The latest Subway Sandwich franchise is coming to 221 East Broadway, the Mayflower Building. According to Buildings Department records and the chain’s own website, the shop will be opening soon on the Clinton Street side of the building in a space formerly occupied by a bodega.
The property was sold in January 2013 for $11.3 million. The previous owner said at the time that his efforts to attract upscale independent businesses, such as Pushcart Coffee and Malt & Mold, added a lot of value to the building. The coffee shop closed almost a year ago due to high rent. That space has sat vacant for many months.
An online listing was advertising the former bodega storefront for $3542/month (it’s 500 square feet).
Subway already has locations at 334 Grand St., 64 Delancey St. and 153 Essex St.