Sol's Sandwich Shop
The original Sol's was a small restaurant located in the basement of the John Hand Building known for its 90 cent cheeseburgers and 80 cent hamburgers. Opened in 1968 by Saleh Bajalieh, the restaurant took its name from Saleh's nickname "Sol." It would close on June 24, 1994, after increasing rents resulted in the operation moving to a new location in Columbiana. That location would close in 1995.
In 2008, Bajalieh's sons Jeff, Chris and Jason revived the Sol's Sandwich Shop name and re-opened in July a block away from the John Hand Building, in a space at the Two North Twentieth building next to Blevins Barber Shop.
- Walton, Val (May 6, 1994) "Sol's 'quiet place to eat' to close". Birmingham News
- Swagler, Susan (November 7, 2008) "Dining review: Sol's Sandwich Shop & Deli." Birmingham News
- Poor, Jon (October 7, 2010) "Sol's" Birmingham Weekly
 External links
- Sol's Sandwich Shop website