According to Welch and it's People by Rose Marino, George Mitros opened the Sterling Drive-In on Stewart Street in Welch in 1969. He can still be found in the Drive-In's kitchen. After all these years, the Sterling is still the place to see and be seen in Welch. Read more about the Sterling in a recently published story in the Bluefield Daily Telegraph, It's More Than a Sandwich, It's a Tradition!
This photo was taken in November, 2002.