EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSHeritage Station Takes Off As Retail, Restaurant Venue
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Reported by: Dan Matics
Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Reported: Aug. 4, 2013 10:03 PM EDT
Updated: Aug. 5, 2013 10:48 AM EDT
Huntington , Cabell County , West Virginia
An historical site in the heart of Huntington is booming with local business.
Heritage Station has been a fixture in the River City for decades, but recently, the refurbished venue has taken off as a retail and restaurant haven.
Dozens in town are spending their Sunday afternoons shopping at the Wild Ramp market, one of the most popular and quickly-growing stores at Heritage Station.
Ross Germi makes a weekly trip because the market is nonprofit and all the money goes directly to local farmers.
"Its always nice to see a place that’s going to bring people together," Germi said.
A home-grown business model is the theme of Heritage Station, housing almost two dozen local businesses.
For Jeff McKay, construction continues. He chose Heritage Station to open a craft beer bar.
"It was a no brainer," McKay said.
McKay hopes to be open within a month, and said he couldn't think of a better location.
"It's complimentary to the other shops,” he said. “I feel like we'll be the last piece of the puzzle."
The last piece of a puzzle, be it beer or lettuce, one thing is certain: this former train station is full steam ahead
The tap house, which will have craft beer opens at the end of August, and Heritage Station will have a Rails and Ales Festival on Aug. 17.
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