Fort Pierce Tribune:
On Sunday, yet another Quiznos will close on the Treasure Coast.
That is when Fabian Andino, owner of the St. Lucie West Quiznos, is throwing in the towel after a two-year battle to stay afloat.
â€œI have no money in my account and my reserves are gone,â€ Andino said. â€œThis economy is in bad shape and, in Port St. Lucie, you really feel the recession.â€
Andino said his biggest disappointment may be that not only does he not have an income, his five employees will be without work in a bad economy.
Overhead costs for the store have eaten away Andinoâ€™s savings and he said he just canâ€™t keep operating in the red.
â€œThe landlord and the bank are cooperating, but not Quiznos,â€ he said. Andino said the company has failed to return his calls to renegotiate franchise fees or even to give guidance to help him to stay open.