Sheetz on Chaplin Road has all of the things you might want in a convenience store. Beer, soda, chips, gas, coffee, even an MTO Station where you can have a sandwich made just how you like it. And now with the addition of Krispy Kreme doughnuts delivered daily, it's even more enticing than ever. The problem is, however, they NEVER have enough people working the registers. And I swear they wait and schedule the new people to work rush hour as some kind of sick joke. For a quick "splash and Go" where you use a credit card at the pump, you'll have no problem with Sheetz. But, if you have to go inside for anything, you might want to call the boss and tell him you'll be 20 minutes late for work.
When you picture a pool hall, your mind is filled with images of what you've seen in the movies. Smokey rooms, tile floors, old men and hustlers. Well then, How fitting is it that the Metropolitan is underneath of an old Movie House. One of the most recognized buildings on High Street, "The Met" is exactly how you would picture a pool hall with its regulation sized pool tables plus the standard bar tables. And I'm sure that if you checked the juke box, you could find some old Robert Johnson tunes to make it feel just right as well.
Fair prices and quality work are the staples of this Exxon station just across the Pleasant St Bridge into South Park. You'll find they are always busy so make an appointment. Don't let the location scare you off. I know most things in South Park aren't the most up and up places in Morgantown, but this is without a doubt, an exception to that rule.
If you are looking to carry a cell phone in Morgantown (you won't look right if you don't have one stuck to the side of your head while driving down the road or walking down High Street). Then you need to get US Cellular. They are the only cell phone company in the area that can provide service almost anywhere you go around here. Other cell companies will drop signal while standing still at the top of the Walnut St. Parking Garage but US Cellular still gets service as far away as Terra Alta.
If you break down or get stranded somewhere and need a ride, you'd be better off to stick out your thumb a hitch a ride. You'd be safer sticking out your thumb and hitching a ride from a complete stranger. The cars are not kept up Some have a pretty paint job, but under the hood, under the car, even inside the car it is a death trap. brakes don't work correctly, headlights are not changed when needed. Doors get jammed up and won't open and are not repaired. Plus, the drivers look like they just escaped from San Quentin.
Not just Batteries...Complete electrical systems experts. A wiring harness to me is a headache waiting to happen. I took these guys a vehicle that had a short in the electric window switch. Smoke was coming out of the door and the window would only work if you slammed the door really, really hard. I asked him his thoughts, he said maybe the harness, but if so he would just repair it instead of ordering a $500 harness. A few hours later he had found the short, fixed the switch and told me what had started the whole problem to begin with. Total cost....can't remember exactly, but in the ballpark of $50.
I was doing a repair to my 1992 Dodge Grand Caravan. I had to replace a strut on the passenger side. During the process, the axleshaft came out of the transmission. It just fell out so I didn't think there was anything holding it in place. I just pushed it back in and finished installing the new strut. During the test drive after replacing the strut it was obvious that something was very wrong. The van drove like it was on crutches. It kind of "limped", the passenger side would raise up a few inches and then go back down with each revoloution of the wheel it seemed. I took it to Chippy's because I figured I messed it up when I shoved the axleshaft back in. He got in to drive it and before going 10 feet, stopped the van and told me that the axle was broken. He quoted me a fair price and repaired it in a timely manner. Later when the transmission went out on my Pontiac, I took it back to CHippys and had it rebuilt. This was kinda expensive, but it came with a 2 year warranty and had to be done anyways. So far he has stood behind his work and is very easy to get along with.
They tell you that all of their stylists go through the same training, but that doesn't mean they all "got it". I have been there 3 times. The first time I got exactly what I wanted. The second time, I had a different stylist and was very disappointed. Now, I wear my hair short. Military style...nothing too difficult. But somehow this girl found a way to make me look like a chia pet. It looked like I did it at home by just taking clippers and buzzing my whole head. There was no taper, nothing to distinguish the top from the sides, just plain awful. The 3rd time, I got the stylist I had on my first visit, my daughter got the girl from my second. My hair once again was spot on, my daughters had to be taken back 2 days later to have it fixed by another stylist. If I knew their names I'd tell you who to avoid but I only know their faces.
I had to have my van repaired, didn't have the time, so I took it to Joe Moores Exxon. I needed to have wipers replaced and fixed. They left the rear wiper as is (not working) and then 3 week later I came back to have the car inspected. They rejected my van because the rear wiper didn't work. Now, while I was in the lobby I was talking with a young lady, probably freshman in college, who said they were gonna charge her over 800 dollars for a head gasket. Well the price seemed fair for the job, but then she told me what was wrong with the car. I have 7 years experience in automotive repair and the problem she described was a simple valve cover gasket. 30 bucks tops. I haven't been back since. They are the classic reason why the automotive repair industry has a hard time gaining respect.
The cinemas at the Morgantown Mall are getting better with the stadium seating and cleaner looking lobby, but they are still tiny and can only accomodate too few people resulting in sell outs happening way too quickly. They are still doing construction which may be good for the future, but right now has eliminated a large portion of the parking area. For all this trouble we are putting up with now, I at least hope they put in a theatre to support I Max.