Downtown sandwich shop closes

A downtown sandwich shop quietly shuttered its doors some time in the last few weeks.

OPB&J, known for organic peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches and soups opened in the summer of 2010.

The lunch spot was closed by the afternoon of Jan. 12 with white butcher paper covering the windows and no sign or notice regarding the restaurant’s status.

At about 3:15 a.m. that same day, co-owner James Killebrew posted on the OPB&J Facebook page that the restaurant was for sale and interested parties should email him. The notice followed immediately on the heels of announcements about holiday specials with no other posts regarding hard times or a restaurant closure.

By the next afternoon, the OPB&J page had disappeared from Facebook altogether.

Neither Killebrew nor Chris McAdams, who is a co-owner, responded to repeated requests for comments.

An employee at the neighboring UPS store said he didn’t know how long the store had been closed or if it would reopen.

The restaurant’s website is still online, though it does not have any information about the closing.