A new lounge is preparing to open in downtown Beckley. The new lounge is called Publicity, located on Neville Street, near the Theatre West Virginia. It’s been under the works for a little over a year now and they’re ready to open their doors. They’re hoping to open to the public, Feb.1, 2018. Owner of Publicity, David Kirkpatrick, said he’s looking for it to be a place people can eat and play video games.
“I’ve been to a video game lounge and it’s a vibrant atmosphere, you see people competing on their video games, enjoying food. They do that at home already now so they might as well come here on a little larger scale and a little more sociable scale,” Kirkpatrick said.
The lounge is multi-leveled and Kirkpatrick has plans to add more to the lounge as a whole.