Openings and Closings

Firehouse Subs opens a new store in Aurora -- with one hot mural

Firehouse Subs, a Florida-based fast-casual chain specializing in hot subs, just opened a second store in Aurora today. Like all the other stores opened by former firefighting brothers Robin and Chris Sorensen, this Firehouse Subs location has a custom, hand-painted mural inside the dining room that pays tribute to local firefighters.

See also: Where there's smoke, there's Firehouse Subs

The new Aurora mural, painted by artist Joe Puskas and his team, features the city's renowned Hummer firetruck, specifically developed for fighting brush fires, against a backdrop of Colorado's' snow-capped mountains and a blazing fire.

Since the opening of the first Firehouse Subs store in 1994, Puskas and his team have created more than 740 murals.

This latest Firehouse location is owned by brothers Craig and Cory Cummings, whose father and many family friends were volunteer firefighters fort he Franktown Fire Protection District and are stoked to continue their involvement with their new business venture. "I don't ever remember a time being apart from firefighters, so this is a real nice experience for us," says Cory Cummings.

The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, created in 2005, raises fund for life-saving equipment and educational opportunities for public safety organizations and first responders. With efforts ranging from in-restaurant donation canisters to a recycled five-gallon pickle bucket that sells changes for $2, the foundation has raised more than $100,000 for hometown heroes in Colorado.

Firehouse Subs has now seventeen stores throughout Colorado and more than 700 around the country.

The new store will be open Sunday through Thursday from 10.30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10.30 a.m. to 9.30 p.m. For more information, visit firehousesubs.

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