She graduated from Roanoke College and is currently working on a master’s degree in English at Virginia Commonwealth University. Alexa was born and raised in Williamsburg and enjoys writing stories about local flair. She began her career in journalism at the Warhill High School newspaper and, eight years later, still loves it. After working as a news editor in Blacksburg, Va., Alexa missed Williamsburg and decided to come back home. In her free time, she enjoys reading Jane Austen and playing with her puppy, Poe. Alexa can be reached at alexa@localvoicemedia.com.

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