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Ribbon-Cutting: New Owners of Subway in GPW

Grosse Pointe Chamber of Commerce and Grosse Pointe Woods officials celebrated the new ownership of Subway on Mack Avenue Thursday night with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

on Mack Avenue in will be hosting an "under new ownership" event on its new outdoor dining patio today and Saturday as part of a celebration related the change in ownership.

The new owners, Niko Ahee and Dion Blumentritt, acquired the location in early May. They own four other Subways, making this their fifth location. The others are the in the City of Grosse Pointe across the street from , one in Harper Woods and two downtown, one of which was recently acquired.

Ahee and Blumentritt celebrated their newest location, which they've been remodeling since acquisition, Thursday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony with officials from the and Grosse Pointe Woods.

The owners believe this restaurant, 21020 Mack Ave., is a great location to add because of the amount of pedestrian traffic, they said. Ahee, of Grosse Pointe, and Blumentritt, of Harper Woods, said they enjoy owning locations within their community.

In addition to remodeling inside and reorganizing the seating to accomodate more diners, they added an outdoor patio with two wraught iron tables and chairs covered with umbrellas.

Thus far, they said, the feedback from customers has been positive about the changes they've implemented. Some of the staff was brought in from their other locations, they said.

Throughout Friday and Saturday, six-inch subs with a drink will be $2. There will be a prize wheel event in front of the store along with a Subway character.

Bob Frapples August 25, 2012 at 04:11 PM
I thought ribbon cutting ceremonies were for the grand opening of a new business. Seems like a lot of effort to get city officials out to announce a new owner.
Mark August 25, 2012 at 04:57 PM
If it is any consolation it doesn't look like too many people showed up
Pete Waldmeir, GP Woods August 26, 2012 at 07:43 PM
Mayor-for-Life Novitke never met a PR photo op he didn't like. Too bad he refuses to trim Grosse Pointe Woods' budget like he slices ribbons at openings.
DDPIII August 26, 2012 at 11:17 PM
Dearest Peter, Even though you no doubt were at Caesar's inauguaration, you must now be cognizant of politicians and their desire for camera opportunities. Nobody can, nor will blame Novitke for supporting area commerce. You, on the other hand, are nothing but a cantankerous jobsworth. Even back in the Eisenhower administration when someone <gulp> paid to hear your opinion, it was infantile rhetoric. Didnt you <steal> save enough money to retire somewhere far away? At this stage of the game, I wouldnt be buying any green bananas if I were you. Go enjoy your golden years somewhere, and dont go away mad, just go away.
christopher August 26, 2012 at 11:58 PM
Well said, Mr.Waldmeir has made it very clear that he cant afford the Grosse Pointe Lifestyle anymore and would rather see it affordable for any riff raff to move into this city. He doesnt realize that his taxes not only pay for his city services but the somewhat higher taxes keep the trash out. He keeps screaming "no tax increase" but believe me when i say he would be the first person on the phone complaining that his city services are cut or of course "Mayor For Life Novitke" is to blame. If Pete has all the answers then why did he quit council ( even before his term was up)? WHY DONT YOU RUN FOR MAYOR? It might be time to take the leap from Grosse Pointe to Eastpointe.
Diane Smith August 27, 2012 at 01:43 AM
Well CHRISTopher, in your 9 posts since July 10 when you created your log in, you have slammed Waldmeir as good as he has slammed Novitke. You two are made for each other!
Chris K August 27, 2012 at 02:02 AM
Thanks Diane. That is an excellent point! I suspect Christopher is in the pro tax Novitke camp along with DDPIII. I am pretty sure that high tax rates don't equate with keeping rif raff out. Look at the tax rate for the city of Detroit! Riff raff is here because there is nothing left to take in Detroit.
Mark August 27, 2012 at 02:19 AM
Difference being Chris people pay taxes in GP whereas the delinquency rate is phenomenal in Detroit. Also the taxable value of homes is incredibly low in Detroit so the higher rate is negligible for many homeowners. GP municipal services is much more efficient so delinquent taxpayers can be targeted much quicker. So yes I think higher taxes in the Pointes can certainly have a more powerful effect than in Detroit.
Erwin M. Fletcher August 27, 2012 at 02:43 AM
DD and Chris, not sure why the venom directed toward Mr. Waldmeir, he is a state treasure, just ask him. Better yet, read his modest biograhphy or go to "Who's Who" where other wannabe's pay $50 to pretend they are, or in Pete's case, were somebody.
walden schmidt August 27, 2012 at 03:16 AM
Maybe Christopher is just tired of Waldmeir using the Patch as his bully pulpit. Petey's replies often have nothing to do with the story and all to do with his persistent ranting about his displeasure with the GPW administration. Then we have his blog, frequently filled with inaccuracies about how he thinks the citizens are being ripped off. There's nothing like checking facts by the old paper boy...
GP For Life August 27, 2012 at 07:22 PM
While I believe everyone is entitled to their opinions and thusly reject your criticism of Mr. Waldmeir; I must say you have by far the best nom de plume on this site. I salute you, sir.
Mark August 27, 2012 at 07:53 PM
Alas, if they had only spelled it correctly.
christopher August 27, 2012 at 08:54 PM
Diane, As i look at the big picture you are correct, i have stooped to Mr.Waldmeirs level and i am certainly not proud of that fact. I have been an avid fan of this web site and just had enough of his lies, hate and love of himself. I love this city i live in and he never has a nice thing to say about ANYTHING. He has harassed everyone on this site if they dont agree with him and i felt he deserved a little back. Honestly, i think he has helped the Novitke Administration as people are just sick of his crabby old man attitude and see what his true colors are.
Diane Smith August 27, 2012 at 09:02 PM
I agree, by going overboard, he is " polluting" a legitimate message. Hopefully, there are many others who can campaign PROPERLY for what that feel is just and right and fair as GPW residents as I do not agree with the 2 upcoming ballot proposals. I also do not agree with the councils lack of debate on any topic, especially the budget. Slamming is not going to get more no votes.

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