The city's first location of Pittsburgh-style, French Fry-stuffed sandwich shop Giordano Bros. is shutting its doors today, Tuesday, June 30.
The business has been operating in an admittedly cramped space at the corner of Broadway and Columbus for over a decade, with little room for expansion. And according to partner Jeff Jordan, that's exactly why they've decided not to renew the lease for another year.
Apparently, after opening their second, larger shop in the Mission, it was obvious that they were missing out on business opportunities in their smaller spot. Jordan told Inside Scoop that the team will focus their energy on their more spacious digs in the Mission for now, while starting the hunt for a larger space to reopen. If all goes well, he hopes to reopen within the year. In the interim, that means that even more Steeler's fans will be descending upon the Mission location for football season, terrible towels in hand.
That also means there's a prime chunk of real estate on Columbus Ave., just waiting to be scooped up. Stay tuned to find out who will take over the spot after the dust settles.