Downtown Subway owner retires to Florida
Time to go! HIS LAST DAY in ROCKFORD IS WED., JULY 26! Kurt Lukan, owner of the downtown Subway at West State and Wyman for 12 years has sold his franchise and is retiring to Arizona. We’ll miss him!
Former River District Executive Director Kimberly Wheeler-Johnsen said, “Kurt Lukan is a great person to work with, and he was always eager to support the community. He’s a very friendly and outgoing person. I’ll miss him, and the community will miss him.”
Frank Schier, editor and publisher of this paper, said, “Kurt has given away more sandwiches to downtown functions than most people could eat in a lifetime. He is so generous and very low-key about his giving, never asking for anything in return. It was always fun to go into his shop and have a quick catch-up talk as my sandwich was being made. He’s genuinely a nice guy, and he’s Arizona’s gain and our loss. I hear he has a great home in Byron for sale if anyone is interested. I wish him the best in his retirement; he deserves it! Schier concluded, “Thanks for being you, Kurt!”
Lukan said Doyle Harris, the assistant golf pro-at Forest Hills Country Club, is the new owner of the franchise, and John Sundstrom, who is out in Connecticut training at this time, will be the new manager. Best of luck to them both.
“I’d like to say the 12 years has been enjoyable downtown,” Lukan said. “I met a lot of great people and made some friends. I’ll miss the people downtown. Thanks for 12 great years!”
From the July 20-26, 2011 issue
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