Meet Iline MacLellan – Grum’s Sub Shoppe
Grum’s Sub Shoppe
Owner: Iline MacLellan
Established in Coventry Village: 1977
Iline took over the business in 2006
#Of Staff: 10
Q. Tell us about Grum’s Sub Shoppe What do you offer? What makes your location unique?
A. Located on Coventry for 37 years. We offer handcrafted sub sandwiches made with fresh ingredients from local suppliers.
Q. Why Coventry Village?
A. I acquired Grum’s from the original owner, David Grumbach. I really like the atmosphere, community, and small mom and pop business feel. Also, I have always been a hippy at heart. Coventry fits that.
Q. Tell us something most customers don’t know about you?
A. I’m a huge Led Zeppelin fan! I’ve seen them perform live 27 times. The summer of 1977, the same summer that Grum’s opened, I was working at the Brown Derby. I hit the road with two of my co-workers and went across the country following their tour. We saw 7 or 8 gigs that summer.
Q. Tell us about your staff. Who has been with Grum’s the longest?
A. Mandel Davis has been here for over 14 years. He is our main prep guy. He cuts all the meats. Shaun Dusek is runner-up with over 13 years. He’s my front of the house right hand man (even though we are both left handed.)
Q. Which sub is your personal favorite?
A. The Grumster. It’s thinly sliced roast beef with oil, lettuce, tomato, onions, provolone cheese, Grum’s horseradish sauce and our Grum’s spices.
Q. Give a shout-out to your favorite place to shop local.
A. I’m a big fan of Sunshine Headquarters Too on Coventry. It’s been my favorite place to shop since the 70’s. Doug is a great guy and they have fantastic selection.
Thanks to Iline for taking the time to chat with us. Check back here tomorrow or become a fan of our Facebook page right now. Each weekday this holiday season, we’re introducing you to the independent business owners that help make Coventry Village a great place to live, work, shop, dine and play.
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