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PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - A popular sandwich shop at the foot of Munjoy Hill in Portland will close for good after this weekend. DiPietros has been run by the same family for 69-years.

For Eleanor DiPietro, these are bittersweet days. She's looking forward to her retirement, but she's sad to see a business go that has been in her family for 69-years. When her husband Joe passed away 10-years ago she has run the place with her daughter Michele by her side.

"Very overwhelming this week with the emotion and the support and the gifts that have come in, it's been nice", said Michele DiPietro Grondin.

For Eleanor DiPietro, these are bittersweet days. She's looking forward to her retirement, but she's sad to see a business go that has been in her family for 69-years. When her husband Joe passed away 10-years ago she has run the place with her daughter Michele by her side.

The shop is famous for its Italian sandwiches. Even before 11 o'clock this morning they were flying out the door as people came to scoop em up, while they still can.

Opened in 1944 by Warren and Grace DiPietro and taken over by their son Joe, the shop has been a fixture in this neighborhood.

"My father has been coming here since they first opened the doors, so i've been coming here or eating their sandwiches pretty much since I was born", said longtime customer Asa Jordan.

There is another DiPietros run by a different family member in South Portland. That shop is not closing.

For Eleanor DiPietro, these are bittersweet days. She's looking forward to her retirement, but she's sad to see a business go that has been in her family for 69-years. When her husband Joe passed away 10-years ago she has run the place with her daughter Michele by her side.For Eleanor DiPietro, these are bittersweet days. She's looking forward to her retirement, but she's sad to see a business go that has been in her family for 69-years. When her husband Joe passed away 10-years ago she has run the place with her daughter Michele by her side.For Eleanor DiPietro, these are bittersweet days. She's looking forward to her retirement, but she's sad to see a business go that has been in her family for 69-years. When her husband Joe passed away 10-years ago she has run the place with her daughter Michele by her side.For Eleanor DiPietro, these are bittersweet days. She's looking forward to her retirement, but she's sad to see a business go that has been in her family for 69-years. When her husband Joe passed away 10-years ago she has run the place with her daughter Michele by her side.For Eleanor DiPietro, these are bittersweet days. She's looking forward to her retirement, but she's sad to see a business go that has been in her family for 69-years. When her husband Joe passed away 10-years ago she has run the place with her daughter Michele by her side.For Eleanor DiPietro, these are bittersweet days. She's looking forward to her retirement, but she's sad to see a business go that has been in her family for 69-years. When her husband Joe passed away 10-years ago she has run the place with her daughter Michele by her side.For Eleanor DiPietro, these are bittersweet days. She's looking forward to her retirement, but she's sad to see a business go that has been in her family for 69-years. When her husband Joe passed away 10-years ago she has run the place with her daughter Michele by her side.For Eleanor DiPietro, these are bittersweet days. She's looking forward to her retirement, but she's sad to see a business go that has been in her family for 69-years. When her husband Joe passed away 10-years ago she has run the place with her daughter Michele by her side.For Eleanor DiPietro, these are bittersweet days. She's looking forward to her retirement, but she's sad to see a business go that has been in her family for 69-years. When her husband Joe passed away 10-years ago she has run the place with her daughter Michele by her side.For Eleanor DiPietro, these are bittersweet days. She's looking forward to her retirement, but she's sad to see a business go that has been in her family for 69-years. When her husband Joe passed away 10-years ago she has run the place with her daughter Michele by her side.For Eleanor DiPietro, these are bittersweet days. She's looking forward to her retirement, but she's sad to see a business go that has been in her family for 69-years. When her husband Joe passed away 10-years ago she has run the place with her daughter Michele by her side.For Eleanor DiPietro, these are bittersweet days. She's looking forward to her retirement, but she's sad to see a business go that has been in her family for 69-years. When her husband Joe passed away 10-years ago she has run the place with her daughter Michele by her side.For Eleanor DiPietro, these are bittersweet days. She's looking forward to her retirement, but she's sad to see a business go that has been in her family for 69-years. When her husband Joe passed away 10-years ago she has run the place with her daughter Michele by her side.For Eleanor DiPietro, these are bittersweet days. She's looking forward to her retirement, but she's sad to see a business go that has been in her family for 69-years. When her husband Joe passed away 10-years ago she has run the place with her daughter Michele by her side.For Eleanor DiPietro, these are bittersweet days. She's looking forward to her retirement, but she's sad to see a business go that has been in her family for 69-years. When her husband Joe passed away 10-years ago she has run the place with her daughter Michele by her side.For Eleanor DiPietro, these are bittersweet days. She's looking forward to her retirement, but she's sad to see a business go that has been in her family for 69-years. When her husband Joe passed away 10-years ago she has run the place with her daughter Michele by her side.For Eleanor DiPietro, these are bittersweet days. She's looking forward to her retirement, but she's sad to see a business go that has been in her family for 69-years. When her husband Joe passed away 10-years ago she has run the place with her daughter Michele by her side.

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