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BUSINESS BEAT: New Waffle House opening soon in Barboursville

January 3, 2019 GMT

HUNTINGTON - A new Waffle House is close to opening in Barboursville, near the Huntington Mall.

Crews working at the site of the new location on U.S. 60 between the East Mall Road and West Mall Road exits on Interstate 64, across from the Holiday Inn and next door to King Cut Rate Tobacco and Liquor, said the construction process is now focused on the inside of the building.

Jessica Belcher, a human resources official with the company, said applications are being accepted and the new business should open very soon. She did not give a specific date, and workers at the site said it would be at least a few more weeks before the project is completed.

Waffle House restaurants operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year.

Nationwide, Waffle House operates more than 1,500 company and franchisee-owned restaurants.

NEW DAIRY QUEEN: I’m hearing that the old Hooters location in Barboursville is going to be a Dairy Queen.

I have spoken with the developer and should have more information soon about the development project.

TANYARD STATION: It was exciting to see the first four tenants open at the new Tanyard Station retail development site in Barboursville.

Longhorn Steakhouse is scheduled to be the next business to open at the site on Tuesday, Jan. 22. No other new tenants have been announced.

However, there appears to be an interesting change to the Tanyard Station site plan. It’s now showing a large “Wholesale” tenant on the backside of the property. Also, there’s now what appears to be a fueling station across U.S. 60 where the DOH garage is now.

HUNTINGTON FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK: Huntington Federal Savings Bank announced Wednesday that it has increased its one- and five-year certificate of deposit (CD) rates.

The new rates are 2.12 percent for one year compounded quarterly; 1.86 percent for two years compounded quarterly; 1.41 percent for three years compounded quarterly; and 3.03 percent for five years compounded quarterly.

COFFEE & CONVERSATION: The Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce will present its Coffee & Conversation series, sponsored by Community Trust Bank, at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11.

The featured speaker will be Sheila Redling, author and former morning radio host. She is a graduate of Georgetown University with a degree in English. Redling is the author of more than a half-dozen novels, including the best-selling thrillers “Flowertown” and “The Widow File.”

The event will be at the Cabell Huntington Convention & Visitors Bureau in Heritage Station at 210 11th St. The event is free and exclusive to chamber members, who must RSVP by calling 304-525-5131 or emailing becky@huntingtonchamber.org.

Fred Pace is the business reporter for The Herald-Dispatch. Send your business news and photos to fpace@herald-dispatch.com. You can also call 304-526-2729. Follow him at Facebook.com/FredPaceHD and via Twitter @FredPaceHD.