GSC RESTAURANT - March 30, 2006
I can usually count on my family to go along with some of my
Granddaughter Sally, her mother Lynn and I attended the grand
opening of Mollohan Restaurant at Glenville State College
Student Center last Thursday. The center has been updated and is
an attractive building, tucked on the hill beside the
President’s home. The restaurant is on the second floor, with
access by elevator or a stairway. It was a great experience to
see it through the eyes of three generations.
Everything was thrilling for Sally from the first step out of
the car. New curbs on sidewalks were made for little children to
walk on, in her mind. Even the stairway to the second floor had
decorative openings that are seen best from a child’s level.
Every step brought a new view through the “peep hole.” Her lunch
began with a bowl of frozen custard, topped with cookie crumbs,
followed by an apple and nibbling from our salads.
Lynn and I were impressed by the modern design. The room was
bright and sunny, with nice carpet, tables and chairs. The price
was very reasonable. A flat fee was charged for the meal, with
second helpings available. Several students were still eating at
1:30, the closing time. Local business people were leaving as we
arrived. Each table had a display card showing food selections
and benefits of good choices. The buffet-style service gave each
guest an opportunity to see it all and make selections. The
staff was very attentive, courteous and patient. We took our
time making our selections and eating our meal.
The serving area was spotless. There were several stations,
including dessert bar, salad bar, deli bar, hot food bar and
featured meal. Lynn and I split a tuna dill wrap and barbecue
wrap. Sandwiches were available on a variety of breads or
wrapped in a tortilla. Both sandwiches were filled with fresh
green vegetables of our choice. We also had a salad that was
bright with dark greens, carrots, radishes, tomatoes, green
peppers, assorted dressings and toppings. There was a large
variety of interesting desserts, including fresh fruits, baked
items, and the frozen custard. We had a brownie and oatmeal
There is a brunch each Sunday with a varied menu. A special
Easter brunch requires reservations.
We left the center with a good feeling that Glenville State
College is not just “Glenville” or “Gilmer County.” It is an
area college and belongs to Calhoun County too.