After four years of closure Kelley’s Men’s Shop on the West Side (Elk City District) is being revamped into a new woman’s health clinic.
Kelley’s ran a successful business streak for 82 years, closing their two locations in 2014 and 2016.
Many people were interested in buying the property, including Dr. David J. Patton, who made an offer and the sellers accepted.
Patton loved the Kelley’s building for it’s proximity to CAMC Women and Children’s Hospital and the convenience. He also liked how well-viewed the building is.
“What we would like for this building to be is some place my patient can come in and take care of all her services in this building,” said Patton.
He saw a need in the area for a facility that provided women all the services they need for good feminine health.
The new facility will provide annual exams, prenatal care and mammography and some aesthetics like laser hair removal. The facility will also recruit a reproductive endocrinologist and is working to build an embryology lab in conjunction with the Carolinas Fertility Institute. Infertility services will be provided as well for southern West Virginia couples struggling with infertility.
“I had to envision in my mind how this is going to fit in on the West Side, because we want to make something that looks like it belongs on the West Side, but we want something that’s beautiful and when people drive by they thing it’s a beautiful building,” said Patton.
This will be an expansion of Dr. David J. Patton MD Inc. and those involved are hoping to launch by June 1st.