Planet Sub closes its doors

Torey Robinson

Planet Sub, 2320 Lincoln Way, closed its doors for good. 

The sandwich shop made the decision Nov. 30 to close because profits were not high enough to continue business, co-owner and operator Barb Brodie said. 

“We didn’t know we were going to close until we made the decision,” Brodie said. “It was a sad day. We tried to do everything except close it because we love Ames.”

The owners and operators will focus on Planet Sub’s Des Moines locations in the meantime, Brodie said. Planet Sub has a store in Johnston, 5290 NW 86th St., and in Des Moines, 330 University Ave.

“We’re going to get back to basics with our other stores — which are doing great,” Brodie said. “It doesn’t mean we’ll never be back in Ames. We love Ames and will hopefully be back in another location in the future.”