Demolition of old hotel makes way for new one in Hurricane

September 28, 2018

The old Budget Inn motel, just off the Hurricane exit on I-64, was being demolished this week by the new property owner AB Contracting Inc. to make way for possibly a new hotel on the same parcel of land.

HURRICANE — Hurricane Mayor Scott Edwards says he is very excited about efforts to have a new hotel in the city.

“Having a new hotel here will be awesome for Hurricane and will attract other businesses as well, including nice, sit-down restaurants,” Edwards said.

Edwards made his comments as the old Budget Inn motel, just off the Hurricane exit on I-64, was being demolished by the new property owner, AB Contracting Inc.

“I spoke to a representative of AB Contracting Inc., the new owner of the Budget Inn and the gravel lot behind it, and he stated that he is currently in negotiations with national hotel chains and hopes to have something lined out soon,” Edwards said on Tuesday.

Edwards added that the representative told him the company is hoping to start building a new hotel this coming spring on the parcel of land.

VALLEY HEALTH: Valley Health is expanding the comprehensive optical care it offers at its Wayne health center by adding optometrist Elizabeth DiStefano and optician Ted Lambert to its team, the company announced in a press release earlier this week.

With the addition of these new, full-time optical team members, a wide range of optical services are now accessible four days a week at Valley Health — Wayne, including routine eye exams, detection and diagnosis of eye diseases, prescription treatment for eye diseases, OCT exams, removal of foreign bodies from the eye, children’s optical care, contact lens prescriptions and fittings, and glasses prescriptions and fittings, the company said in the release.

In addition, Valley Health — Wayne also operates a retail optical store that offers a wide selection of eyeglass frames, including designer options such as Kate Spade, Oakley, Ray-Ban and more, according to the release.

“While we have been offering optical services on a limited basis in Wayne for a period of time, the addition of Elizabeth DiStephano and Ted Lambert gives us the opportunity to take the optical care we provide in Wayne County to a new level,” Valley Health Executive Director and CEO Steve Shattls said in the release.

DiStefano, who is originally from Ripley, West Virginia, has six years of optometry experience. She is actively accepting patients, and appointments can be made on Mondays and Thursdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. and Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. For those seeking a Friday appointment, DiStephano will accept patients at Valley Health-East Huntington from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., the release stated.

For more information, call Valley Health — Wayne at 304-272-5136.

In addition to optical care, Valley Health — Wayne, located at 42 McGinnis Drive, offers family medicine, internal medicine, pediatric, ob/gyn, behavioral health, dentistry, and on-site pharmacy and lab services.

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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