Residents of Mission Hill loved it, Northeastern students salivated over its homemade sandwich creations, and everyone lamented its disappearance from Tremont Street last year. Now, it seems that WAN Convenience, owned and operated by the beloved Winston Al Niles, more commonly referred to simply as “Al,” will reopen shop on another side of town. Last month, we ran a piece wondering where in the world Al had gone. With prices spiking for businesses in the Mission Hill area, the revered creator of sandwiches like the Deathwich and the David Ortiz was forced to close, leaving no trace behind other than a sign in the window that read “WAN’s is evolving, not closing.” More
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For years, hungry college students and food fanatics have made the uphill trek to 1508 Tremont Street in Mission Hill to taste the mouthwatering subs at WAN Convenience.
On any given day, the smell of sizzling meats mixed with an array of spices would permeate from the quaint Mission Hill sandwich shop, drawing in legions of ravenous customers who didn’t mind waiting a few hours in line. More