UPDATE 1/30/2014 4:35 PM
Starting Monday you won't have to fly on an empty stomach out of Parkersburg.
The airport restaurant takes off again.
The Mid-Ohio Valley Airport Authority has been looking for a new tenant for the former Mary's Plane View business since it closed last October.
The management change includes both the restaurant and the coffee shop.
While the new owners will still offer the usual sandwiches and burgers, the emphasis will be on home cooking.
"We'll have some good southern fried chicken, baked steak and gravy, homemade cakes and pies, homemade rolls. We still have all of our sandwiches, rolls, fries, appetizers, steaks," says co-owner Mary Browning.
Browning and her business partner, Francis Winemiller, will run the eatery, which will be named "Wings".
They've spent this month remodeling and giving it a new atmosphere.
Eating "on the fly".
A part of the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport re-opens next week.
Longtime restaurant employee Mary Browning bought the airport restaurant, and plans to open for business this Monday.
It has a new name - "Wings" - and plans a home-cooked menu featuring sandwiches and hamburgers.
The airport has been searching for a new tenant for the restaurant since Mary's Plane View closed last year.
The restaurant was one of the few eateries which stayed open immediately after the 2012 "derecho", because the airport itself operates on its own power source.