JB’s Sarnie Shoppe Opens in Knapp’s Centre
On Wednesday September 28, a ribbon cutting ceremony marked the
opening of a new location for the Ohio based eatery, JB’s Sarnie Shoppe. Located on the first floor of downtown’s Knapp Centre, the shop looks to focus its service on becoming a convenient lunch destination for the fast paced lifestyles of downtown occupants.
Owner Gareth Jones hopes the new shop will become a local favorite that is accessible without sacrificing quality.
“Our food is all about quick, healthy options,” said Jones. “Lansing is a fast paced area where people want to get in and get out. We think things like ticker times and quality are important. It’s about providing great service to the area.”
JB’s Sarnie Shoppe boasts a large menu that includes everything from traditional fan favorites like the turkey avocado to more exotic creations like the Jalapeno Popper’s Cousin; a BLT sandwich with jalapenos and cream cheese. The wide variety and use of fresh product is something Jones feels separates his shop from competitors.
“We bring in fresh bread from Tribeca, New York and use premium meats from Boar’s Head,” explained Jones. “We even have a few different ways you can order. You can either stop by or order online. We also cater.” Jones’ contributes the fruition of his new location to EYDE Company, owners of the famous Knapp’s Centre in the heart of downtown. Back in January, the two companies reach a leasing agreement for the Knapp’s Centre’s first floor, 2,300 sq. ft. location that was renovated in 2014. “These are the guys, the EYDE family, are the ones worth mentioning. Without them, none of this would be possible,” said Jones. “They’ve welcomed me to the city and made this all a reality.”
Sarnie’s is off to a great start, with the business receiving a warm reception from the public thus far. That Wednesday, employees have their hands full with four catering orders. Guests have also ventured in to participate in the one pounder challenge, where their name and time score is added to a large board in honor of their ability to eat the location’s famous combo meal that includes over a pound of meat and a quarter pound of cheese. Will you be next to top the list?