Jimmie Colombo's Italian Restaurant

 

Jimmy" was born in Gypsy, WV an 1912 and was one of 21 brothers and sisters. Anna Lehosit was born in 1913 in Clarksburg, WV and was one of 15 brother and sisters. Both of their farthers worked in deep mines in Clarksburg, WV.

 

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Mom and Dad in restaurant

 

 

James B. was a WV Golden Gloves champaion and was a ranked professional welterweight fighter in the thirties. He trained under Jimmy Deforest at Jack Dempsies fight stable in New York.

 

.......................................Dad

 

James B. started in the restaurant business in Nutter Fort, WV in 1932. He built his first Colombo's on Bridgeport Hill in Clarksburg, WV an 1945. After 9 years at the site, Jimmy moved to Parkersburg, WV and established the present "Colombo's Reatauranr" at 1236 7th Street in September 1954.

1954

 

 

The original reataurant seated 60 people. Over the years, our restaurant has gone through 7 expansions, added parking and expanded seating to well over 300 people.

 

...2013

 

Anna and Jimmy's family consisted of two boys - David and James E..

 

.............................Mom...........

 

David and his wife Carol have 6 boys and they all live in the Columbus, OH area.

James E. and his wife Sharon have 4 children.

 

Colombo Family

 

James E. has been involved in the business all of his life and was also elected Mayor of Parkersburg from 1997 to 2006. Their son James Michael makes the third generation involved in the family business.

 

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..............................Michael, Jimmy B., Jimmy E.

 

...................................We love to serve you!