Danny's Sub Shop, a popular post-bar destination for quick eats on College Avenue, has been closed since late last month while its ownership changes hands, former owner Tom Chen said.
Coming after Wawa shut down Sept. 30, the sub shop's temporary closing has further limited students' late-night dining options.
"I feel horrible," said University of Maryland University College computer science major Justin Robinson. "It's been around since before I got here, and with Wawa gone too, there is nothing worth going to anymore."
Chen said he is not certain what's in store for the eatery but that he thought the new ownership would open a restaraunt serving Japanese food "in the next few days." The new owner will probably keep the eatery's quick-serving take-out style, Chen said, although he was not sure whether its name would change. Chen would not provide the identity of the new owner.
After 14 years of business, Chen, also a city landlord, sold his restaraunt because too many new restaurants have opened recently in College Park, he said. He hopes to open a chain of "higher-scale, sit down, buffet-style" Chinese restaurants, he said.
"There is too much competition in College Park," he said. "I wanted to try something different."
The sign on the door of Danny's declaring the restaurant closed left some students dismayed.
"I'm outraged," said Brandon Wylie, a sophomore business major, shaking his head as he gazed at the darkened building. "That was my go-to time in and time out. The food was good as hell. Where am I going to get a meal for $6 now?"