Oswego Sub Shop Sticking to Family Tradition, Half a Century Later
Running the show at Oswego Sub Shop in Oswego: Bill Greene Sr. and Jr. They’re the owners of the sub shop

Oswego Sub Shop Sticking to Family Tradition, Half a Century Later

By Alexander Plate The Oswego Sub Shop recently entered its 51-first year in operation, and owner Bill Greene Jr. said that stable, consistent quality is still the foundation of his business. The sub shop has always been a family affair, stretching back three generations. It was started by Bill Greene Sr.’s father, affectionately known as “Pops” to staff members, in partnership with his daughter and son-in-law. He had run a sub shop in Brockport for a few years, before opening the Oswego Sub Shop in 1969. At the time, Bill Sr. worked at Lincoln Rochester Trust Company, after returning from the Vietnam War in 1967. He said that every week he talked with his father, he heard about how well the Oswego location was doing, how much business was growing every week, and that was what made him decide to move to Oswego. “It just kept growing and growing,” Bill Sr. said. “That’s the reason I moved here, because I was skeptical when they first planned the Oswego shop. When I saw how well it was working, I knew I wanted to move here and help out.” Tensions arose between the family early on though, and Bill Sr. bought his

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