Two new sandwich shops will open here this spring, one boasting a "fresh" look and the other 35 kinds of sandwiches.
Clubhouse Deli and Catering will open in mid-April in Sherwood Square, at the spot Rick's Main Street Deli occupied until March 1.
"It will be very fresh-looking and different," said owner Gary Teegardin of Westminster, who also owns Taneytown Deli and Sandwich Shoppe in Catonsville, Baltimore County.
In early May, MJ's Pizza andSubs will open at Route 140 and Gorsuch Road between Tige's BaseballCard Shop and Traynor's Floors and Carpets, in a small strip shopping center.
The variety of subs and sandwiches will be "unmatched byany restaurant in the community," owner Mike Sipes of Silver Run said. Sipes also owns JMJ Construction.
Teegardin said he and his partners are remodeling the Sherwood Square space to give it a "New Yorkor L.A." look. He owns the business with his wife, Debbie, and Ted Traurig and Kathy Keeley, both of Pikesville, Baltimore County.
Therestaurant will serve breakfast and lunch, and possibly dinner, he said. The menu will include homemade soups and salads, such as chicken, tuna, potato, egg, pasta and macaroni, and about 20 different kindsof club sandwiches, he said.
"It's not a sub shop. It's not a pizza shop. It's a delicatessen," Teegardin said.
The shop will deliver for minimum orders of $20 to $25, he said.
Teegardin and his wife have owned the deli in Catonsville for nine years. The business itself has been open 48 years, he said. It will remain open.
The catering menu ranges from deli trays to sit-down dinners, Debbie Teegardin said.
MJ's Pizza and Subs will be open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week, Sipes said. He and his wife, JoAnn, will operate the business.
The restaurant will seat 30 to 35 people, he said.
The breakfast menu will include eggs, omelets, French toast, pancakes, sausage and scrapple, Sipes said.
For lunch and dinner, the shopwill offer 35 to 40 different kinds of subs and sandwiches and fresh-dough pizza, he said. He also will sell non-alcoholic beer.
Sipes, 28, has owned the construction company for 2 1/2 years. It will remain open.
He said he has worked at a pizza shop owned by his brother-in-law in Hanover, Pa.