With its grand-opening party this Sunday, Sgt. Pepper's Subs is announcing to the world that it is here to stay. Owner Nelson Couso originally opened his shop on SW 183rd Street and remained at that location for 15 years. He later opened a second store near Dadeland Mall, which stuck around for five years, until the recession curbed people's spending habits. In its new location off South Dixie Highway and 172nd Street, Sgt. Pepper's has found a permanent home. We were invited to get a sneak peek and try some menu items before the grand opening.
Although it hurt to lose the Dadeland store, Couso embraces the lessons he learned there and has applied them to his new location -- the prettiest, sleekest, and cleanest sub shop you'll ever set foot in.
This Sunday, Sgt. Pepper's Subs is hosting a block party and a "Design Your Own Big One" contest with a live tasting from noon to 3 p.m. The winner gets an iPad Mini, his or her creation added to the menu, and a year of free dining.