Patriotism offered daily at W.Va. restaurant, bar

New Business Spotlight

December 30, 2012
  • Garland Hess is the co-owner of The Patriot Grille, which opened Oct. 14 at 50 Lola Way in Martinsburg, W.Va.
By Ric Dugan/Staff Photographer

Name of business: The Patriot Grille

Owners: David and Garland Hess

Address: 50 Lola Way, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Opening date: Oct. 14, 2012

Products and services: Full-service kitchen, daily lunch specials, bar, two pool tables, shuffle bowl machine, Golden Tee golf game, four big-screen televisions, live music, karaoke on Thursday nights, DJ on weekends, and video lottery expected in the near future

Target market: Enlistees, guardsmen and guardswomen, retired military, and anyone with a love for the United States, freedom, democracy and unity

How did you get into your business, and what motivated you to start it? We got into the hospitality business because our construction business was sluggish at best due to the economy. David Hess always wanted to own a restaurant and bar, and worked in a few as a bartender during the winter.

Previous business experience: More than 30 years in the construction industry

Number of employees: Two

Hours: Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to midnight; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. to midnight

Phone number: 304-267-0700


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