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D'Lites / Salisbury Vision Center / Miami Subs Grill, 7461 Two Notch Road: 2000s   9 comments

Posted at 1:11 am in Uncategorized

I took some daytime pictures of this site, but the sun was against me from the side I was on, and they didn't come out well at all.

Anyway, this building comes up here from time to time, and I've been meaning to do a post on it. The only prior history I knew was Miami Subs Grill which was there at least until 1998. I don't know why i never stopped there. Partly I think because I was living out of town at the time Miami was in business, and I didn't want to take a chance on a place I didn't know versus hitting my known good spots and partly because the name just didn't grab me. When I think "Miami", sandwiches aren't really part of the image that comes to mind, and if I did have to guess at a Miami sandwich specialty, I would have guessed some sort of pressed Cuban sandwich -- subs didn't really enter into it, so it was sort of like seeing a place called New Jersey Grits.

Splendid China was the next tenant, and has been there for quite a while now. Driving by at lunchtime today, it appeared they were doing an excellent business.

Commenter Jimmy provides the D'Lites and Vision Center parts of the building's pre-Miami history, which I don't recall at all.

(Hat tip, obviously, to commenter Jimmy.)

UPDATE 9 July 2010: Added "Salisbury" to "Vision Center" in the post title based on the comments.

Written by ted on July 9th, 2010

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  1. I ate at the Miami Subs on Knox Abbot a few times. They were located where Zaxby's is now. I don't remember the food so much, but what I remember is you could purchase a bottle of Dom Perignon for $100 if you desired. Not sure if you would pair that with the turkey, or as Ted mentioned, the Cuban.


    9 Jul 10 at 7:53 am

  2. - D'lites built the building early to mid 80's
    - Salisbury Vision Center enlarged it to its current size.
    - Miami Subs added the neon
    - Splendid China painted the building and moved in LOL


    9 Jul 10 at 3:40 pm

  3. Which, on the evidence, would make them the smartest of the bunch :-)


    9 Jul 10 at 3:42 pm

  4. D'lites was a healthy alternative to fast food.

    Way ahead of it's time.


    9 Oct 10 at 1:16 am

  5. We have major renovations and a name (Jasmine Buffet).


    9 Feb 12 at 2:54 pm

  6. Yes, there are pictures on the Splendid China closing.


    9 Feb 12 at 3:03 pm

  7. I remember both locations... Nothing remarkable about the food.

    I was in Ft. Lauderdale, about 10 12 years ago... It was my senior year in college and I was chaperoning one of my younger cousin's high school senior trip. Anyways, we stopped at Miami Subs in the way to Ft. Lauderdale... It was the same look, feel and taste of the old Columbia restaurants.

    Dee Dee

    25 Jan 13 at 4:27 pm

  8. Was Miami Subs the ones that added the playground inside and the dinosaurs painted on the wall? I remember going in to this building as a kid and seeing that.


    28 Sep 20 at 3:40 pm

  9. I worked at D'Lites when it was located here in mid to late 80's

    Wikipedia says......

    D'Lites of America was an American fast food chain based in Norcross, Georgia. It was known for serving fast food with a higher emphasis on nutrition. It featured reduced-calorie dishes, including hamburgers made with lean beef, high-fiber buns, and low-calorie cheese.[1]

    It was founded in 1978 by Doug Sheley and Jeffrey Miller.[2] The first franchises opened in 1983. By 1985, more than 100 stores were opened.[3]

    The chain stopped franchising in 1986 and closed several stores.[3] By year's end, it had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.[2] In 1987, ninety percent of the remaining company-owned stores were sold to Hardee's and were soon rebranded as Hardee's

    Jimmy Freeman

    16 Aug 22 at 9:48 am

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