Time’s up for local deli

Amanda Stanley

Bomber’s, in downtown Kent, will be closing it’s doors for good this Saturday. Bomber’s employs nine people and has been in business for approximately 10 years. DAVID RANUCCI | SUMMER KENT STATER

Credit: Steve Schirra

Bombers Deli, located on Main Street, will be closing its doors for good this Saturday.

The New York-style deli has been a favorite for Kent State students and local residents. It will be replaced by Jimmy John’s, a sandwich chain that is popular in college towns.

Sophomore exploratory major Candra Lemaster has worked at Bombers for more than a year. Lemaster said she is sad to see the store close.

“I’m definitely sad,” Lemaster said. “It’s one of the best jobs I’ve had, but bad things happen to good people.”

Bombers has been especially popular among Kent State students involved in Greek life – going as far as to offer “points” to fraternities and sororities for every sandwich purchased. Prizes were given out to the chapters with the most points.

Jimmy John’s, headquartered in Illinois, serves cold-cut sandwiches. Bombers offered customers hot and cold sandwiches.

“I’ll definitely miss the sandwiches,” Lemaster said.

Bombers will be open from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. from now until Saturday.

Contact Honors College and ROTC reporter Amanda Stanley at [email protected].