Jimmy John's location in Elmwood Village closes

Posted at 1:18 PM, Dec 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-29 13:31:16-05

Well that didn't last long.

Buffalo's first and only Jimmy John's, which opened in March of last year in the Elmwood Village, has gone out of business. 

Signs on the door list a number for employees to call for payroll, and advertise restaurant equipment now available for sale.

The gourmet sandwich shop was one of three businesses that opened in 2016 on the ground floor of the Benchmark Group's new mixed-use building at 766 Elmwood. The building, which is home to 24 apartments on the upper two floors, replaced a parking lot next to a 7-Eleven. 

Jimmy John's is the second chain restaurant to close in the Elmwood Village not long after opening. The Canadian-based Hero's Burgers went darkat Elmwood and Bidwell at the start of 2017 just 18 months after opening.

The Jimmy John's location joins a number of other high-profile vacancies or soon-to-be vacancies in the Village. A longtime florist shop on the same block closed last month. A few blocks north, a corner market and deli that sits next to Ashker's recently closed. And Ashker's itself has announced it is moving soon. The longtime home of Bullfeather's, which sits just a few doors away from Ashker's, remains dark as well more than two years after going out of business.