SALYERSVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) After a tornado damaged parts of Magoffin County in 2012 many people in the community say there wasn't much left, which is why one man is opening a new business in the area. The owner is combining two of his loves into one in the hopes it will help the community rebuild.
Terry Salyer has been selling coffee for thirty five years.
"We thought well what goes along with coffee is families and stuff like that so what we did was we got another unit here which we will put a theater in," said Salyer.
He is opening the Broadway Coffee and Sweet Shop and next door the Parkway Arts Center.
"It’s kind of a new concept that we put together but they go kind of hand in hand," Salyer added.
The coffee shop will serve a variety of specialty drinks at affordable prices and the arts center will have a theater for live shows and will also offer a variety of classes.
"Were trying to do a wide variety of community-based things other than just the performing arts to try to meet some of the needs we have in the community," Salyer said.
Salyer said his vision for this project is to bring a community together.
“Salyersville has always welcomed economic growth. We’re hoping this will draw in more people and also help our youth stay out of trouble," said a Magoffin Subway employee, Lorna Wilson.
"I think it's great for Magoffin County. I know we always see kids on the street there’s nothing in this area for young people and I think it will be fantastic for young people." Added a Shell convenient store employee, Evelyn Keeton.
"We want it to be something that will be a very positive impact for people in our community," said Salyer.
He said he hopes the opening of this business will draw others into the community. Both businesses are expected to open in the beginning of December.