What Should Replace the Quiznos in NoHo?

It hasn't been a good few years for video rental stores and Quiznos. 

A recent Wall Street Journal article reported that the sandwich chain is stumbling two years into a turnaround effort and owes creditors $600 million.

The financial woes have forced the closure of many Quiznos locations, including the one on Lankershim in the heart of NoHo that's nestled between Dominos' Pizza and the recently-opened Skynny Kitchen.

No word yet if anything has taken its place and the business is still fully furnished, which looks kind of eery during the daytime when the lights are turned off. 

So lets turn the tables: What do you think should replace Quiznos? Another fast food chain? Or do you think the area would benefit from another type of business?
charles Ewing January 16, 2014 at 02:07 PM
We need a top-notch steak, etc. dinner house ---Lawry's or better scale...Not in a chain hotel.
mzjuniper January 16, 2014 at 02:28 PM
Well, that surely won't fit in that tiny location. I thought we were speculating on what we wanted to go in the Quiznos spot. Realistically, it's not up to us or the neighborhood its up to who ever has the gumption to get in there before we get another Subway or Cold Stone.
mzjuniper January 16, 2014 at 02:46 PM
There are so many abandoned retail spots and available, fully functional restaurant locations on Vineland. I wish the NoHo Arts District actually fostered entrepreneurs so that we could have unique business and eateries created by our own community. Instead we just sit here waiting for some mega corporation with deep pockets to come save us with an Olive Garden or Walmar
mzjuniper January 16, 2014 at 02:48 PM
There are enough creative people in this neighborhood that need a little information and assistance who could really turn this neighborhood into something unique and spectacular. (sorry for the multiple posts I had an issue.)
Tristen Ngo January 16, 2014 at 04:21 PM
mzjuniper, I spoke with one of the former tenants of Vineland Ave regarding why they moved out and into another location in NoHo. Plain and simple, there is a land owner who owns most of the properties on Vineland and is price gouging. It doesn't matter how creative our neighbors are if we have a money hungry landlord who would rather have empty store fronts and be stubborn until he gets the price he wants. These are the times where I agree with eminent domain.


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