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Martinsburg to Gain Coffee Shop Housed in Old Church

Sunshine Sassano likes to restore things. After years of flipping houses, Sassano is flipping something a little bigger into something a little different.

Sassano is turning the old Methodist Episcopal Church on 202 South Market St. into a coffee bar and lounge.

In light of the period after the COVID-19 pandemic, Restored Grounds is intended to provide people with face-to-face contact and human interaction. Their slogan, "Bringing people back together one sip at a time," reflects Sassano's intended goal.

Sassano views a church as restoring souls through personal contact. She hopes that Restore...


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