PTC’s City Subs ends its run

Thu, 11/01/2007 - 4:23pm
By: John Munford

An era came to a quiet end Friday afternoon as City Subs and Deli closed its doors for the last time.

Two arrangements of fresh-cut flowers obviously there to brighten up the place took on an funeral-like air of condolences as customers lined up for their last City Subs reuben and devil dog.

The restaurant had been in operation since 1988 in the Westpark Walk shopping center and was a haunt of a number of local power brokers from the nearby office complexes.

Brian and Cathy Longworthy have owned the establishment for the past six years but their lease was expiring and they had plans to take it easy after working in the tough restaurant industry for some time.

Two chances to sell the business fell through, and thus Peachtree City has lost another local restaurant.

“It’s bittersweet,” Cathy Longworthy said Friday afternoon, as customers came in but little was left to sell as inventory had been depleted.

Longworthy said she will always cherish the relationship she’s had with long-time customers. She may not know everyone’s name but she knows exactly what they always order.

“I will so, so miss them,” Longworthy said.

The Longworthys were able to triple the store’s revenue after taking over the business, starting deliveries to local schools.

Now, they’re looking forward to a more relaxing lifestyle, at least for right now, Cathy Longworthy says.

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Submitted by bj7755 on Sun, 11/04/2007 - 7:10pm.

You forgot to mention the founder of this PTC landmark. He is man who brought great customer service and wonderful food to PTC.
When I moved to PTC in 1988 this was the best food in town.
Now I hope all of you like bland Subway or worse Blimpie.

Support your local establishments. Go to the Village Seafood Market behind the gas station at 54 and Robinson road. This is a NON franchised LOCAL shop that makes the BEST seafood dishes in PTC. Go to Mama Lucia's at Thomas Crossroads and have toasted ravoli, go to Franks in Palmetto, go to Pascals Bistro, go to OZ in Fairburn for incredible pizza. EAT local, provide comments to the OWNER on how you liked it or not OR resign yourself to CHAINS that have no character and do not care what you think or like.

Submitted by Doug on Sun, 11/04/2007 - 7:54pm.

It looks like if Harold Logsdon gets his way, the "mom and pops" don't stand a chance.

My wife and I were talking about how fast things are changing in Peachtree City now. Logsdon and his bunch don't seem to care about the future appearance and feel of our slice of heaven on earth.

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Submitted by yellowjax1212 on Mon, 11/05/2007 - 8:37am.

Well, at least with Logsdon around George Bush wont get blamed for everything that goes wrong.
I hate to see mom and pop businesses go away but I hardly see where the Mayor can control folks from closing a business and retiring afte many years of operation.

Good luck to the Longworthys. Enjoy your retirement.

Submitted by McDonoughDawg on Sun, 11/04/2007 - 7:16pm.

Go to Georgia Shrimp Company down from the Little Kroger in the center of town.

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