Today’s Feature Friday spotlights Kelley’s on Bridge of Charleston, West Virginia. Kelley’s celebrated its 79th anniversary earlier this month. Founded in 1934, Kelley’s is a family business currently in its third-generation of ownership. Kelley’s opened a second location, Kelley’s on Bridge, this September. Kelley’s on Bridge focuses on the casual shopper visiting the Bridge Road boutique district and primarily carries sportswear. The original downtown store offers a more expansive selection of custom clothing and provides on-site tailoring services.
Charleston, the capital city of West Virginia, was established in 1794. Charleston witnessed rapid growth in the nineteenth-century due to its salt, coal, and natural gas industries. Today government and education play central roles in the city’s economy. Charleston hosts a variety of fairs and festivals throughout the year, including the popular West Virginia International Film Festival. The city is also home of the scenic Kanawha State Forest.