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Michele Krucoff doesn’t just love Suncrest Towne Center because she works there—as a nearby resident, she finds it a convenient hub for everyday needs and for gifts.
when Suncrest Towne Centre opened in 2009, it quickly became a destination for wellness, dining—and, of course, shopping. Morgantown native Michele Krucoff joined the team there early on. After decades working with high-end retailers including Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City and Gucci in the Washington, DC, area, she set her sights on a move back home and started at STC in 2011. She serves as commercial property manager there now and promotes it proudly.
“We have a nice mix of national brands and retailers in combination with a variety of privately owned stores and restaurants,” Krucoff says. Shoppers at Suncrest Towne Center can find distinctive gift items at independent shops like Jacqueline’s Fine Jewelry for jewelry and watches, Park & Madison Boutique for the latest fashions, and Sheila’s Home for decor and gifts. Favorite national stores, Krucoff says, include Jose. A. Banks, Chico’sand Loft. Wild Birds Unlimited offers everything for the backyard bird enthusiast, and Nonno Carlo is a market and deli focused on Italian fare and products, including exclusive imported items.
And whether it’s for a shopping spree meal break, a business lunch, a meet-up with friends, or dinner out, Krucoff finds the mix of eateries at STC offers something for every occasion. “There are so many great restaurants here—like Bartini Primea top steakhouse in West Virginia; Pies & Pints, which began in our state; and the Sugar Barsa full-service coffee and sweets shop,” she says. Cosmo, serving small plates and craft cocktails in an upscale bar and lounge atmosphere and just opened in October, is the newest spot in town for adult nightlife. “It’s a South Beach–meets–LA vibe with velvet seating, mood lighting, and a state-of-the-art sound system,” she says.
“For gifts, shopping, and dining, each store at STC offers gift cards, which are wonderful for every season,” adds Krucoff—consider locally owned Pet Works for your furry friends and their people, Lavish Bridal & Prom Boutique for the future prom-goer, or & Yoga for the Zen seekers in your life. “We’re convenient to everything, and it’s the one area of town where you can find almost anything.”
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