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Hoss's in Somerset is closing Sunday. Here's why.

Hoss's Steak & Sea House will be closing its Somerset location this week. CFO Carl Raup said Hoss's told employees on Monday that the location will be closed starting Sunday. He attributed the closing to a combination of factors, including declining sales during the COVID-19 pandemic. "And the property is...
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Allegany County, MDCumberland Times-News

Dunkin' Donuts expects fall opening

LAVALE — Nearly two years after announcing intentions to bring a store to Allegany County, a Dunkin’ Donuts spokesman said Thursday the company had firmed up those plans. The baked goods and coffee chain is expected to open in the fall in LaVale Plaza on National Highway, at the former location of First Peoples Community Federal Credit Union. A banner proclaiming “Dunkin’ Coming Soon” hung from the building Thursday.
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Garrett County, MDCumberland Times-News

Burglary reported at Oakland Golf Course, restaurant

OAKLAND — An electric meter was pulled from the wall during a burglary of the Oakland Golf Course and Shrimp on the Barbie restaurant that was discovered Sunday when an employee reported for work, according to Oakland City Police and the Garrett County Sheriff’s Office. Investigation determined the break-in occurred...
Cumberland, MDCumberland Times-News

COVID relief funding available to restaurants

CUMBERLAND — The U.S. Small Business Administration is opening Restaurant Revitalization Fund registration and applications. Online applications remain open to any eligible establishment until all funds are exhausted. “Restaurants are the core of our neighborhoods and propel economic activity on main streets across the nation,” said SBA Administrator Isabella Guzman....
Garrett County, MDCumberland Times-News

McDonald's owner shares pandemic practices

OAKLAND — John Ebert, the McDonald’s franchisee for Garrett County, was recently featured on the “Inspiring Conversations” podcast produced by Notre Dame University. Ebert, an alumni of the university and owner/operator of 40 restaurants in Maryland, West Virginia and Pennsylvania, shared leadership lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic. The virtual...
Frostburg, MDCumberland Times-News

Police investigating incidents at Chinese restaurant

FROSTBURG — A local Chinese restaurant is adding more security cameras and has covered its windows with boards after they were damaged on three separate occasions since January. Frostburg Police Chief Nick Costello said Thursday his department is investigating the incidents at Eastern Express on Main Street, and all three...
Ursina, PADaily American Online

New B&B with bakery and pizza place attached opens in Ursina

URSINA — Monday morning, the pizza dough was rising, and Margaret Duritsky was putting the final touches to her Reds Roost Inn for its grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony that afternoon. “I am following my dream,” said the new Ursina business owner of the bed and breakfast. “It opened...
Cumberland, MDCumberland Times-News

Chicken, community on menu at Lost Mountain BBQ

CUMBERLAND — Armed with an ample amount of meats and ideas for humorous adages, Josh Arnold said he hopes to help enhance the already strong sense of community that exists among the retailers on Centre Street and throughout downtown. Arnold is the head chef and owner of Lost Mountain BBQ...
Kingwood, WVWVNews

McDonald's working on solutions for traffic problem

KINGWOOD — The ownership of the Kingwood McDonald’s is aware of the traffic problem and is working on solutions to resolve it. Mayor Jean Manuel Guillot talked to the director of operations and the Kingwood McDonald’s manager, who said the peak traffic times are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The...
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Meals on Wheels menu March 15-19

Meals on Wheels delivers a hot meal Monday through Friday to Somerset, Edie, Quecreek, Acosta, Gray, Jennerstown, Jenners, Jenner Crossroads, Ferrellton, Boswell, Jerome, Thomas Mills, Stoystown, Kantner, Hooversville, Friedens, Geiger, Listie, Roxbury, Brotherton, Berlin, Macdonaldton, Davidsville, Seanor, Carpenter Park, Tire Hill, Hollsopple, Old Somerset Pike, Lavansville and Rockwood. Somerset Church...
Cumberland, MDCumberland Times-News

Don Ward celebrates opening Chick-fil-A

CUMBERLAND — Don Ward took a leap of faith on March 5, 1981, and brought Chick-fil-A to the hills of Western Maryland. Throughout the last 40 years, he has served his community and the residents of LaVale and Cumberland as well as the surrounding areas. His Country Club Mall store...
Kingwood, WVWVNews

Kingwood council told of traffic problems at McDonald's

KINGWOOD — Fast food is slowing traffic on W.Va. 7 in Kingwood. Kingwood resident Robert Goodwin brought the problem to the attention of the City Council on Tuesday, saying the problem on the road in front of McDonald’s is really bad during breakfast and lunch. “The traffic is backed up...
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Pizza orders to benefit United Way

On Feb. 17, Domino’s Pizza locations in Johnstown and Somerset are selling pizzas to raise money for the United Way of the Laurel Highlands. Part of the proceeds from food orders placed that day at Domino’s locations in Richland Township, Westmont and Somerset are to be donated to the local United Way organization to help it meet basic human needs across the region, provide early education, parent support, youth drug and alcohol prevention, and other crucial work.
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United Way fundraiser Wednesday

Domino’s Pizza locations in Johnstown and Somerset are helping to tackle some of the area’s biggest community needs. On Wednesday, a portion of proceeds earned that day will be donated to the United Way of the Laurel Highlands. The charitable organization will put the money to work in efforts to meet basic human needs across the region, as well as provide early education, parent support and youth drug and alcohol prevention and other crucial work.
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Entrepreneur has plans for former Frank's Pizza

Joe Fetzer was sitting on the second floor of Uptown Works in Somerset recently when something caught his attention as he was looking out the window. It was Frank’s Pizza, the shuttered restaurant that has been a community staple for decades. “I said, ‘I am going to buy that building,’”...
Terra Alta, WVWVNews

Alpine Lake Resort announces new restaurant menu

TERRA ALTA — Alpine Lake Resort is now offering a creative new menu designed by Le Cordon Bleu-trained Chef Debbie Collins. This menu will be offered this off-season in the resort’s Evergreen Dining Room located in the Alpine Lake Resort lodge. An additional and refreshed peak season menu will be...
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Work has started at former Lamonica's; Domino's move slated for mid-April

The business owners who bought two former Somerset restaurants last year are reporting progress on the remodeling and reopening plans. Thomas and Katherine Varner are in the process of putting more than $50,000 of work into the former Lamonica’s Restaurant along Somerset Pike near Boswell. They, however, are not opening...
Cumberland, MDCumberland Times-News

'Low and slow': Barbecue restaurant coming to downtown

CUMBERLAND — Residents of the tri-state area will soon be able to purchase barbecue in downtown Cumberland. Joshua Arnold, who operates Lost Mountain BBQ in Romney, West Virginia, is opening a second eatery of the same name at 49 N. Centre St. The new restaurant is expected to open in three weeks.