The West Virginia Power's baseball season may be over, but one of its biggest attractions is still up and running. And now undergoing some changes.
The Power Alley Grill has only been open for six months, but the restaurant is now under new management.
Promotional events draw attention to the restaurant, but the Power's General Manager Andy Milovich wants a packed crowd year round. “We're excited to get more involved with the restaurant because we have so much fun and creative people on the baseball side of things that we think we can inject some of those ideas, promotions into the restaurant”
Until now, Chef Robert Wong, who also owns the Bridge Road Bistro's been managing the restaurant, .but Andy Milovich says the change isn't unexpected. “The management agreement we had with Robert, Chef Wong was to really open and oversee and launch. Build out...up and running. “
“No a lot of us had no clue what was going on or what was going to happen.” Employees like Amy palmer say they were just worried about their jobs – but Milovich says they're keeping the staff and most of the menu -- but he does see some changes. “Focus on atmosphere of the restaurant and sports bar so when you come in it's less about a sit down dining experience and more about a part of something fun and a great night out”
We spoke with Chef Wong and he says he believes the restaurant is being left in good hands. He adds he was brought in to prepare the restaurant for its first season.
This week Chef Wong is opening a new restaurant in Beckley.