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Schmitt's Saloon Opening in Morgantown


The "Runaway Beer Truck" is rolling back into Morgantown this February with a venture that should prove exciting for West Virginia football fans.

Owen Schmitt, who played fullback for WVU in the 2005-07 seasons, is set to open Schmitt's Saloon, a music venue, restaurant and bar, back in his college town, according to a press release. 

Schmitt and his partner, Todd King, aim to "create a place for anyone and everyone to hang out, party and play or listen to great music," says the release.

Renovations are underway at 245 Cheat Road in Morgantown for the bar and restaurant, which has a "West Virginian country flair," that Schmitt adopted when he came to campus. The idea came together when Schmitt was playing in the NFL and approached King, a "successful restaurateur," who then put together the plan.

"I still don't believe this is really happening," Schmitt said in a statement. "I couldn't be more stoked. I get to combine all my loves into one place that I will call home. Music, food, sports and the state of West Virginia."

The location as it stands has been completely stripped and will be made to resemble an old fashion saloon, complete with barn wood taken from locations in Monongalia and Preston Counties and "real saloon doors to go to the outhouse."

The menu promises "cooking with a flair," offering "traditional classics" with a twist.

According to the release, there will be live music up to four times each week with a jumbotron "that is sure to make people think of the Dallas Cowboys and Jerryland, except this jumbotron is made of tin and barn wood."

There will be leagues and contests at Schmitt's Saloon including corn hole, pool, beer pong, hot dog eating contests and more.

If this sounds like your kind of spot, you'll just have to wait another month to see it come to fruition. Schmitt has been back in Morgantown since the Oakland Raiders released him from their roster and now WVU fans will have a place to join him.

A website and Facebook page for Schmitt's Saloon will be launched soon.

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