If you passed by Book Strings & Things and hung a left into the alley you'd find a door leading to a unique sub shop with an unlikely name ...... The Sewer.
|Poor T. Marshall Hahn, always getting harassed|
Sitting around in the living room of the old farmhouse they kicked around names. Fellow flower-child Ken suggested "Ditch Works", but when the name "Sewer" was suggested it was instantly accepted. After all, there was a near constant stream of water running across the floor. Remember, Stroubles Creek flows under those buildings.
So in December of 1971 The Sewer opened it's doors. For a mere $1.50 you could get a beast of a hoagie with turkey, ham, salami, roast beef, bologna, american and swiss cheeses, lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise, onion, Italian dressing, salt, pepper, and mustard. Enough for two meals, easily.
Thanks to the tireless work of Garth, Doug, Ken, Paul, Bill, Joe, Anita and Barbara, there was no such thing as insatiable munchies in the early 70's in downtown Blacksburg.
|The only surviving mural left at The Sewer|