BUCKHANNON — Three business partners will be bringing more than just your average joe to downtown Buckhannon in 2018.
In fact, Rob Linger, James Kane
Linger, Kane and Lane came to Buckhannon City Council’s meeting Thursday to announce the opening of their new coffee house, restaurant
But coffee isn’t all that will be brewing at the new Stone Tower Brews. Linger, a Fairmont city councilman himself, said the outfit will sell West Virginia-based craft beer as well as breakfast, lunch
Linger said the three appreciate Buckhannon’s vibe, particularly the amount of community engagement residents demonstrate.
“We are huge supporters of
“This community really fits the type of market that we like to work with,” Linger said.
Lane addressed several questions from council, including what will be on tap – and on the menu – at Stone Tower Brews. In the morning, the shop will serve a hearty breakfast, offering fare such as scrambled eggs with a variety of fresh toppings available, in addition to homemade pastries.
“We’re targeting young professionals and businesspeople, so we’re focusing on fast lunches with sandwiches and salads,” Lane said. “For dinner, we’re really going to be offering specialty tacos, nachos and other things that go well with craft beer. We’ll also have six different taps that will be dedicated to West Virginia breweries.”
Two possible breweries likely to be featured include Big Timber Brewing in Elkins and Stumptown Ales in Davis.
“We like to work with up-and-coming breweries to incorporate our coffee into beer, and when we can do that, it makes us happy,” Lane said. “We’re really focusing on bringing the (Wesleyan) students downtown because we want them to be a vital part of the community.”
Although the three haven’t nailed down set hours, locals can expect them to be long, Lane said.
“Our Fairmont location opens at 8 a.m. and closes at 9 or 10 p.m., depending on whether it’s the weekend,” he said. “We plan to be open on Sunday. Sunday is a good downtown day here.”
Although pottery won’t be part of the operation at Stone Tower Brews as it is at Joe N’ Throw, Linger said he and his business partners have already begun making contacts with local artists, who they’re inviting to display their work on Stone Tower Brews’ walls.
“If they want us to sell it for them, we’ll put a price tag on it,” Linger said.
Mayor David McCauley said the city was “thrilled” to welcome the new coffee shop to Buckhannon.
Lane said the three have had Buckhannon “on our target map for a long time.”
A soft opening – showcasing free coffee and food samples – is planned for January, the business partners said.
Councilwoman Mary Albaugh said the addition to downtown was like an early Christmas present to the town.
“Merry Christmas, everybody!” Albaugh exclaimed. “We have
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