Super Submarine Sandwich Shop is moving along with its plans to relocate from its long-standing location on the Highland Avenue strip near the University of Memphis.
A $141,000 building permit has been applied with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement for Highland Super Sub Shop’s interior and exterior remodel of the old Captain D’s restaurant space at 3316 Summer Ave.
Peili Chen and Junwei Hun, owners of Super Submarine Sandwich Shop (also known as Chinese Sub Shop), bought the Summer Avenue space in January for $210,000. Built in 1977, the 2,872-square-foot freestanding space includes a drive-thru and sits on 0.7 acres near North Holmes Street.
Alexander Construction LLC is the contractor for its build-out construction.
Hun said Super Submarine Sandwich Shop has about two more months left at its 671 S. Highland St. location. The eatery has been a staple in the community for more than 35 years.
The property owner of the 9,628-square-foot strip center at 612 S. Highland St. that the sub shop and also novelty shop Whatever currently operate out of is under contract to sell it to a new owner that will allegedly raze it for a new development. Palmer Brothers Inc. manages the Highland property for the estate of Marion J. Madison.
Whatever, which has been housed at 610 S. Highland St. for more than 40 years, plans to move across the street into the space that formerly housed Double Deuce, next to what is now Juicy Jim’s, by summer.