ELIZABETHTOWN — The City Sandwich Shop, despite being open only a short time, is the talk of the town with so many new changes being made lately.
According to owner James Leach, City Sandwich Shop has hired a new manager, Jean Culkin, who Leach said would add a lot more excitement to his restaurant with 20 years of food business under her belt — and he was right.
“We are changing the shop from top to bottom,” explained Leach. “We have new decor, new menu items, specialized dinner items, a more family friendly style environment and much more.”
Included among the changes in the decor will be new tablecloths, a fresh coat of paint, and a brand new window display.
Among other things, new menu items will include a wider variety of sandwich choices as well as a large selection of desert options.
On Wednesday, June 29, City Sandwich Shop is offering a paint class for anyone wanting to attend. The price is $35 and includes the paint supplies, instructions, and a free meal. Contact Stephanie Gonzales at Bladen Community College to register.
Leach has also started a “Hometown Hero Wall” in the shop to recognize and give back to the community.
“My father served in the military and this is something that is very important to me, so I thought I would start the wall for others to show respect to the heroes in our town,” said Leach.
Any heroes who’s picture goes up on the wall receives half off of their meals for the entire month. Any other city employees receive 15 percent off of their meal anytime.
Shayla Cox, one of the managers at City Sandwich Shop, described how she was excited for all the changes being made and said, “We are creating a brand new face, we want to get rid of the old and bring in the new.”
City Sandwich Shop will hold a re-grand opening soon to display all of the changes.
“Every small business has growing pains and we learned that fast, we are ready for a new beginning.” said Leach.
City Sandwich shop is open Monday through Saturday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Madison McLamb can be reached by calling 910-862-4163.