Shut Up and Eat, the sandwich shop at the corner of Southeast Gladstone and César E. Chávez (39th) announced that it has closed up shop in a Facebook message today. "Regretfully, after nearly ten wonderful years, Shut Up and Eat has served its last sandwich," the message reads. "As of 6pm on Sunday, March 3rd we have closed our doors for the final time."

The enterprise began as a popular food cart before opening the brick-and-mortar restaurant in late 2012. The business had been listed for sale prior to this week's closure. The space, at 3848 SE Gladstone, is quite large, including two main dining rooms, a large kitchen, a separate back room, and outdoor seating.

Shut Up and Eat's signature sandwiches were as expansive as their space, and included an Italian hoagie, stuffed with meat, oil, and vinegar, a meatball sub with plenty of tomato sauce, and the Broad Street Bomber, their twist on a cheesesteak. It has not been announced what will replace the business, or if the proprietors have any further plans for the future.

Portland Mercury