A Local Look: Your Guide to Experiencing the Best of Cross Lanes, WV

We at Mini Mall Storage love nothing more than giving our dear readers a behind-the-scenes look at some of our favorite small towns. We’re convinced that small towns are where it’s at, and we’re confident that if you spend a few minutes here with us on our blog, you’ll think so, too.  

And Cross Lanes, West Virginia, is no exception. This little hidden gem is just a stone’s throw from the state capital and offers residents the best of both worlds—small-town quiet and charm with all the conveniences of the city well within reach. Let’s take a closer look at what Cross Lanes has to offer.

A Great Place to Call Home

A picture of Mini Mall Storage in Cross Lanes, West Virginia

We think Cross Lanes is a great place to call home for many reasons. Here are just a few:  

  • Conveniently Close: Cross Lanes is just 9 miles west of the bustling capital city of Charleston, WV, so you can enjoy all that the big city has to offer while still enjoying the peace and quiet of the suburbs.  
  • Family-friendly: With a relaxed and laid-back vibe and great schools, parks, and outdoor adventure all within proximity—this small town is the perfect place to raise a family.  
  • Delicious Eats: From classic comfort food to authentic Mexican cuisine, the Cross Lanes epicurean scene does not disappoint.

Unwind and Explore

Kanawha State Forest

In Cross Lanes, pretty much everything you’re looking for is just right around the corner. Here are a few of our favorite things to do in town or just outside of it.

  • Picnic in the Park: Head to Kanawha State Forest for a rejuvenating breath of fresh air and all the outdoor activities you can dream of, such as biking, hiking, camping, horseback riding, hunting, fishing, and more.   
  • Catch a Movie: Pop over Highway 64 to visit the Regal Nitro. They have a great selection of new releases and a full concession for a fun night out. Somebody pass the popcorn!   
  • Day Trip to Charleston: Take a quick drive into Charleston to do all your shopping, play tourist, explore its museums and historic sites, or enjoy its lively arts and entertainment scene.

Where to Eat in Cross Lanes

Cross Lanes may be a small town, but you’ll never go hungry! With so many great restaurants to choose from, you’ll be able to satisfy any craving. Here are some of our favorite must-tries:

  • T & M Meats Brick Oven Bistro: This hometown classic offers something for every craving, from salads and sandwiches to mouthwatering brick-oven pizzas.  
  • Los Amigos Mexican Restaurant: Craving authentic Mexican flavors? Look no further than Los Amigos. Their menu features all your favorite dishes made with fresh ingredients.  
  • Golden Corral Buffet & Grill: This family-friendly spot has an all-you-can-eat buffet that will satisfy everyone’s appetite. The menu can accommodate pretty much every diet imaginable for a guilt-free night out.   
  • Fast food: Want more national chains? If you’re looking for familiar favorites, you’re in luck. Cross Lanes also has other popular national chain options like Cook Out and Bob Evans to satisfy your hunger.

This is just a starting point—there’s much more to discover in Cross Lanes. Ready to make the move? Mini Mall Storage has your back. We’ll be there to help you stash your stuff while you look for the perfect place to settle down. You can find Mini Mall Storage at 5290 Big Tyler Rd in Cross Lanes, and we also have five locations in Nitro for your convenience: 

  • 1101 11th Street 
  • 503 Main Ave 
  • 1202 Main Ave 
  • 4131 1st Ave 
  • 901 1st Ave. S

Contact us today to learn more about the sizes of available storage units or to make a reservation now!


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