CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Charleston Convention and Visitors Bureau is moving into a new, larger office at Appalachian Power Park.
CVB board members approved the move to 601 Morris St. at their board meeting Wednesday.
"It's a good move," said Charleston Mayor Danny Jones. "It doesn't have to be permanent."
The CVB's nine workers call the Charleston Civic Center home. "I've been in meetings there and you feel like you are in a sardine can," Jones said.
With upcoming Civic Center renovations and construction, coupled with the size of the CVB, the move makes sense, Jones said. He added the city owns both buildings.
CVB President Alisa Bailey said the new office space is almost double the current size but will cost an additional $1,400 per month. She hopes to be moved into the new office by the end of the calendar year.
"We have had space constraints for a while," Bailey said. "We did try and look at different options."
The Gazette reported a potential CVB move into the same office building back in 2005, but that move never materialized.
The new second-floor office space was previously occupied by another business.
Bailey said that made the move more appealing because they won't have much to do to ready the space for business.
"It is a relief for us because we can move forward with our strategy," Bailey said.
CVB's current home lacks windows and employees can only fit one person at a time in their office. Bailey added the CVB would continue to have a presence at Charleston Civic Center events.