December 30, 2012
Name of business: The Patriot Grille
Owners: David and Garland Hess
Address: 50 Lola Way, Martinsburg, W.Va.
Opening date: Oct. 14, 2012
Products and services: Full-service kitchen, daily lunch specials, bar, two pool tables, shuffle bowl machine, Golden Tee golf game, four big-screen televisions, live music, karaoke on Thursday nights, DJ on weekends, and video lottery expected in the near future
Target market: Enlistees, guardsmen and guardswomen, retired military, and anyone with a love for the United States, freedom, democracy and unity
How did you get into your business, and what motivated you to start it? We got into the hospitality business because our construction business was sluggish at best due to the economy. David Hess always wanted to own a restaurant and bar, and worked in a few as a bartender during the winter.
Previous business experience: More than 30 years in the construction industry
Number of employees: Two
Hours: Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to midnight; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. to midnight
Phone number: 304-267-0700
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