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?
Bob Peppermuller January 09, 2014 at 08:19 PM
There is/was one on Riverside Drive between Lankershim and Cahunga.
Bob Peppermuller January 09, 2014 at 08:20 PM
Another business. We got eating places coming out of our ears.
Johanna Denis January 09, 2014 at 09:07 PM
There should be a Chop Stop!
Do not take a Lane out on Lankershim for bikes January 09, 2014 at 09:18 PM
Bring in a a other coffie shop that sells healthy Vegain coffie or orgain growen coffie I think that will do very well.
Edward H January 09, 2014 at 10:40 PM
Artisanal sandwiches or artisanal ice cream!
swells January 10, 2014 at 11:10 AM
Chop shop would be amazing......they have great salads......
charles Ewing January 10, 2014 at 01:09 PM
No matter what it is, if it does not make money it will not stay..
Jean Jeunet January 10, 2014 at 03:40 PM
Wow Charles, that comment was sheer genius.
Laura January 10, 2014 at 04:31 PM
Carvel! Okay, I can dream.
charles Ewing January 10, 2014 at 04:43 PM
Thank you - my comment was about as about as useful as a ice-cream parlor or ''chop shop " if property in question is nall at Burbank/Whitsett - it too small for anything...j
Robert Yaffe January 10, 2014 at 06:25 PM
Del Taco would be nice fresh and delicious
Bob Peppermuller January 10, 2014 at 10:58 PM
RE: "No matter what it is, if it does not make money it will not stay.." Like P-Gators or Hamburger Hamlet. What! you don't remember them ........
NoHo Native January 11, 2014 at 02:20 AM
It's true there are a lot of places to eat but not very many good ones. This Quizno's wasn't a great location; the access was weird and the space is small. Chop Shop is a good idea. I wish that we could get in a great vegetarian themed restaurant; Veggie Grill or even Tender Greens, who I called and begged to try and get into the Chez Nous spot. Unfortunately that place seems to keep getting reimagined by the same person for stuff that isn't beneficial to the neighborhood.
mzjuniper January 11, 2014 at 10:07 AM
No franchises! Who ever wants fast food obviously does not live in the area & has no clue what the locals want. Something healthy and not like skinny kitchen, that place is disgusting and not healthy. We have too many places to get hamburgers. I know exactly what should go in there and I want to open it. Who do I contact?
Robyn January 13, 2014 at 09:58 PM
More vegetarian-friendly food please!! Veggie Grill was an amazing idea NoHo Native! I can't believe there are no Veggie Grills in the Valley. I also second a salad place or an ice cream/ frozen yogurt shop. For sweets there's Republic of Pie but only if you can eat wheat (which I can't) and they don't seem at all eager to accomodate those of us with food allergies.
David Rivers January 13, 2014 at 11:47 PM
Veggie Grill needs to totally open up shop in NoHo. Not sure if this former Quiznos location is big enough though. They need something the size of Panera Bread down the street. Maybe Phil's Diner?
charles Ewing January 16, 2014 at 02:02 PM
Where are the upper-class dining exeriences in No-Ho? All in Beverly Hills or Encino.? Upper class is table cloth/crystal/silver and top-notch wait staff dressed appropriately You get what you pay for... . .
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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