A popular sandwich shop is no more in Central New York.

The Salt City Soup Co., located in the Salina Meadows office park off Buckley Road in Syracuse, has closed its doors. The restaurant was known for its homemade sandwiches and scratch-made soups.

Owner Tim Tschernjawski moved back home to Syracuse (Salt City) to open the restaurant three years ago after living in Boston for three and a half years.

His passion for soups and sandwiches started when he was hired as a fry cook at Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub and Restaurant.

Credit - Salt City Soup Co. via Facebook
Credit - Salt City Soup Co. via Facebook

No Soup For You

Friday, April 21 was the last day the restaurant served up its famous soups and sandwiches. Tschernjawski said it wasn’t an easy decision to close, but one he and his staff were confident in.

Thank you to our staff, your tireless efforts and positive attitudes have made owning a business not only attainable but enjoyable. And to my incredible wife, I would not have been able to chase this dream without all your love, support and understanding every single day!

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Salt City Soup Co. was a popular place for lunch. It has a 4.9 rating on Google, with plenty of rave reviews.

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