Update: The original version of the story is below, but Patch has learned after touching bases with the owner today that the opening may be postponed to Thursday.
If everything goes according to plan, another new business is due to open in Olivette on Wednesday — one week after the last one.
A new Subway sandwich shop at 9641 Olive Blvd. is set to open on Wednesday, according to store owner Amir Zoroufchy, who was working to clean up and prepare the shop when Patch visited on Monday afternoon.
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"We've been wanting to open in Olivette for a long time," said Zoroufchy, who, with his partner, own three other Subways in Creve Coeur and one in Chesterfield.
He said he had to settle on a location that was the required distance from other Subway stores, and then he was able to get everything in place quickly with the landlord and the city of Olivette.
"Everything just came together really well," he said.
The new restaurant features a redesigned decor, with attractive light fixtures, muted colors in the furniture and wallpaper, and a rock wall fascade highlighting the brand.
The design is meant to be more inviting, to allow customers to perhaps linger a little longer.
The service line also sports a new style for the chain, with a warmer and oven along the line where servers prepare sandwiches. Instead of putting cold meat on sandwiches and heating it in a toaster oven, servers can take hot meat from the warmer to prepare sandwiches.
The new Subway is right across Olive Boulevard from a Quiznos sub shop, which has made its name on the slogan "Mm-mm-mm-mm-mm-toasty!"
The Subway expects to open on Wednesday, with hours from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.
"We've got a lot to do," Zoroufchy said.
The last new business to open in town was Arena Liquor on Dec. 12.