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King's is our favorite Italian Restaurant. We sometimes drive 20 miles of bad West Virginia roads just to eat at King's, and it is never a wasted effort. They do a lot of carry out business, which always involves getting in a line of a lot of people in a hurry to get in and get out, but we prefer to eat in. We often split cheesy garlic bread and an antepasto for lunch for two and as a whole, it is a flavor explosion. The antepasto is loaded with meats, cheese, olives, pickled vegetables, cucumber and tomato, and salad greens. When hungrier, we split a whole large pizza (18") with extra cheese. The pizza dough is the New York style, chewy, yeasty and yummy. The tomato sauce has a bright tomato flavor. They must put more than a pound of mozzarella on the large pizza with extra cheese. A wide variety of other toppings are also liberally applied, if chosen. The cheese is a good quarter inch thick, when brought to the table. The tomato sauce is not highly spiced, but for those who want more character, oregano, garlic powder, red pepper granules, and parmesan cheese are always on the tables for those who eat in. Service is always punctual and helpful, and eager to please. Because the floors are tile and the kitchen is exposed to the dining room, the atmosphere is a little noisy when the dining room is crowded, but you came for the food, didn't you? On Valentine's Day, they had a special of dinner for two for less than $30 which included two glasses of wine, soup or salad, any non-seafood entre, hot bread with garlic dipping oil, and desert. I chose the Veal Parmesan, while she had Eggplant Parmesan. Both entrees came on individual platters, with a side of spaghetti and tomato sauce. The veal was excellent, and was hand breaded genuine veal cutlet, about five 3" slices and was not a preformed chopped and frozen patty. It was loaded with tomato sauce and smothered in mozzarella cheese. It was terrific. The eggplant was crusty and tasty, and also loaded with mozzarella. Both entrees were so large, they made a second meal. The desert offered was cheesecake, topped with whipped cream, a drizzle of strawberry syrup, with a strawberry on the side. It, too, was great. Submarine sandwiches are also very large and well filled, and extremely popular. When King's food is so excellent, and so generously served, why go anywhere else?
When we first moved in it was nice then when my husband got cut back on his hours at work we got put on section 8 and they kept telling us the only section 8 they had was a 2 bedroom apartment so we took it with the understanding that we out be put on a wait list for a 3 bedroom section 8 and that was over 2 years ago and are still stuck in a 2 bedroom with 2 kids a 14 year old girl and 7 year old boy. they need their own rooms! It takes forever for them to fix something around here and when they do get around to fixing something it's not fixed right so things break again and again. God help you if they have to replace a 4 dollar blind because they will charge you 50 bucks for it. It's stupid. Then the neighbors want to slam doors and fight at all hours of the night or have their TVs blaring all hours of the day and night.
Big mistakes are coming just think ill see it happinging and boy will it become a ha ha in time won't take long.
Disgusting and nasty..infested with bedbugs. Stayed 1 night and woke up with bites on My arms and neck!in order to submit it have to give a star. Not even worth one star!
I have been living here for almost three years. The doors and windows in the apt leak air terribly. The ductwork is lined in filthy fiberglass which blow fiberglass filaments all over the apt, including into my food that is cooking on the stove. Also, because the ductwork has never been cleaned since it was installed in 1979, it creates black, 'soot spots' on my walls and on my personal items. Very noticeable on anything made out of white plastic. I was told by management, after showing them to her, that the only way that they can get them cleaned for me was to get a doctor's note!?!?The complex is infested with vermin (mice) during the fall and winter and infested with wasps during the spring and summer so that you cannot safely use your balcony. Wasps also get into the apt when you open the windows because the screens do not fit properly.I've also had a few 'repairs' done by maintenance that were a complete joke. A monkey could have done them more efficiently. Also, when I moved in, I was told that the wall to wall carpeting had been cleaned. I rented a cleaner and did them, TWICE, and the water was still black!There is a large, brown spot on the carpeting in the bedroom. Really makes me wonder what happened there and if it is a bio-hazard? Yuck!Recently, they installed a new furnace in the apt that was not needed. It hasn't worked correctly since its install. Fortunately, we have had a mild winter so far but on 12/21/15, I noticed that it blows freezing cold air when it kicks on for five minutes straight and there is nowhere that you can go in the apt to get out of the draft. I called management to tell them about it and she sent up the maintainance man, who did not fix it. Yesterday, TWO WEEKS LATER, I woke up with a double earache due to this problem. Please do NOT move in here or allow your loved ones to!! You must sign a year lease so then you are stuck in unsafe, substandard living conditions.I've only been here so long because I'm waiting for another complex to get an opening. I would have rated this complex a ZERO if it were an option.
My first and last trip there. When I walked in the door, a young lady asked if I was eat in or take out. I said take out. When I approached the counter I was asked (very rudely) what I wanted. I asked to see a menu, and within 2 minutes of getting one I was again asked What do you want? I tried to explain I had never been there and needed a moment to decide. I was told I needed to go sit down.uUnfortunately
Renters beware. Very bad management. Manager does not uniformly enforce rules. Manager discloses personal information about renters (credit, criminal record, substance abuse, rent history etc.) Very unprofessional. Manager does not keep office hours, too busy to deal with maintenance and other issues. There is gang activity, drug dealing and even a murder (shooting) that was not disclosed until after I signed a lease. Manager will try to keep your deposit and tack on all kinds of fees that she pockets. There are nicer townhomes less than a mile down the road. Look elsewhere.
