This is the first story in an occasional series exploring the links between addiction recovery and a recovering economy.
It’s lunch hour, and Cafe Appalachia is bustling.
Located in South Charleston, West Virginia, the former church turned restaurant has a funky, yet calming vibe. Twinkle lights and mismatched dining room sets dot the space. For $8 to $10 a plate, diners can enjoy a locally-sourced meal.