Dudley and Marj Stoller built The Corner lunch room and soda fountain in 1948. It was never really on the corner of US 6 and SR 331, but originally its parking lot was. In 1952, the Stollers sold the restaurant to Ross Rishel.
Rishel turned it into a restaurant, and it became the place to go for coffee, with many regulars keeping their own personalized mugs in a custom rack. In 1961, Rishel no longer leased the parking lot land, and it was sold to allow a Clark gas station to be built. Cars squeezed in around the front and side of the building.
Today, the building is Lifestyles home furnishings consignment shop.
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03/10/2019 at 10:52 pm
my uncle was Ross Rishel and I went down there and stayed for a weekend and china painted all the mugs that were hung up on the rack at that restaurant . My Aunt would hand me a cup, give me the person’s name and what he or she did for a living, and I would paint a cartoon of that job onto the cup along with the name. it took me all weekend. those were good times……..Ross and Rose were good people and i miss them terribly…… Lin Harroff
03/12/2019 at 12:23 am
Thank you! Many people, myself included, remember that big rack of mugs!
04/16/2019 at 10:59 am
To Linda Harroff,
Mike Rishel was in our graduating class of 1961. We lost track of him and I would love to hear from you as to where he lived and worked, if he had children, etc. We were told that he passed away a number of years ago. For our 50th reunion in 2011 we contacted our classmates and put out a booklet telling life stories. I will be donating one of those booklets to the Bremen Historical Society. I would love to include a separate sheet telling a little about Mike’s life. His would not be the only separate sheet because unfortunately I missed including 2 of our classmates in the booklet. I worked at the Corner restaurant for several summers and well remember Ross as a good boss. My e-mail address is below.