V&S Sandwich Shop Holdup – On this day 1969

This is the V & S Sandwich Shop in the Antietam Valley Shopping Center, where a woman bandit got away with $545 in a daring late Saturday afternoon holdup. – Eagle Photo

Born and raised in Berks, I am fascinated by the style, design & culture of the mid-late 20th century. I started this website to research and build a collection of the places, things and stories I have heard about my entire life. Read more here.

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Jim Ahrens - Ft Worth
Jim Ahrens - Ft Worth
1 month ago

V&S made great sandwiches. Only place that rivaled Sammy’s Steaks. A bunch of us busboys, fountainmen, waitresses, etc. from the Pensupreme store on Lancaster Avenue would go after work to V&S on Lancaster Avenue on Friday and Saturday nights.

David Procter
David Procter
20 minutes ago

I agree that both shops served good sandwiches, but Chubby’s in downtown Reading made the best sandwiches by far. When I first knew them, they were a couple of doors down from Chiarelli’s at 4th and Penn Streets., and they sold some Italian groceries, too. Then they moved to the first block of North 3rd Street on the west side of the street and stopped selling groceries. From there they moved to the 300 block of Penn Street on the south side of the street. Their sandwiches were scrumptious – Italian, Italian Special and a Ham-on-roll. I never tried one of their steak sandwiches. My family moved to the Allentown area, and I moved far away, but I would always make it a point to travel to Reading for Chubby’s sandwiches when I visited my family.

David Procter
David Procter
7 minutes ago
Reply to  David Procter

P.S. I have traveled the USA. I have lived on the West Coast and now live in Baja, Mexico next to the Pacific Ocean. I have never tasted sandwiches as good as Chubby’s. Subway? No way.

Scott G Hagy
Scott G Hagy
1 month ago

V & S still makes very good sandwiches, the best steak sandwiches I ever had were from Bob’s in Sinking Spring, but V & S makes great Italian sandwiches.

Venetta Pettigrew
Venetta Pettigrew
1 month ago
Reply to  Scott G Hagy

Yeah Bob did make a good sub when he remembered to put meat in the rolls

Cha Cha
Cha Cha
29 days ago
Reply to  Scott G Hagy

I loved Bob’s! They had the best Italians! V&S in Sinking Springs has a good Italian.

David Procter
David Procter
12 minutes ago

Chubby’s, 300 block of Penn Street

Chubby
David Procter
David Procter
10 minutes ago

One of the ladies was the owner of Chubby’s, and the other two made sandwiches.

Chubby
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