Work on Subway continues to progress

The work on Borger’s new Subway is continuing to progress. Frank Wingate, one of the operating partners of the restaurant, said all of the concrete work was finished as of Aug. 31. The new location is being constructed on the corner of Opal and West Wilson, directly in front of the Holiday Inn Express. 468 cubic yards of concrete, 6.25 miles of rebar, and a total of 19,135 square feet of concrete were placed at the site. Wingate and wife Sherry, along with Jeff and René Brain, fellow operating partners of Subway, are now waiting on the steel building to arrive, which should be sometime around the third week of September. “Framing, bricking, and inside work will hopefully begin in early October,” he said. According to Wingate, work on the new Subway location is continuing to progress at a strong pace. “We are now perhaps hopeful that turkey sandwiches will be ready to be served before Thanksgiving...but we will see how everything goes as we proceed in the next 60 days!” he said. Ground officially broke on the new Subway location in early August. It will resemble a store in the Abilene area. The new location will have a drive-thru and will be a steel building with a bricked exterior. The old location, which was housed in the older Cedar Lanes building, closed its doors on May 13 of this year to make way for a new CVS Pharmacy. The Wingates and Brains said that while they loved the centralized location of the bowling alley, they did not like the building itself and the problems it created for employees and customers. Other issues included cold weather conditions while the heater was repaired, bad handicap access, a leaky roof, and a parking lot filled with potholes. With the old location closed and work on a new location underway, Wingate said he and his partners are enthusiastic about the future of Subway in Borger and are ready to serve customers once again. “We are excited to get back into business as soon as possible,” he said. He said he encourages questions from the public and will keep citizens posted on the progress of the new Subway. Wingate said he has appreciated the support of the community as work on the new location continues to progress.