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Greetings From Asbury Park: Paul McCartney, Wife Dine In The City
Greetings From Asbury Park: Paul McCartney, Wife Dine In The City
Breaking: McCartney is performing in New Jersey and New York in coming days on his "One On One" tour.
By Karen Wall (Patch Staff)
September 4, 2017

Greetings From Asbury Park: Paul McCartney, Wife Dine In The City

ASBURY PARK, NJ — Seeing famous musicians at the Jersey Shore is not exactly a surprise to most folks, what with Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi hailing from the area.

Some summers, Springsteen sightings are as frequent as fireworks displays that fill the night skies along the boardwalks at at the Lakewood BlueClaws stadium.

There are some celebrities, however, who keep a much lower profile despite their ties to Jersey. Among them: Paul McCartney.

The former Beatle was seen Sunday night in Asbury Park having dinner with his wife, Nancy Shevell, at Jimmy's Italian Restaurant on Asbury Avenue.

Shevell is reportedly from Edison and her parents own a home in Long Branch. She and McCartney, who have been married since 2011, are in the area as the former Beatle continues his "One On One" tour.

McCartney, 75, has six performances scheduled in the New York City area beginning Sept. 11 with two at the Prudential Center in Newark, followed by two at Madison Square Garden and two at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. He heads to Syracuse, NY, after that, and has stops in Uniondale, NY, and Detroit before for heading off to stops in South America and Australia.

Shevell is the vice president of the massive trucking firm New England Motor Freight (NEMF) that is headed by her father, Myron Shevell.

Paul McCartney performing in Uruguay in 2014 during his Out There! Tour. Photo by Jimmy Baikovicius, via Flickr, under Creative Commons license
Paul McCartney in NJ; Beatle ate dinner at Jimmy's in Asbury Park
Chris Jordan
Published Sept. 4, 2017

Paul McCartney
Nancy Shevell and Paul McCartney shown here at the 10th anniversary celebration of "The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil" at The Mirage Hotel & Casino on July 14, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. They were in Asbury Park on Sunday, Sept. 3.
(Photo: Gabe Ginsberg, Getty Images)

He liked it, yeah, yeah, yeah.

Paul McCartney and wife Nancy Shevell had dinner Sunday at the landmark Jimmy’s Italian Restaurant in Asbury Park.

“He said tell the chef that everything was excellent,” said waitress Bernadette Kozlowski.

He ate a vegetarian meal at Jimmy’s.

McCartney and Shevell were part of a party of six that included members of Shevell’s family. Shevell is a graduate of J.P. Stevens High School in Edison.

“Everybody was fine, nobody was running up to him,” said Maureen Beaver, manager of Jimmy’s. “A few tables saw him and recognized and went over and said hello. The cutest thing was when he was leaving, a couple at the bar, they went ‘Ohh ohh ohh!’ and Paul McCartney went, ‘Ohh ohh ohh!’ He was very down to earth. A very nice person.”

Bernadette Kozlowski and Maureen Beaver of Jimmy's
Bernadette Kozlowski and Maureen Beaver of Jimmy's Italian Restaurant in Asbury Park stand at the table where Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell dined on Sunday, Sept. 3. (Photo: Chris Jordan)

The Shevells have Asbury Park roots: the former Harry and Mina Walters of Asbury Park are Nancy Shevell’s grandparents, and are broadcaster Barbara Walters’ aunt and uncle. Harry Walters, a native of England, started a dry goods store on Cookman Avenue in Asbury Park, which grew into the Walters Department Store. He also owned stores in Long Branch and Freehold. A daughter, Arlene Walters, married Myron "Mike" Shevell, formerly of Edison. Nancy Shevell is their daughter.

Nancy Shevell’s family operates the Elizabeth-based New England Motor Freight company, whose trucks one often sees on Jersey highways, and she was a board member of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Jimmy’s is the place where the stars dine in Asbury Park. Joe Pesci, Vincent Pastore, Ray Liotta, Danny DeVito and Bruce Springsteen have all been to Jimmy’s.

The McCartney appearance is a special one, Beaver said. Yet, the former Beatle was given his space.

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