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William N. Gill Sr., owner of Village Sub Shop chain

William N. Gill Sr., owner of Village Sub Shop chain

William N. Gill Sr., founder of the Village Sub Shop chain that had numerous sites in the city and Baltimore County and later included the Steak & Rib Restaurant, died Saturday of a heart attack at his Lutherville home. He was 82. William Norton Gill Sr., who was born and raised in the former 10th Ward in Baltimore, graduated in 1950 from Mount St. Joseph High School in Irvington. He later worked for the old State Roads Commission and was a frozen food salesman. While sitting in a shopping center one day, Mr. Gill realized it would be the perfect location for a pizza shop. So he borrowed his wife's savings of $700 and opened his first Village Sub Shop in a former garage in the...

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