Thursday, April 1, 2010

Subway Lease Terms Transfer to Blimpie; Pizza Hut Announces Return to Waterfront Station (APRIL FOOLS POST)

After announcing last month that Subway signed a lease at Waterfront Station, Waterfront Associates, the developer of the mixed-use project, abruptly nullified the agreement last night, due to public outcry over the selection of the tenant.
“Once the ink was dry on the lease, we realized we made a big mistake,” said Gordon Smith from Waterfront Associates. “We received over a thousand phone calls from residents and tenants at Waterfront Station who complained that Subway was a terrible choice and threatened to boycott our development. Luckily, retailers are clamoring to open restaurants at Waterfront Station, so we were able to cancel the Subway lease and quickly came to terms with the next sandwich shop on the waiting list – Blimpie. We will be announcing some additional restaurant leases next week.”
As you may remember, Blimpie had a store in the old Waterside Mall. It was located on the left as soon as you entered the mall from the I Street entrance. Blimpie will open by the end of August at 1101 4th Street.

In related news, I got confirmation that Pizza Hut will be opening in the corner space previously reserved for a sit-down restaurant. A Pizza Hut representative told Southwest...TLQTC that the new restaurant will have outdoor seating, revamped menu and a fully stocked bar, which are components of the new restaurant prototype they are rolling out, called Pizza Hut Bistro. Apparently, the developers have decided to bring back some of the old retailers from Waterside Mall. My guess is next week, they’ll announce that the Jamaican Bakery will come back as well…I used to get beef patties and cakes there and they were tasty!

In case you couldn't tell, this post was fake...April Fools!

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

You fooled me...curses!

Anonymous said...

wow.....good one. my bood pressure was through the roof by the time i read the last line. whew.

Anonymous said...

Thousands of phone calls? Boycott? Not a bad idea. This is not a joke by the way.

Anonymous said...

I cheated ... after I read the first line or two I went right to the end of your post. WHEW!! Saved me a few grey hairs and heart palpitations.

Michael said...

I nearly flipped my lid! Great joke! I can now breathe a sigh of relief :)

Anonymous said...

So there won't be a pizza hut bistro? That makes me sad.

Tim said...

Wow, I just got got. Good one

Anonymous said...

I was looking forward to Blimpie and Pizza Hut!

Anonymous said...

Wow, I was so pissed for a second!

rkdzine said...

Really...Isn't Blimpy exactly the same thing as Subway only with a different name? Pizza Hut Bistro, lets just add insult to injury! Looks Like I'll still be going to Barracks row to get a non chain restaurant meal. This is seriously disappointing.

rkdzine said...

Ooops you really got me too!

SW#1Fan said...

Good one! I about choked at the thought of that nasty Blimpie's and Pizza Hut *BOTH* returning to SW! Happy April, everyone.

Anonymous said...

Not cool. Because the only thing worse than Subway (imaging that) is Blimpie or maybe Quiznos. Jury's still out...