Very good pizza. Great value for size. Friendly staff. Keep up great work!
Great pizza!!!! Good sub's, everything I've had is great. The people are friendly and service is great.
A little expensive on some things...like t shirt bags ...smaller bag ..thinner...and ten dollars more than Costco per case...
The locks installed on the doors and windows of every home represent the most common, and perhaps most effective, form of security. That means locks can be taken for granted, until they no longer work properly or the key is lost. Homeowners should work to understand the basics behind these essential household devices, as well as how to address common problems related to them.
The concept behind a lock-and-key mechanism has been around for centuries, so it's no surprise that their basic design hasn't changed much in recent years. At the same time, a number of different types of locks are now available to meet specific needs.
Perhaps the most common type of lock is the pin tumbler lock. Enclosed in a doorknob, these devices contain spring-loaded pins of varying sizes, which must be pushed upward before the knob can be turned to open the door. When the correct key is inserted into a pin tumbler lock, the grooves on the key's blade push the pins up to the precise height needed to allow the inner chamber to turn. Pin tumbler locks are popular because they are relatively secure for most residential applications and generally inexpensive. Since the entire locking mechanism in this device is contained in a single cylinder, pin tumbler locks are also very easy to swap in and out. This comes in handy in apartment buildings, for example, where locks may need to be changed frequently as tenants come and go.
Pin tumbler locks come in a number of configurations. In residential environments, they are the primary mechanism for operating knob locks and deadbolts. Most exterior doors on homes and apartment buildings will have at least one of each of these locks. Knob locks are quick to open and can be convenient when minimal security is acceptable, but they are very easily forced open. When paired with a deadbolt, the door becomes much harder to open. Deadbolts work by driving a thick metal rod into the door frame, which prevents most quick methods of defeating locks, like using a shim or brute force. Still, deadbolts aren't impenetrable, as they can be lockpicked or defeated with much stronger ramming force.
Other common types of residential locks include mortise locks, which combine the action of a doorknob and deadbolt in one. Mortise locks engage a deadbolt with the turn of the key, just as normal. But upon unlocking, the doorknob will open in tandem with the deadbolt. These locks tend to be much stronger than traditional deadbolt designs, but are often harder to install and thus more expensive.
Finally, there's the "jimmy-proof" deadbolt, a type of lock often found in older residences. These locks engage a metal rod that fits into a separate chamber outside of the door frame, rather than through the frame. While its design is simple, it has many advantages over traditional deadbolts or mortise locks. It is impervious to being pried open like many deadbolt systems could be, hence the "jimmy-proof" name. It is also typically harder to pick, and is very inexpensive.
When a lock stops working, no matter where it is in your home or office, it's likely to be a source of frustration. However, it's rare for a lock to suddenly fail to open without exhibiting some signs beforehand.
Common lock problems include issues opening or engaging the lock, or difficulty securing a door in the proper position to lock it.
Since locks are essential security devices that might be used multiple times per day, they are bound to wear out eventually. Rekeying or replacing locks can be done on your own in some cases, but may require a professional locksmith.
When a lock is rekeyed, the cylinder containing the tumbler and pins is removed from its enclosure and replaced with a new cylinder. This is often done when a new tenant moves into an apartment that was previously occupied, but it may also be necessary if a lock needs to be replaced.
Replacing all components of a cylinder lock, or working with locks that don't use a pin tumbler system, requires a different procedure for replacement. Installing a new lock of the same type will be the most straightforward option.
If you want a new lock that is different from your old set, more advanced installation is required, and you may want to consider hiring a professional for the job.
The term locksmith traditionally referred to people who designed and built locks, but today is generally used for those who repair and replace locks. Locksmiths can be available on-call to help people if they're locked out of their home or apartment.
If you've lost your keys or are otherwise unable to enter a locked building that you normally have access to, you will need to call your local locksmith. To save money and ensure you're hiring a reputable contractor, it may help to do some research on locksmiths in your area ahead of time, so you can be prepared if you need to call one.
Upon arrival to your home, a locksmith should ask you to prove that it is in fact your residence. They should also be able to unlock most common locks without requiring them to be drilled or completely replaced. Be sure to obtain an invoice that lists all charges before agreeing to pay.
Locks are ubiquitous around the world, which means the skills to service them are always in demand. Becoming a locksmith could be a rewarding career opportunity, but like any other job, will require a bit of preparation.
Locksmiths do not generally require formal education, but need to undergo extensive hands-on training and possibly certification. Locksmiths-in-training can receive foundational knowledge and skills through programs offered at technical colleges or vocational schools. These would include basic courses on lock mechanics and manipulation, along with general skills like business management.
From there, most trainees seek an apprenticeship, where they work alongside a professional locksmith. This allows them to gain experience in the field. It can also put them on a course toward certification, which involves a standardized procedure that, once completed, allows locksmiths to legally conduct business in their state.
Successful locksmiths need to be skilled with their hands and in the use of tools. While these skills are essential for the day-to-day tasks that a locksmith performs, they also benefit immensely from being personable and able to work with people to solve problems.
There are a number of trade associations and organizations for locksmiths that may help them find work, receive training and connect with like-minded business partners. These organizations may also help consumers find a reputable locksmith. Locksmith trade associations in the U.S. include:
Contact these organizations to learn more about how to become a locksmith, or how to go about choosing the right professional for your needs.