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Dinu Patel, father of Subway franchisee Ankur Patel, cuts the ribbon to officially open the new Subway in Coalmont. From left are Pritti Patel, Ankur Patel, Dinu Patel and Mayor Michael Brady.

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Jay Patel, Ankur’s brother-in-law and partner, helps fill the first order at the newly opened sandwich shop.

Close to a year after breaking ground in Gruetli-Laager, the much anticipated grand opening for Grundy County’s new Subway took place last Wednesday. County officials and local residents braved the bright sunshine and sweltering heat to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony June 15 at 10 a.m.

Pastor Clayton “Tater” Jones led the crowd in prayer and Grundy County Mayor Michael welcomed the new business before owner Ankur Patel asked his father to cut the ribbon to officially open the sandwich shop. Patel thanked everyone in attendance for their roles of support and helping him to achieve his goal. “Without your support this would not be