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  • rob

    chain city

  • elbeech

    Really? That’s what we have to have? I will forever mourn the loss of Julia’s

    • HaileUnlikely

      To quote former candidate for governor of New York Jimmy McMillan, the Rent Is Too Damn High.

  • Egad

    I’m just excited that it’s not another cell phone store!

  • domrep

    Out of all the sandwich shops there are in the city, Jimmy Johns? Capriottis would have been wonderful

    • MtP

      Agreed. Capriotti’s or a Taylor would be WAY better than Jimmy Johns, which I think are quite flavorless.

  • above7-11

    another fine addition to the food court that is CoHi.

  • FridayGirl

    Why so many Jimmy Johns? Isn’t one opening at 14th & U St. too? I know there’s demand for cheaper food but my personal opinion is that Jimmy Johns is pretty crappy, especially when there’s already quite a few Subways, etc.

    • FridayGirl

      And Potbelly! Isn’t Potbelly like a block away!?

    • palisades

      Cheap. Quick. Easy. Reliable. You know what you’re gonna get. The starbucks of sandwich shops

  • Anon

    Meanwhile, Park Place above the Perworth metro sits mostly vacant. Fast-casual concepts would kill it here. I probably sound like a broken record, but I know many people feel the same way.

  • Llama

    Ugh. Not a fan of Jimmy John’s at all. So, within a few block radius, you have Subway, Jimmy John’s and Potbelly’s. Just need a Quiznos now to complete the chain.

  • Anony

    The space is good for a Jimmy Johns. I am actually excited for the additional option. I like having a practical mix unlike other places where there are only boojie sit down options.

  • dat

    I’ll dissent against the haters — JJ’s is a great, quick, affordable, clean, sandwich option that will cater to the masses. Not everyone can afford a $10+ sub from Taylor. Definitely a step up from a subway, IMO.

    • NH Ave Hiker

      I’ve always liked JJ’s too for what it is – IMO better than Subway.

  • HaileUnlikely

    I agree with Anony & dat. JJ’s isn’t my favorite place in the world, but I eat there occasionally and generally like it. I’ll concede that I do not see the need for another sub place across the street from a Subway and one block north of a Potbelly, but I would much prefer to see another establishment that serves this general segment of the market rather than a Taylor/Capriottti/whatever where basically everything except a soda is north of $10.

    • jcm

      For a regular Italian, JJ is $5.75, Potbelly is $6.45 Taylor is $7.50, Capriotti is $7.99. These don’t seem to be terribly different market segments to me.

      • HaileUnlikely

        Fair enough. I eat too much. I always get a large. JJ’s, Subway, and Potbelly can satisfy me for <$8 including tax. The couple of times I've been to Taylor, an admittedly slightly better sandwich on about the same scale has always been something like $13 (again including tax). There are lots of people who are willing to pay $7-8 for a lunch on the go that aren't willing to pay $13.

        • jcm

          Eh, I don’t eat at any of them, so I’ll take your word for it. Just seems like not-too-expensive sandwiches at all of them, in a neighborhood that already has lots of lots of not-too-expensive sandwiches.
          If I were the king it’d be a Sweetgreen.

          • HaileUnlikely

            I’d take a Sweetgreen over anything mentioned so far, a Chop’t over a Sweetgreen, and a ShopHouse if I were King.

  • For those of you who care about such things, Google “Jimmy John hunter”.

    • ctk

      I can’t believe this thread lasted 2 hours without someone mentioning this.

  • anonymous

    Do not eat at Jimmy John’s. The founder takes great satisfaction in shooting large animals and then posing next to them with a big smile on his face.

  • Anony

    Where is my Jamba Juice?? That spot was perfect!!!

  • hey

    I’m all for a good sandwich establishment, but Jimmy John is a trophy hunter. Would rather see another owner in that space.

  • CS

    So you’ve got one restaurant founder who hates animals, another who hates gays (Chick Fil a), maybe we need to start calling it Columbia Hates.


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