After a long battle, Subway Inn is back. The classic dive, which was forced out of its 77-year-old home, surprise opened last night at its new location, which is just a few blocks away from the original. A few regulars got a first peak and are already rejoicing over the return (and cleaner bathrooms). The bar officially starts pouring drinks again today at 10 a.m.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>So happy to be at the reopening of <a href="https://twitter.com/SubwayInn">@SubwayInn</a>!</p>— Kavitha A. Davidson (@kavithadavidson) <a href="https://twitter.com/kavithadavidson/status/578736211482820608">March 20, 2015</a></blockquote>
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The Salinas family, which owns the bar, brought over the bar's iconic neon sign, which got cleaned up a bit for its re-debut.
And, early reports say that the bathrooms are cleaner than ever (not sure how long that will last).
At the new Subway Inn location. The bathrooms are (relatively) immaculate!— Mark Yarm (@markyarm) March 20, 2015
Uh, oh. The new bar is already drawing a rowdy crowd.
The new bar opened up downstairs!!! It sounds like a rowdy crowd. #SubwayInn— Stephanie Hatlee (@SKHatlee) March 20, 2015
Everything from the old bar made its way to the new spot, says the Salinas clan — the bar, booths, stools, Atomic Wings, that neon, it's all there. In the move things did get a heavy duty cleaning, so expect the new Subway Inn to be the same, just a bit spiffier. Grit comes with time.