Demolition exposes a little Morgantown history

Dominion Post photo by Ron Rittenhouse Key Construction continues work at the site of the former offices for BB&T bank on High Street Wednesday.

 

Dominion Post photo by Ron Rittenhouse Key Construction continues work at the site of the former offices for BB&T bank on High Street Wednesday.
Dominion Post photo by Ron Rittenhouse
Key Construction continues work at the site of the former offices for BB&T bank on High Street Wednesday.

By Sean Manning

The Dominion Post

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — An old advertisement was exposed after demolition of the former Farmers and Merchants building at 446 High St. The painted display, now worn and faded, shows ads for Comuntzis Restaurant, Coca-Cola and the Plaza Hotel — King’s.

Comuntzis Restaurant was a diner opened in 1911 by George Comuntzis at 368 High St. The restaurant served a variety of home-style meals, and was known by locals as “Where dad took his girl.”

According to Michael Mackert, of the Morgantown History Museum, Gibbie’s Pub & Eatery is now located where Comuntzis used to be…

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