Oil City Subway restaurant closes

From staff reports

The Subway restaurant in downtown Oil City has closed.

The restaurant’s last day of business was Tuesday, and some employees were inside the sandwich shop at 226 Seneca St. on Wednesday afternoon boxing up supplies. A sign outside said “Closed.”

Several sources indicated the employees were told by owners the restaurant was closing immediately because the business wasn’t making enough money.

Subway has been a fixture on Seneca Street for nearly 30 years since it opened in May 1989.

The business was currently owned by a member of the Patel family that has operated other Subways in the area and elsewhere in the state.

The Subway closing is the second to hit the North Side business district in recent weeks.

PNC Bank in Pittsburgh announced a few weeks ago it will close its facility at 248 Seneca St. on March 15. PNC is consolidating the Oil City branch with its office on Liberty Street in Franklin.