If you’re looking for some sweet treats, just look for the crafty trailer from St. Albans, West Virginia. Established in July 2020, Crafts of the Coal is a food trailer that serves gourmet ice cream every weekend. The business is co-owned by T.J. Douglas, Bryan England and Jordan Garrett. The trio plans on opening a brick and mortar location in St. Albans later this year. For now, the group will have their trailer on 20th Street before every home Marshall University football home game.
“It got started when we were just brainstorming different business routes we could take,” said co-owner T.J. Douglas. “We all have a little bit of an entrepreneurial mindset. Ice cream has been around for years, but we wanted to bring something to people in a bit of a different manner. So far it’s been a big success for us. We now have two trailers, and we’ve run a span all the way from Charleston to Huntington.