Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches is opening a location in downtown Galveston. A Jimmy John’s franchise will lease property from Mitchell Historic Properties (MHP) at 102 22nd Street near Harborside Drive and adjacent to Starbucks. MHP has agreed to build a 1,600 sq. ft. shop in a portion of the parking lot.
 
Construction is scheduled to begin in mid-March and should be completed by late this summer. Jimmy John’s is one of six new tenants who have signed leases with Mitchell Historic Properties over the last eight months. New retail tenants include The Jewel Garden, Haunted Mayfield Manor, Downtown Blooms, Pirates! Legends of the Gulf Coast and the Galveston Chamber of Commerce.
 
“It’s exciting for Galveston to offer another casual dining option for our visitors, residents and workforce,” says Bill Ross, senior vice president and general manager of Mitchell Historic Properties. “This location is convenient for people who work at UTMB, students at Texas A&M University at Galveston and cruise passengers and employees.”
 
About Jimmy John’s
According to the Jimmy’s John’s company website, Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwich Shops was founded in 1983 by 19-year-old Jimmy John Liautaud in a converted garage in Charleston, Ill. In just 29 years, the company has grown to more than 1,332 corporate and franchised locations in 41 states. The company is known for its obsession with fresh, quality products and high-speed execution. For more information, visit www.jimmyjohns.com.
 
About Mitchell Historic Properties
Mitchell Historic Properties (MHP) oversees Galveston properties owned by developer, philanthropist and preservationist George Mitchell and the Mitchell family, including its commercial and residential properties located downtown as well as three hotels – Hotel Galvez & Spa, The Tremont House and Harbor House Hotel and Marina. MHP owns and preserves approximately one-fourth of the buildings in The Historic Strand Seaport Area. For leasing information, visit www.MitchellHistoricProperties.com or call (409) 763-5806.