Chimney Corner Cafe reopens after being closed for nearly two years

CHIMNEY CORNER, WV (WOAY) – The Chimney Corner Cafe has reopened under new ownership after being closed for roughly two years. 

They’ve reopened with a newer look and a new owner. The owner Beth Burdette says she’s excited to have the place back in business. 

“We are reopening the Chimney Corner Cafe today after it’s been closed for two years. So we have brought it back to life,” Burdette said.

Burdette was also the owner of the iconic Red Oak Grill in Oak Hill before it closed down roughly a month ago. She says that she’s seen a great deal of support from the community on social media after it was announced she’d be taking up a new business venture with the Chimney Corner Cafe.

“I’ve been overwhelmed on Facebook and social media. As Jim here can attest to that, he’s seen it. It’s incredible. I’ve actually had to turn my phone off during the day.”

The cafe is located where Route 60 and 16 meet on the Midland Trail. According to the restaurant’s landlord Jim Campbell, being located in the middle of so many different tourist destinations and being right by the New River makes the place ideal for people on the road. 

“Pulls in a lot of tourism and with the Country Store on one side of the street and with the cafe here and being nestled where we are right here. They have a unique opportunity to really build what’s already happening here,” Campbell said. 

And according to Campbell, he’s excited to see these new, experienced tenants take over the restaurant and give it new life. 

“We’re real excited about them because they’re experienced restaurateurs. So I think they’re gonna do really good. They’ve got such a good reputation from their restaurant over in Oak Hill that I think they’re just gonna nail it here.”

The Chimney Corner Cafe is located on 15328 Midland Trail, between Gauley Bridge and Fayetteville.