So Angelina! creates homemade Italian cuisine for carryout crowd
New Business Spotlight
Angela Jones owns So Angelina! Homemade to Go at 304 W. Washington St. in Charles Town, W.Va. (By Kevin G. Gilbert/Staff Photographer)
Owner: Angela Jones
Address: 304 W. Washington St., Charles Town, W.Va.
Opening date: Mid-November 2011
Products and services: Italian carryout cafe with fine food, fine wine and fine gifts. There is a lunch menu, as well as dinner entrees and desserts. The business sells Italian wines, does wine tastings, and food and wine pairings by reservation. It also offers homemade carryout catering.
How did you get into your business, and what motivated you to start it? I have been in the insurance industry since I was 15 years old. We have had our own agency, and now all three of our grown sons are in the business. This opened up an opportunity to do something I have dreamed of since I was a young girl. I spent a lot of time with my Italian aunts in their restaurants and bakeries, and always dreamed of having my own someday that I could pass down to my family. I love to cook, and people always seem to smile when they come into my kitchen and enjoy my food. I was encouraged by my family and friends to do this.
Previous business experience: My family has owned the Jones Insurance Agency for almost 20 years.
Number of employees: One
Hours: Wednesday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Phone number: 304-725-9008
Facebook page: So Angelina Homemade To Go