There is some new construction happening on Orchard Mesa and you may have wondered what's going up.

Changing Landscape

There is no signage to indicate what is going in on an empty lot near 27 Road and Highway 50, but my somewhat reliable sources tell me the location is going to be a popular sandwich destination.

Zane Mathews

Has This Always Been An Empty Lot?

The empty lot I'm referring to sits next to Crosspoint Church and Hill and Homes Storage and across the street from the Maverick convenience store. It's possible something used to be at this location and was taken down years ago, but for as long as I can remember it's just been a big empty lot.

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Zane Mathews

A Move For Subway?

According to my sources, a new Subway restaurant is going in at this location, presumably to replace the Subway located in the shopping center right across the highway. The new Subway is just a stone's throw away from the one across the street.  I mean, you'd have to have a pretty decent arm to get a stone from one to the other, but it's not like you'd have to be John Elway. They are pretty close to each other.

There isn't a ton of fast-food restaurants on Orchard Mesa. the only ones I can think of are Subway, Burger King, and Dairy Queen. It seems like there's room for more and they would probably do pretty well.

Zane Mathews

Access Could Be Challenging

The one problem with the new Subway location might be accessing it on Highway 50 as you're coming in from the east. The highway is divided and there currently is no way to make a left turn between 27 Road and Linden Avenue where Dairy Queen is located. There also doesn't appear to be a way to achieve access to the new Subway from 27 Road. However, anyone with a hankering for a sandwich will find a way to make it happen.

Zane Mathews

I don't know the target date for the opening of the new Subway, but it's got a ways to go. The only thing there at the moment is the concrete pad. In any case, it's something to look forward to and should be a welcome addition to the Orchard Mesa landscape.

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