gallery - cornerstone

Entrance to the Cornerstone Cafe in historic Nicholas County Banking building. The inset shows custom bronze grapevine door pulls by sculptor Bill Hopen. The look of the early 1900's building was preserved wherever possible. The main street side of the building looks much like it did when it was originally built. Much of the interior of the restaurant was returned to the original layout. The marble floors and columns remain. A mezzanine level from an earlier remodel was kept additional seating. A new wrought iron railing and mahogany trim were added. A curved bar was installed with a matching bump out on the mezzanine. The plaster moldings were restored and the ceilings were replaced in stamped tin. Custom woodwork and attention to detail created a pleasurable dining experience. Part of the mezzanine is a balcony open to the two story space for a wide open feeling. This part of the mezzanine can be closed off with custom mahogany and glass doors for private dining, with service provided by a rear service area complete with dumbwaiter. Just outside of what was once the bank manager's office is a balcony set up for live entertainment. Inside the bank manager's office was transformed into a smoking room complete with air filtration. The owners purchased an antique server and we converted part of it into a working humidor.