Peace Portal Subway closes after 24 years of business

September 26 marked the final day visitors could stop by Subway at 429 Peace Portal Drive for a bite to eat.

Longtime owners, Dale, Betty and Ted Schrader, closed the downtown sandwich shop after selling the building to owners of clothing manufacturer Rawganique in July, Dale said.

The Schraders are Canadian residents and the Peace Portal Subway was their first restaurant venture in the United States. Selling the property, “was very difficult,” Dale said. “It was our baby.”

The family opened the location April 1, 1993 and have since expanded to five Subway locations in Whatcom County, including at the International Shopping Center in Blaine. Five employees were offered jobs at the location and two decided to stay, Dale said.

“We just felt like it was time,” he said. “We’re grateful for all the patronage people afforded us over the years.”

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