Cathedral Cafe celebrates 20 years with parade through Fayetteville

FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WOAY) – Twenty years ago, on this day, the Bayes family took over Cathedral Cafe in Fayetteville, and it has since become a town staple.

To celebrate the anniversary, they were originally planning a party, but in these current times, a parade through town seemed more fitting.

The parade was both a way for the community to show their support and for the cafe to show some love right back.

For Cassidy Bayes, the daughter of owner Wendy Bayes, she was four-and-a-half when her parents took over the cafe and feels as though she has grown up with it and has enjoyed watching it grow,

“How they’ve adapted over the last few years and how my mom has adapted over the last couple years has been amazing,” Cassidy Bayes said. “They used to only be opened half the time, not even seven days a week, just for breakfast and lunch, then she started doing dinners then they were able to get their alcohol license, then they had live music and all kinds of stuff, and it’s been awesome to watch her grow and watch this place grow.”

Those in the parade handed out free mugs and local musician Andrew Adkins played from the back of a truck.

Anna Saunders
Anna Saunders is a weekend reporter for WOAY. With a diploma from Princeton Senior High School and a mother from Fayette County, she is no stranger to the area. She received a degree in Media Arts and Design from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia and wanted to return home to start her career as a reporter.