The Subway shop at 18 Witherspoon Street is slated to close in the coming months and plans are in the works to turn the space into a gourmet pizza shop.
Jules Thin Crust Pizza, founded in Doylestown, Pa. a decade ago, plans to bring its thin-crust pizzas made with organic flour and toppings to Princeton. The company has filed plans for the new eatery with the town of Princeton and told fans about the move on social media yesterday.
The company operates nine casual restaurants — six in Pennsylvania, two in California, and one in New Jersey. The Cherry Hill eatery in South Jersey, the newest location, opened in December of 2014.
Jules sells whole pizza pies, but also sells pizza by the slice with interesting topping selections, for example the meat #6 is topped with organic roasted potatoes, carbonara sauce, bacon, and parsley. A pizza called the big apple is topped with apples, honey, gorgonzola cheese, bacon, caramelized onions, and mozzarella. Jules offers gluten-free pizzas and sells an assortment of organic salads.
It is not clear when Subway will close and whether it will maintain a presence in Princeton or not. Employees confirmed that the store is closing but said they don’t know when. A manager and the owners could not be reached for comment. The Subway on Witherspoon Street opened in December of 2004.
In July, the same family that owns the Witherspoon Street Subway location closed its other Princeton store on Nassau Street just a few doors down from Hoagie Haven after being open a little more than a year. The family also owns a Subway shop on Route 31 in Pennington.