WESTOWN SUBWAY RE-OPENS – The Subway restaurant at 1119 W. Main Street, Owosso, re-opened Thursday, Feb. 4 after being closed since November for renovations. The store, which is connected to the Shell Hometown Market, has expanded its lobby to approximately 1,000 square feet, increased its seating capacity from eight to 32, and is decorated with Subway’s new, upscale “Metro” décor package.

Store owner Chris Rowe has owned the business since 2009, and he owns two other Owosso-area restaurants, one in Chesaning and one in Montrose. Rowe is currently hiring, as he intends to increase the restaurant’s staff from six employees to as many as 10. In addition to gutting and remodeling the inside of the building, Rowe also added a new lighted sign to the front of the building.

Rowe and his wife, Kelly, are Corunna residents with two daughters in the Corunna school system. He is excited about what the store renovations could mean for the future.

“I love being in Westown; people have been very supportive,” Rowe said Wednesday. “With our larger dining area, we want to be more of a destination where families can come in and dine. The renovations separated the two sides of the building and gave our store its own entrance, so we see expect to see increased sales.”

The restaurant’s crew paused Wednesday while getting acclimated to the new space. Shown here are (from left): Christian Wojtowicz, Heather Tarver, Brook Keller, Allison Patterson, Michelle McDonald, Store Manager Katie Crocket and Rowe. (Independent Photo/Graham Sturgeon)

Westown Subway Re-Opens – Owosso was last modified: February 8th, 2016 by Karen Elford