The Cabell-Huntington Convention and Visitors Bureau is requesting proposals from qualified restaurateurs to take over approximately 1,604 square feet of restaurant space in the visitors center at Heritage Station, according to bureau director Tyson Compton.
A chief anchor for tourism in downtown Huntington, West Virginia, the center and station attract daytime and evening traffic from visitors and locals alike, says Compton, who will be accepting proposals until 10 a.m. December 20, 2018, at the bureau at 210 11th Street.
Formerly occupied by River & Rail Bakery, Compton said the space is ideally suited for a restaurant that can provide refreshment while enhancing the experience of bureau visitors, driving traffic to Heritage Station and the Red Caboose gift shop.
"Heritage Station is obviously a destination for tourists coming in to plan their visit and shop at the Red Caboose," he said, "but it's also a draw for local people who have friends, family and business associates who are coming to town who they direct here for visitor information."
The former station for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, the restored complex is among West Virginia's most lauded historic landmarks and is located in the busy riverfront area near Pullman Square, Harris Riverfront Park, and the Big Sandy Superstore Arena.
Compton said the bureau is looking for a tenant that will also serve as a goodwill ambassador for the bureau and the City of Huntington and Cabell and Wayne counties.
For more information, contact the Cabell-Huntington CVB at 304-525-7333 or at tyson@VisitHuntingtonWV.org.