One of Detroit's longtime sub sandwich shops has closed. Metro Times managing editor Michael Jackman first-reports that after 45 years, Vince's Bakery and Party Store — favored for its inexpensive subs served on fresh, sesame seed-topped loaves — has quietly locked its doors. The party store's shutter appears to have occurred sometime ahead of Super Bowl Weekend, though a disappointed Yelper reported the Italian deli being "locked up like Fort Knox" in mid-November.
While the closure may seem abrupt to some fans, according to Jackman the unceremonious end of an era was probably a coming for a while. "They got their party," an employee at a neighboring business tells the weekly. "The old guy made them come in every day. Their party was putting the lock on that door."