New Restaurant and Dining Room Planned for Fulton Area in Wheeling | News, Sports, Jobs

Photo of Eric Ayres – Dave Runkle adjusts a sign placed atop the rubble that was recently Mace’s living room on Fulton Street in Wheeling. Runkle plans to construct a new building that will house a restaurant and lounge with a small dining room that will be called Holidaze.

The Wheeling Planning Commission this week granted site plan approval for a new facility at 205 Fulton Street this spring.

Local business owner Dave Runkle and landowner Dave Shriver appeared before the Planning Commission for a review of the site plan for the Fulton Street property. The site was previously occupied by Mace’s Parlor / Hani’s Restaurant & Lounge.

Shriver noted that his late uncle, Ben Dobkin, told him that if Hani Shami ever sold Fulton Restaurant, he would have to buy it. That’s what he did. Since then, Runkle and Shriver have worked on creating a new restaurant on the site, and Runkle’s daughter Miah, a graduate of Linsly School and West Liberty University, has honed her hospitality and hospitality skills. expertise in cold cuts. with Holidaze Traiteur.

Runkle said the passion Miah puts into her restaurant business will drive the new restaurant, which they hope to open in April if all goes well.

So far, the company has received the green light from the Wheeling City Council Planning and Development Committee, which recently approved an application to redevelop the site.

The Wheeling Board of Zoning Appeals also approved waivers to allow them to construct the building to the property lines. Officials said landowners and neighboring business owners who came to speak at a public hearing on the proposal before the Zoning Appeal Board have all come out in favor of the company.

“What we want to do is create a restaurant with a small dining room that can seat up to 50 people and around 40 to 50 seats in the restaurant,” Runkle said. “It will be a steel building with a cathedral-type ceiling to be more open.

The building that housed Mace’s was demolished last fall, and Runkle said he hoped to start construction on a new, taller 5,000-square-foot building soon. There is already a parking lot adjacent to the property, and employees will be able to park nearby on a vacant lot next to the national road.

Since the property is located near Wheeling Creek and in the floodplain, it will be raised higher than street level. It will be four blocks high with stone along the base, a wooden frame with a steel exterior cladding.

The developer has already received approval for the video lottery and alcohol sales.

A number of facilities and equipment that will be used for Holidaze were purchased after the closure of Hardee’s in Wheeling and Applebee’s in the Highlands, Runkle noted.

Holidaze will have an outdoor patio, games room, bar, small dining room and indoor restaurant dining area. They should be open from 7:00 a.m. for breakfast, until lunch and dinner until 9:30 p.m. on weekdays and around 11:30 p.m. on weekends.

Homemade salted bacon, specialty roast chicken and other signature items will be among the featured menu selections. Runkle himself had operated a number of local eateries and eateries in the Ohio Valley, including Miah’s at the Day’s Inn in St. Clairsville, Route 40 Wings & Things in Elm Grove, and Michael’s Steakhouse & Lounge in Wheeling.

“His roast chicken is to die for,” said Shriver.

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