Published On: Fri, Nov 22nd, 2013

Ronceverte bustles with new business

Competitive rates on buildings available to rent in downtown Ronceverte are bringing in small businesses at a quick pace.

Three vacancies have recently been filled with a construction company, new automotive center and a gaming center.

Adam Whanger’s construction company was doing well enough to require more space than working from a private residence could support. Whanger Construction is now located at 211 Chestnut Street under the railroad bridge just past the Ronceverte Post Office. Whanger provides new construction, remodeling and excavation services. Their new phone number is 304-992-2127.

The previous True Value property at 314 Monroe Avenue over by Island Park is the new home of Pickering Automotive. Danny Pickering, owner and 30 year Ronceverte resident, is happy about bringing his business to the Friendly River Citv along with all the other growth. The time is right. Pickering says, “We’ll be offering 33 years of experience providing tune-ups, break jobs, engine swaps, oil changes and diagnostic services.” The automotive shop will be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. and 9 a.m. until 12 noon on Saturdays. Call them at 304-646-0605.

The Arcade reopened at 810 Monroe Avenue and is a destination place for playing Galaga and other throwbacks from the heyday of arcade gaming. The Tales of the Crypt pinball machine is also featured in great condition. The Arcade is open Monday through Saturday from 5 until 11 p.m. The Arcade will be closed on Tuesdays through the winter. Robert Johnson, owner and operator says, “This is a no alcohol facility and has a zero tolerance for drugs.”

The family friendly arcade features affordable party packages. One starts at $50 for two hours and will include using the pool tables and corn-hole games. Call the Arcade at 304-661-2720.

Lisa Circle, Main Street program manager for Ronceverte Development Corporation, invites area residents to, “Stop by and welcome our new businesses to town and take advantage of what they have to offer.”