Description: Durham's own Subway sandwich shop, opened in 1975 by two UNC graduates. The store was orginally at 104 Albemarle Street in the location of a former fruit stand, but later expanded and reoriented to 914 W. Main Street. When the national chain of Subway restaurants came to Durham, they attempted to force the original restaurant to change names. The Durham Subway became "BMT Subway Deli" and finally "Bull City Subs" after much legal wrestling with the Subway franchise. The Chevy truck in the picture belonged to restaurant owner Hase Forest and the VW to frequent Subway customer Charles Waters.
Source: Steve Gaddis Photographs Downtown Durham, 1980/1984