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Side Dishes: August First owners open a new eatery

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Published January 11, 2012 at 7:58 a.m.


Phil Merrick - MATTHEW THORSEN
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On January 2, we reported on Blurt, the Seven Days staff blog, that a new sandwich shop will replace the Burlington location of Vermont Sandwich Company. And it comes with a pedigree. The eatery, to be called Stacks, belongs to Jodi Whalen and Phil Merrick of August First.

“The space became available, and we jumped on it — it’s such a great location,” says Whalen, who claims the couple had no plans to open a sandwich business until the storefront on North Winooski Avenue was left vacant. “The Vermont Sandwich Company was there at least 15 years,” she says. “It speaks to the popularity of the spot.”

At Stacks, the assumption is that a great roll equals a spectacular sub. Merrick is working on concocting his own bread for classic grinders, including meatball and Italian varieties.

The couple hopes that by late March, Burlingtonians will be able to grab hoagies, wedges or whatever they call the sandwich favorite on rolls baked fresh each day. “The menu will be different from [that of] August First, but [Stacks] will have the same ownership and same attention to detail and quality,” says Whalen, who adds that some August First breads might wind up at the new place, too.

As news gets out, potential fans are sure to stack up.

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