River and Rail Bakery at Heritage Station closes

November 9, 2018

Kim Baker, owner of River and Rail Bakery in Huntington, receives a gift basket from Amber Wilson of the West Virginia District Office of the Small Business Administration's as she is honored by the Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce for winning the WV SBA's annual West Virginia Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year on March 28 at River and Rail Bakery in Huntington. Last week, Baker announced that the business was closing.

HUNTINGTON — It’s official: River and Rail at Heritage Station in Huntington is closed for good.

“River and Rail Bakery, in its current state, has become unsustainable,” owner Kim Baker posted on the River and Rail Facebook page.

In March, Baker was recognized as the West Virginia Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year at the Huntington Convention and Visitors Bureau office adjacent to the bakery.

Baker said at that time she was overwhelmed and honored by the award.

“It’s been a hard struggle for my little business,” she said.

Baker opened the River & Rail Bakery in 2011. It served fresh-baked bread every day alongside pastries and gourmet coffee.

“I want to thank you all for your love, your support, your friendships,” Baker said on the Facebook page. “These past 7-plus years have been some of the best years of my life. To the wonderful people who’ve worked with me in the past, I love you all. I wish you all well, and I love Huntington with all my heart. Be well, shop local, and eat real food.”

ASPIRE: Aspire to Inspire Behavioral Health and Addiction Services is hosting a grand opening of its newest office, located at 3847 Teays Valley Road, Suite B, in Hurricane, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 10.

This event is open to the public and there is no cost to attend.

Aspire to Inspire is a locally-owned practice providing professional counseling for mental health, trauma and addiction as well as consultation services, community outreach, public speaking, and clinical supervision.

For more information, call 304-760-9945.

ENSTYLE: EnStyle Salon & Spa, located at 6007 U.S. 60 East, Suite 108, in Barboursville is celebrating 15 years of servicing the Tri-State area.

During the week of Nov. 12-16, which includes Monday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., EnStyle will offer 15 percent off all retail and giveaways.

For more information, visit their Facebook page or website at http://enstylesalonandspa.com.

SHEETZ: Sheetz, one of America’s fastest-growing family-owned and-operated convenience store chains, will show its respect and gratitude for veterans and active-duty military personnel on Veterans Day by offering a free meal and a free car wash.

On Sunday, Nov. 11, Sheetz invites all veterans and active-duty military personnel to enjoy a free 6-inch turkey sub and a regular-size fountain drink at any of Sheetz’s 582 store locations. Sheetz locations offering car washes also will provide a free car wash to veterans and active-duty military. Military ID or proof of service must be presented to qualify.

To locate the nearest Sheetz location, visit www.sheetz.com.

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.

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