By Elena Kadvany
Simply Sandwiches shutters in Palo AltoUploaded: Mar 12, 2019
Simply Sandwiches, the affordable, pocket-sized sandwich shop off California Avenue in Palo Alto, has closed.
A brief sign appeared in the windows of the 2435 Ash St. stating the business is "no longer in service." The owner could not be reached for comment.
Customers wait in line outside of Simply Sandwiches in 2012. Photo by Veronica Weber.
Sand Hill Property Company owns the building Simply Sandwiches was located in at the corner of California and Ash Street, where the Hotel California is. Matt Larson, director of public affairs for Sand Hill, said the Simply Sandwiches owner informed the company "earlier in February that they intended to leave. The shop closed its doors at the end of last month." The owner had been on a month-to-month lease, Larson said.
The longtime, original owners of the 250-square-foot sandwich shop, Rob and Jeannie Wimmel, sold the business and retired in 2014. They bought the shop from friends in 1985, when each of the menu's five sandwiches cost $2.25. The current menu offered sandwiches in the $5.99 to $7.99 range.
Rob and Jeannie Wimmell talk with Len Chaban on Feb. 21, 2012. Chaban had been a Simply Sandwiches customer since 1985. Photo by Veronica Weber.
Simply Sandwiches is the third business to close at that building, following Palo Alto Baking Co. in December and Cigar House last spring.
A dry cleaner and dog grooming company remain in the building.