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New owners preparing to reopen Subway in Grand Marais

A lot of sadness was expressed in Grand Marais and throughout the county when WTIP shared the news that the Grand Marais Subway was going to close on January 22.

Many community members were sad to learn that after 15 years Rob and Lorrie Svadlenka would no longer be operating the store. And many of us wondered if we'd be losing the Subway sandwich shop all together. Well, it appears that is not the case.

WTIP’s Rhonda Silence spoke with Mark Shackleton in Burnsville, who will be the new owner of the Grand Marais Subway.

Shackleton has been involved with Subway stores for a little over 30 years. He and his wife, Tari, have three locations currently in operation in the Twin Cities area right now, along with a fitness gym.  

The day-to-day operations of the Grand Marais Subway will mainly fall to Tari, and their daughter, Andi, as Mark handles the sale of their other locations and their home in Burnsville.

The date of the reopening is not certain yet. Tari and Andi will be making the move to Grand Marais in March and working to open the store. It is hoped that the doors will be open again sometime between April 1 and May 1.

WTIP’s Rhonda Silence talked to Mark Shackleton about the future of the Grand Marais Subway.

Click the slideshow for photos:
1. Mark and Tari Shackleton are the new owners of the Grand Marais Subway
2. The Shackleton family -- Mark, Alex (who will be remaining in the Twin Cities, attending college), Tari and Andi. 
Photos courtesy of the family