When Rose and Tony Giuliano decided to retire from their family food-service business, Giuliano’s Deli, they didn’t want to see its 40-year legacy fade. But they knew they couldn’t entrust it to just anyone. Theresa Katalinas reported the familial solution in The Pottstown Mercury.
The shop — a community staple for hoagies, sandwiches, and beer — has sold to a husband-and-wife team who have been regular customers for the past decade.
Marcella and Matt McManus live a walkable distance from the business and know firsthand of the care and attention required to keep it viable and relevant.
Marcella also has food-service experience in her background; she helped run her family’s soft-pretzel business.
The McManuses may tweak the shop’s offerings but aren’t about to alter its focus significantly.
“The menu is great as-is. They have the best hoagies around,” Marcella said.
Matt sees the focus on regulars as a significant priority.
“The allure of a small business is to be part of the community,” he said. “There are folks who are coming in who are in their 60s who have been coming since they were kids.”
More on the change of hands at Giuliano’s Deli is at The Pottstown Mercury.