Originally Published at Las Vegas Review-Journal by Alan Snel
A Phoenix family that owns 11 Jersey Mike’s Subs shops in Arizona is planning a major expansion into the Las Vegas market, revealing plans to own as many as 13 Jersey Mike’s shops in the valley.
Bill Mapes, his wife and three sons already have bought and remodeled three Jersey Mike’s stores in Las Vegas in the past 2½ years, opened a fourth Jersey Mike’s shop near Las Vegas South Premium Outlets earlier this year and plans to develop three more shops in the next year, including sites in Henderson and Green Valley.
Ultimately, the Mapeses want to own a baker’s dozen in Nevada. The family owns 11 in the Phoenix area and plans to open a 12th, said Sean Mapes, one of three brothers who help manage the Jersey Mike’s stores. The family began owning Jersey Mike’s stores six years ago, debuting in Tempe, Ariz.
Co-owner Sean Mapes of Jersey Mike's Subs poses for a portrait inside his sandwich shop on 7390 S. Las Vegas Blvd., in Las Vegas Thursday, July 31, 2014.Photo by Martin S. Fuentes