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Lee's Hoagie House Closes

Lee's Hoagie House, which was located in the Village at Newtown Shopping Center, has closed.

Lee's Hoagie House has closed.

According to a sign on the door, the sandwich shop closed after 24 years in Newtown.

However, the chain still operates several locations in the area, including in Bensalem, Southampton and Horsham.

But don't worry. If you love hoagies, Newtown still has several options, including Becky's Newtown Deli, Subway, Primo Hoagies and Slack's. 

Paul Pollock February 14, 2013 at 09:15 PM
Awesome,I love Great Harvest Bread Co!
kit snell February 14, 2013 at 09:42 PM
I remember Lee's back in the early 70s they were not to be beaten, but really went down hill in the 80s. Thats what happens when you cut the taste and raise the prices.
kit snell February 14, 2013 at 09:43 PM
They had so many great places for zeps and pizza, you couldn't handle them all. Really miss Dell's, Rocky's, Attillios' in Pottstown.
Dori McCrane February 14, 2013 at 10:11 PM
Lee's was the best around some years ago. When new owners took over the quality went down. They started getting skimpy with ingredients.
Man Landers February 14, 2013 at 11:28 PM
I agree with Dori. The quality didn't compare with other franchise locations such as the mighty Lee's Abington shop on Old York Road. For my money, the best shop in the area is Landolfi's in Yardley.
Kara Seymour February 14, 2013 at 11:43 PM
where is Landolfi's? I'd like to try it.
Man Landers February 15, 2013 at 12:36 AM
Landolfi's is across from the Wawa on Main Street in Yardley. It's a tiny shop - take out only . All the meats and cheeses are freshly sliced to order, the bread is amazing, and the service is very friendly. The pricing is terrific for the quality you receive. Enjoy!
stating the facts February 15, 2013 at 12:41 AM
Not in Newtown you don't... that Lee's was a cow pasture in the 70 & 80's
xb mike February 15, 2013 at 03:08 AM
there's a lee's in deon square shopping center they are doing good why did you not mention them. i was in newtown on sunday 2/10 my daughter went to a b-day party at allegheny art walked around saw alot of closed stores the pizza shop that was in the 2002 movie signs is closed.
R U guessing ? February 15, 2013 at 06:03 AM
Primo's can't be beat !
Xander February 15, 2013 at 08:48 AM
Lee's was better than Slacks. Slacks was never consistent. Primo is primo. Consistent, great taste, nice variety, but pricey.
Kara Seymour February 15, 2013 at 12:01 PM
Mom's Pizza actually moved down the street: http://newtown-pa.patch.com/articles/mom-mom-s-pizza-moves-changes-name
Wilbur February 15, 2013 at 02:27 PM
It's all about the bread.... These places have to realize that you can't toast a stale roll and expect the sandwich to taste great.... Come Monday morning get a fresh delivery.. People should have to suffer because you have left over bread from the weekend... Primos is good but Slack's will out last them just because of price...
Joe gordon February 15, 2013 at 03:24 PM
Lees is the worst in newtown. I went there one time for dinner and waited 1 1/2 hrs for my food. They gave 4 customers their order that came in 20 minutes after me. I than asked the manager where my order was, and he said we are busy. Long story short, they never saw my order and said sorry not our fault. Would u like to reorder. If ts free since i was waiting for 1 1/2. They said they could not do that, but they would give me small fries for free. O i said and never went back.
Kendall February 15, 2013 at 04:00 PM
Becky's Newtown Deli all the way!! You can keep all your chain crap hoagie places. I will stick with my mom and pop hoagie shop.
chele szumila February 15, 2013 at 06:15 PM
Pallante's Deli...small business and best kept secret in Richboro! 130 Almshouse Rd, Richboro, PA 18954 Phone:(215) 364-9750
Philly Frank February 15, 2013 at 07:35 PM
Lee's had the same manager for the last 17 years. If anyone ran it into the ground, He did.
Philly Frank February 15, 2013 at 07:37 PM
I had similar problems with that Manager. It seems like he didn't care about the customers.
Ian February 15, 2013 at 08:52 PM
Becky's 100%, other than that..I have no idea how Lee's stayed in business for that long. Even Bagel Junction offered better hoagies. Subway came in and was far better than Lee's. Slack and Primos obviously better, but Sarcones was probably the best regarding the chains. Becky's however is my choice of all them. Like how Isaac Newtons is my choice over Applebees and Green Parrot (they aren't a chain but certainly on par to the quality of a chain...) I do long for more a of higher quality sandwich shop, but it's hard to see customers being up for a $15 sandwich.
R U guessing ? February 16, 2013 at 10:36 PM
You can tell where your taste is; when you mention Subway and better in the same sentence. Sarcones Newtown was better than the original in South Philly ! Sorry to see that one go.
Kondo Kev February 18, 2013 at 07:05 AM
Hey Kitt, What I think happened in the 70's & 80's is that old man "Lee", started to pass the booming buisness to his kids. He wanted them to keep the buisness in the family. but...................They didn't want to give an honest days' work. They just wanted the "Rewards" (money) & didn't wanna work for it. That's what happened to another great hogie joint from what used to be Mayfair is "Greenman's". I loved that place too !!!
Kondo Kev February 18, 2013 at 07:09 AM
Yo Big Joe, What jerks they were. Scumbags !!! Those friggin' people weren't losing any money if they gave you your meal free of charge. You spent all that time "&" STILL walked away with nothing. I would've done the same exact thing you did Joe !!!
Kondo Kev February 18, 2013 at 07:11 AM
There ain't nothin' better than a "Sarcone Roll". That'll make the hoagie, Big Time !!!
LA February 20, 2013 at 09:28 PM
Why in the world would you wait for 90 minutes for stuff from Lee's?? I hope you left when the manager wouldn't comp you! I wouldn't wait that long in a nice, sit-down, white tablecloth restaurant!
LA February 21, 2013 at 03:07 PM
Loved Sarcone's breads and stromboli. Used to buy it at the South Philly store when my sister still lived in Queen Village. Excellent bread and rolls. I do miss the Sarcone's here in Newtown, but they never seemed to be doing too well. Changed hands a couple of times, I think.
Lisa B. February 27, 2013 at 11:32 PM
Thank you to the owners of Lee's for all their years in Newtown and ALWAYS supporting the community! I have went in there to ask for donations for flood victims in Washington Crossing, UM Baseball, Neighborhood Outreach foundation and other school functions and they were always supportive to us and very generious. Your community will miss you, not only for your hoagies & wings but for your kindness. I wish you well in all your future endevors.
TF February 28, 2013 at 02:06 AM
Looks like Fresh Works is taking over Lee's spot in the shopping center. We started going to Fresh Works in Richboro once Lee's started its decline.
the VOICE March 01, 2013 at 06:17 PM
Primo's is the Best !
Michael Mayberry March 12, 2013 at 03:28 AM
Thanks TF, we look forward to serving and joining the Newtown Community.
P2YA March 16, 2013 at 09:08 PM
Why all the hubbub when you've got Hoagie Fest going on at Wawa?

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