Downtown Bend’s Subway closes

The Subway restaurant that has been open downtown for over a year and half has officially closed its doors, the Bulletin reports.

The Subway Sandwiches location that opened in downtown Bend in January 2009 closed Wednesday night. Owner Chris Griffin is moving the equipment to a new Subway location he plans to open next week in Redmond.

Griffin, who owns five Subways in Central Oregon, said downtown Bend, with its many eateries, is a difficult place to operate. The site “wasn’t quite performing at the level we hoped it to, so that’s the reason” for the closure, he said.