Primanti Bros. to Open in Weirton

Local residents who enjoy their sandwiches topped with tomatoes, house-made cole slaw and fresh-cut fries won’t have to go far beginning this fall.
Primanti Bros. Restaurant and Bar, a staple of the Pittsburgh food scene for 90 years, will be locating its newest eatery in Weirton later this year.
The building, already under construction within the Three Springs business plaza, has been in the works for more than a year, according to property owner and developer Jesse Krieg, who explained he had heard rumors Primanti Bros. was considering opening a new restaurant in the Ohio Valley.
The restaurant traces its roots to 1933, when Joe Primanti operated a sandwich cart, and then a storefront, in Pittsburgh’s Strip District. Later joined by his two brothers, the business became known for their sandwiches, which combined typical ingredients with the “side” of fries, with local shift workers and delivery drivers becoming a mainstay of their early clientele.
Today, Primanti’s has approximately 40 locations in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Florida, Maryland, Michigan and Indiana.
Much of the Weirton project work is staying local, with Grae-Con serving as general contractor, and WesBanco providing financing for the construction.
The building is set to be 7,000 square feet once complete, with Primanti’s setting up within 4,000 square feet and adding 1,000 square feet for an outdoor patio. The remaining 3,000 square feet is being eyed for future use by at least one, possibly two, businesses.
Primanti Brothers will be the latest business to become a part of the business plaza, which has seen renovations and new tenants in recent years. In 2021, Big Lots and ALDI opened in an area once occupied by a Kmart. Then, in late 2022, O’Reilly Autoparts opened shop in a nearby free-standing building constructed within the plaza.