PrimoHoagies opens a new location in Somers Point
For Bob Neville, it was a long road going from living in Philly to moving to Upper Township (UT). Bob and his wife Stephanie moved four times before they landed in UT.
“[Stephanie’s] parents lived in Dennis Township. She’s originally from Pennsville. We got married and decided to move,” said Bob.
Now, the Nevilles are making another big life change – opening a PrimoHoagies at 278 New Road (Route 9), Somers Point.
Bob’s previous job was a far cry from owning a hoagie shop. He worked at the power plant in Beesley’s Point.
“Before it closed down, I started to look at other options for work. I decided to flip my retirement money into [opening a business],” Bob said. “I looked around for a couple of years. I ate one of [Primo’s] hoagies and I was hooked.”
While their grand opening was Friday, November 20, they’ve been open since November 11.
Bob thinks Liscio rolls are what makes his hoagies stand out.
“We bake them ourselves,” he said.
PrimoHoagies also touts its meats and cheeses as a stand-out factor, as well as its large menu.
“Using recipes passed down through the generations for its iconic hoagies, PrimoHoagies layers Thumann’s gourmet meats and cheeses, a secret blend of spices, and locally sourced, fresh vegetables onto award-winning, seeded rolls that are baked fresh throughout the day. The casual restaurant’s diverse menu features a wide variety of cold and hot hoagies, cheesesteaks, wraps, vegetarian options, sides, chips, drinks, cookies, desserts, and more,” PrimoHoagies said in a press release.
COVID-19 slowed down Bob’s opening plans considerably.
“April 1 would have been the grand opening. The closing for my loan got canceled in the middle of closing. They were no longer offering money to food distributors. Then Covid hit, and boom. It’s been a ride,” he said.
Bob finally got to cut the ribbon at his grand opening on November 20.
“It’s a family-oriented restaurant. I got my wife, me, and my two kids working here,” Bob said.
Bob and Stephanie along with their children Hailey and Robby helped get the shop ready for the opening.
“My family and I have been enjoying PrimoHoagies for years and we really believe the quality ingredients and commitment to freshness set PrimoHoagies apart from the competition,” said Bob in a press release. “We’re excited that now we get to share our favorite hoagies with our neighbors in Somers Point!”