Morgantown’s Teresa J. Dumire tells us what’s good in the neighborhood

Local Counsel with Teresa J. Dumire

Published in 2019 Virginia Super Lawyers Magazine

BEST PLACE TO TAKE A CLIENT

For entertainment: Milan Puskar Stadium for WVU football, WVU Coliseum for basketball or the Monongalia County Ballpark for a WV Black Bears game. For dinner: Stefano’s.

FAVORITE WATERING HOLE

The Wine Bar. Cozy and elegant atmosphere with excellent food and a full bar.

FAVORITE BUILDING

Woodburn Hall. It’s the second-oldest building on the WVU campus.

BEST RESTAURANT

Stefano’s. Come for the food (with wonderful seasonal menu changes), but don’t leave without trying the lavender lemon drop martini.

FAVORITE CITY EVENT

Toss up: Both Kids Day and Chocolate Lovers’ Day are pretty awesome.

FAVORITE HISTORICAL RESIDENT

Morgantown attorney (and Monongalia County Court Clerk) Waitman T. Willey was instrumental to WV’s statehood. He was a Virginia senator when he proposed the West Virginia statehood bill in 1863, and saw to its passage and signing by President Lincoln.

FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOUR OFFICE (besides the people)

Keurig machine.

FAVORITE BREAKFAST SPOT

Blue Moose Café.

FAVORITE LUNCH SPOT

Terra Café.

BEST PLACE TO REFLECT

Coopers Rock.

BEST PLACE FOR PEOPLE WATCHING

The Blue Lot on game day.

FAVORITE PIZZA JOINT

Blaze Pizza.

FAVORITE LOCAL SHOP

Tough call: The Cupcakerie, The Elegant Alley Cat, Pinocchio’s, Pathfinder.

BEST CITY SPORTS MOMENT

Fiesta Bowl win versus Oklahoma in 2007; Orange Bowl beat-down against Clemson in 2012, WVU beats Kentucky in NCAA tournament to reach Final Four.

WORST CITY SPORTS MOMENT

WVU football loss to Pitt in 2007.

MOST FAMOUS RESIDENT

Don Knotts. Also, while not as well known, honorable mention to Ellie Mannette, “Father of the Steel Drum.” He lived in Morgantown for about 30 years and was a beloved teacher at WVU for 20 years. He just passed away last August, but his influence on the world of music (and anyone who has ever heard him play the steel drum) will never be forgotten.

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