The Dirty Bean Burns

On Nov. 10, in Marlinton, WV, a fire gutted and burned a block of downtown’s historic section. This fire took with it the beloved bike and coffee shop, the Dirty Bean. Touring and recreational cyclists frequented
“The Bean” for coffee, local gossip, good food and parts and repairs for their cycles. In addition to the bike shop, a variety store, empty store, corner spa and the residences of 7 people were destroyed or otherwise made unusable. The Dirty Bean seemed to have just undergone a nice little rennovation, opening up more seating and dining space as well as more usable retail space. It’s sad to see the one business in town that really focused on drawing and serving the bicycle tourism is now gone.

If I hear of opportunities to offer donations to assist in re-opening the Dirty Bean, or if I hear of another bike business opening in the town, I’ll post info.¬†DSC_0041 DSC_0066 DSC_0079 DSC_0104 DSC_0140 DSC_0143


About rivercityweaves

I'm a mom, wife and fiber artist, living in rural Virginia. On days I'm not creating fiber art or teaching others how to, I'm probably saddle surfing on my Bianchi, or laughing with friends.
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1 Response to The Dirty Bean Burns

  1. tootlepedal says:

    That’s bad luck. I hope it rises like a phoenix from the ashes.

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