The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


June 8, 2014

Computer Chick sets up in shop full of character

BECKLEY — After years spent admiring the little stone building at 1801 S. Kanawha St. in Beckley, Seby Bell celebrated the grand opening of her computer repair business there June 3.

The building’s memorable character — highlighted by a glass-brick corner window — and its location on a convenient route into the city seemed ideal, according to Bell, owner of the Computer Chick, which has been operating in Beckley since 2008.

“I’ve been driving or riding past this building since I was a child. Little did I think I’d actually open a business here, but then it makes a lot of sense — it’s memorable, easy to find and convenient, although there’s not a lot of traffic congestion,” Bell said.

Bell said she expects that the many people who travel between Beckley and communities to the east and southeast, including Shady Spring and Grandview , will find the location convenient.

At the corner of Tolbert and South Kanawha streets, the cut-stone building was built in the early 1900s as a grocery, serving what was then the community of Atkinsville, which later became East Beckley and was eventually absorbed into the City of Beckley.

Bell, who began studying computer repair in 1997, specializes in computer diagnostics and repair, and LCD screen replacement for laptops, smartphones and tablets.

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