Penny Hill Story
upon a time in Vero Beach, Florida, Wally and
Shelvie Bizwell owned and operated a small ice
cream shop. The dream grew as well as the shop
to include subs and salads.
lady they hired to assist them had worked
previously in a little shop overlooking Delaware
Bay. She told the story that people would pay a
penny to ride the ferry across the bay to the
shops and the area became known as Penny Hill.
The story appealed to Wally, and although his
menu differed from the original shop, he used
the name and Penny Hill Subs was born.
shops later from Florida to Oklahoma, the location on First Street in
Union City, Tennessee opened in 1996. Wally and Shelvie kept it small
and operated it at their own pace until selling it to frequent
customers Bill and Jan Coffey in 1999.
the next 16 Years the Coffeys pursed their dreams,
in the foot steps that Walley had started. The
Coffeys then added a special touch with long hours
and hard work to developed a wonderful new era
for Penny Hill. After
three successful years at the first Union City location, a new
building was built. Upon moving into the new site
the Coffeys combined their tradition of quality food, service, and
love of people with a 50's style and feel, the dream
became a reality.
2015, The Penny Hill Shoppe was sold to the next set of dreamers, Hope
and Curtis Dortch.
and Curtis Dortch
Hope as an employee, cook and manager for 8 years,
plans to carry on the high standards of great food and services as her
would like to thank all our customers, old and new, who have allowed
all of us to get to know you and your family. A special thanks goes
out to the Bizwells and Coffeys. Let the great tradition move forward.
Come by and enjoy the Penny Hill Shoppe experience!