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Got a hankering for a huge sandwich? It could earn you a cool $100.
Got a hankering for a huge sandwich? It could earn you a cool $100.


College Subshop offers $100 for sandwich challenge


Got a hankering for a huge sandwich? It could earn you a cool $100.


The College Subshop, located at 6150 El Cajon Blvd., has begun a promotional contest for sandwich lovers. For $40, anyone who can chow down a 6 pound, two-foot long hoagie complete with five types of meat, one cheese, and a condiment stack of tomato, onions, lettuce, vinegar, oil, salt, black pepper, mayo, mustard, pickles, pepperoncini, black olives and jalapenos in five minutes will be handed a $100 bill.


Willing contestants in this eating challenge need to sign up at the shop with a day and time of their choosing and agree to be filmed for the shop’s YouTube channel. For more information, visit

Chiropractor moves office to College Area

Local family chiropractor Dr. Katie Valadez D.C. moved her practice to a new location, with a new name, right in the middle of a pandemic. 

Family Connection Chiropractic is now located in the Cerritos/Rolando area, across the street from St. Katharine Drexel Academy (Blessed Sacrament Parish School). Dr. Katie (as she prefers to be called) said she is excited to join this residential area. 

The new location has a gorgeous El Cajon Boulevard storefront with an industrial vibe, tall ceilings, wood accents and natural light; and both street and back parking. It was important that the space have the right “energy,” Dr. Katie said. The landlord worked with her to remodel the space. 

The office features an open-concept adjusting style that’s family-oriented. There’s a special chalk wall and area dedicated to children, with plans for a mural to be done soon. 

Dr. Katie previously practiced in a shared space and is excited to take this step. While it hasn’t been great timing to start her individual practice during coronavirus, Dr. Katie said the timing was perfect. 

It has presented its challenges,” she said, adding she understands “the beauty of growth” when presented with tough times. She empathizes with other small business owners right now and feels a lot of good will come of this interesting situation.

As an essential healthcare provider, Dr. Katie has been able to stay open, with safety and cleanliness as her top priority. She has implemented a one-in, one-out system, texting her patients when it is their turn and sanitizing everything in between each one. 

Also, Dr. Katie was still able to hire a chiropractic assistant as planned.


Legacy Smoke Shop under new ownership


The Legacy Smoke Shop at 5807 El Cajon Blvd. is under new ownership. Ammar Kakoz acquired the Coillege Area business on March 1.

Kakoz lives in El Cajon and prior to buying the smoke shop, worked in the auto body business for 12 years.  

He has remodeled the shop and said he plans to continue making improvements over the next year as he grows.

Legacy Smoke Shop carries one of the largest selections in San Diego and specializes in imported and brand name glass, including California glass.

He said is excited to have the SDSU students coming back to the College Area and to be open to serve their needs.




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