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A devastating fire swept through this famous landmark on the morning of May 1, 2010 - just as the restaurant was opening to celebrate its 70th anniversary!

Neighborhood support and the hard work of Dever Architects, Mellon Construction, and of course the Steward family, led to a very different scene seven months later - the re-opening of this iconic roadside restaurant and community treasure, and the bustling crowds have been coming ever since!

Cooperation and coordination were the focus of the project team from the first day of the project.  While this was almost a complete reconstruction of the building, the team never lost sight of the importance of this landmark to generations of families in this area.  It's updated, more convenient and accessible but this is still the Jimmy John's of memory - trains circle the ceiling, display cases full of trains delight kids, customers' photos and a mural of the original roadside restaurants along Route 202 help grown-ups remember when they weren't so grown-up, and the best hot dogs in the world await you!

New - yes, but still the same.

For the effort and commitment to rebuild this roadside restaurant back to how it looked and for helping to retain the heritage of Delaware County, Jimmy John's was selected on April 4, 2012 to receive a Preservation Award for Site Preservation: Reconstruction from the Heritage Commission of Delaware County.

 
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