South Charleston Mayor Frank Mullens will participate in three more ribbon-cutting ceremonies over the next week, said Bob Anderson, the city's business recruiter.
There will be a ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday at the 7th Avenue Diner. Kelly Clendenin owns the restaurant, which will feature home-cooked American food. The restaurant is at 228 7th Ave.
Two ceremonies are scheduled next Thursday. There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10:30 a.m. at Big Al's Barbershop, which is in the Jefferson Road Plaza, behind Blue's Barbeque.
Another ceremony is scheduled for 11 a.m. at OnPointe Dancewear, which is at 702 Jefferson Road, across from the State Police headquarters.
Late last month Mullens participated in four ribbon-cutting ceremonies: At Brenda Thompson's This and That Shop, 209 D St.; at the Appalachian Coin Shop, 616 D St.; at Yen Nguyen's Vietnamese sandwich shop, Yen's Sandwiches, 606 D St.; and at Rising Goddess Goods, a variety store at 310 7th Ave.
"These are among 10 new businesses in South Charleston," Anderson said. "We're having ribbon-cutting ceremonies as fast as we can."
AT&T plans to invest, expand its networks
AT&T announced it would invest $14 billion over the next three years to expand its wireless and wire-line broadband networks.
Spokeswoman Gayle Kansagor said, "At this point it is too early for us to be able to discuss the investment on a state-by-state basis. At the moment, I can just say that a portion of the investment will be made in West Virginia."