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All-V's sub shop reopens on Eighth Avenue with new owners

All-V's, a 45-year-old sandwich shop that was forced to close earlier this year, reopened this week with new owners, Karen Jacobs and her son, John.

"We are alive and well and slinging the best darn sandwiches in Denver," Karen Jacobs said in an e-mail. The family promises that the sandwiches and their ingredients, from steak to avocado to turkey and cheese, will stay the same.

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The family bought the restaurant at auction in March after it was seized from the previous owners in February for nonpayment of taxes. A note in the window to loyal customers from those previous owners read:

"As some of you know, All-V's has been struggling and in steady decline since the closing of the Med Center (the majority of our business). We had hopes that we could hang on until the redevelopment took place. We put everything we had into All-V's, but unfortunately it just wasn't enough."

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Jonathan Shikes is a Denver native who writes about business and beer for Westword.
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