Construction begins on Tupelo Firehouse Subs

Dennis Seid | Daily Journal Firehouse Subs is expected to open on West Main Street in late May or early June.

Dennis Seid | Daily Journal
Firehouse Subs is expected to open on West Main Street in late May or early June.

By Dennis Seid

Daily Journal

TUPELO – The frame on the new Firehouse Subs in Tupelo finally started going up this weekend.

The restaurant is on West Main Street, next to the AT&T store and across the street from Anytime Fitness, Wendy’s and Starbucks.

Franchise owner Chris Stephenson, who opened his Oxford Firehouse Subs in 2011, said Friday that he’s hoping to get the restaurant open by late spring or early summer – that means late May to early June.

The restaurant is expected to seat about 60 people and employ about 20 full- and part-time employees.

The Jacksonville, Fla.-based chain has more than 730 locations in 39 states and PuertoRico. In Mississippi, there are locations in Biloxi, Flowood, Hattiesburg, Oxford, Starkville, Hattiesburg and Southaven.