Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The original Lee's Hoagie shop closes

The landmark at 19th and Cheltenham is dark.

The original Lee's Hoagie shop closes


The original Lee's Hoagie shop at 19th Street and Cheltenham Avenue in West Oak Lane - which dates back to the 1950s - has closed.

Partner Allan Lewin tells me that it changed ownership last year and was reflagged as Lee's at Cheltenham. But "when it wasn't running to the standard we needed it," Lee's corporate asked the new licensee to remove the "Lee's" name altogether. It closed.

Lewin says the building owner is trying to work a deal with Lee's to install a new operator.

The other Lee's locations are unaffected.


Post corrected to adjust location.

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