CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Capitol Complex employees could have a new lunch option on campus, with the state Division of Rehabilitation Services seeking permission to renovate an underused cafeteria area in the Caperton Center.
Located between the Building 5 and 6 office towers on the Capitol Complex, in recent years, the Building 7 cafeteria space has had vending machines only.
"The intent is to renovate that space, and update it with some new equipment to get back to providing short-order menu items," Tracy Carr, division spokeswoman, said Wednesday.
The operator of the Capitol food court, Terry Arthur, would also run the Building 7 cafeteria, she said.
Arthur took over management of the $3.7 million Capitol food court in January 2012, after two previous operators had bowed out in its first four years of operations.
Currently, Arthur provides a limited lunch menu in Building 7, with food sent over from the Capitol kitchen in a catering cart, she said.
Carr said the Capitol food court has grown its lunch business to the point where competition from Building 7 should not be a factor.
"We think this is a good plan for the customers and for Mr. Arthur's business plan," she said.