Five things to know this Tuesday morning:
1.) I noticed yesterday that the Quizno's restaurant at Downey Landing has closed. No explanation was given for the closure, but the sandwich chain has been struggling for many years.
"Founded in 1981, the privately held company grew to more than 5,000 locations by 2007 but has been flailing ever since. It has waged a constant battle with its franchisees, many of whom accused the chain of selling rights to too many locations and demanding that franchisees buy supplies from the company at prices that made it impossible for them to succeed. Last year Quiznos, based in Denver, closed 439 restaurants in the U.S. and filed for Chapter 11. It is down to 1,500 stores worldwide, with 900 in the U.S."
2.) Speaking of noticing things, I also noticed that a Circle K convenience store replaced Alcaray Liquor on Imperial Highway.
According to Circle K, the convenience store opened in September.
3.) A message from L.A. County Supervisor Don Knabe:
"As we head into our final week of 2015, I want to thank you for all of your support this year. We have accomplished much together, including new community centers, libraries and the launch of Rancho Rising, a much-needed expansion for Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center. Despite some terrible tragedies, more babies were safely surrendered in 2015 than in any year since we began the program in 2001. We also continued to expand awareness of child sex trafficking and to provide services to the victims of this awful crime. "
4.) Pizza Man restaurant is on the market. Asking price: $69,000.
5.) Estela Sanchez scored three goals to lead Warren High's girls varsity soccer team to a win in the opening game of the NOCC tournament.
Caitlin Headley and Viviana Garcia each added goals for a 6-0 shutout. Photo courtesy Warren High.