Overwhelmed and astonished is how Cornerstone Grill owner Dan Pittner feels after nearly two months of operating his new business on the square in downtown Minden.
Pittner and his wife, Jennifer, purchased Mookies from Alec Geist in December and re-opened for business on January 2 and things have taken off for the Minden natives.
Cornerstone Grill is currently open for lunch and supper Monday through Thursday opening at 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturdays the doors open at 11 a.m and close at 10 p.m.
The Pittners’ goal with Cornerstone is to have a “customer-friendly” restaurant that utilizes community input and flexibility and the ability to adapt with local events.
“If people have ideas or things they want us to try, I’m open to any and all suggestions,” Pittner stated.
Pittner is no stranger to the restaurant business and has followed in his father’s footsteps, William Pittner, who owned and operated Willie’s Tavern on the square in Minden for 19 years, closing in 1985.
The Pittners also have owned Hiway Liquor for the past ten years and have heard a frequent question, — What about a sit down place for lunch, other than the fast food establishments Minden currently has?
And when Mookies went up for sale, Pittner got excited about the opportunity to open what he has heard for years — a family friendly sit down eating establishment for all ages.
The full article can be found in the March 27, 2013, edition of the Minden Courier.