Possible Rural King to replace K-Mart in Elkview


ELKVIEW, W.Va. (WOWK) – K-Mart is closing in Elkview as part of their nationwide downsize, and now an upgrade may be in the works.

Delegate Dean Jeffries reached out to the Rural King Chief Executive’s Office in September to try and schedule a time to meet and discuss a possibility of opening a store in Elkview. They will be visiting in November to view the location.

“I think we would be a great fit. We both stand for Second Amendment rights. The people up here like to hunt and fish, so the Second Amendment and freedom is important to the community”, says Jeffries.

After the 2016 flood ravaged the Elkview community, a lot of business was lost in the Crossings Mall. But Jeffries says he hopes opening a Rural King store could help bring more business and jobs to the area.

“We’re slowly coming back, businesses are coming here, but we think once we get our new school that was lost in the flood built just across the interstate, businesses will want to come and locate here”, he claims.

Elkview residents think a Rural King would be a wonderful addition to the community and are excited for the possibility.

“We love it. We always go to the one in Cross Lanes and it’s too far. We love how it’s going to be close to us, it has everything we need”, says Elkview resident Amanda Schultz.

Delegate Jeffries says he’s optimistic Rural King will want to fill the Crossing Mall property.

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