Co-owners of Cornerstone Sports
Pub & Eatery Mark Rosch, left, and John Suttner, right, pose
at the pub in front of memorabilia pieces: a jersey,
football and helmet all signed by The Steel Curtain - the
famous four 1970s defensive line players of the Pittsburgh
OCONOMOWOC - Creator of Oconomowoc Days and owner of
Buddy’s Gourmet catering John Suttner has created a
partnership and now co-owns the Cornerstone Sports Pub &
Eatery, leasing the space at 24 S. Main St., with Mark
Rosch. The two will also be opening the FunZone at the
Stone, a family entertainment center, in the space that
used to host The Petite Chef.
“Mark and I
worked together closely at Oconomowoc Days, he ran the bar area
and we got to know each other professionally and as friends,”
Suttner said. “Recently, we decided that I could bring some
fresh energy to the Cornerstone.”
the food end of it,” Rosch said. “My professional expertise is
the bar end and he’s bringing some new concepts for the food.”
Cornerstone has been in this location on Main Street for about
six years and Rosch has co-owned the business for four. Rosch
bought out the other co-owner in early December, which is when
Suttner came aboard. Cornerstone will release a new menu around
Steve Roberts of APS
Construction does some demolition during the renovation on
the FunZone at the Stone space that is expected to open in
new menu will still be family-friendly pub fare, but
with a twist,” Suttner said. It will also feature
monthly limited time specials to pique people’s
grown over the last four years,” Rosch said. “With John giving
us a fresh set of eyes, I think we can really take things to the
partners said they hope to double the business over the next
three years and are in current negotiations with the building
owner to possibly buy the property.
Chef officially closed on Oct. 5 and the owners moved to
Dousman. The empty space sparked Suttner’s and Rosch’s
imaginations for the FunZone.
FunZone, we want to provide a family spot where someone can take
their kids for a birthday party ... but also a safe environment
for kids to play if the parents want to watch the big game,”
Justin Dorn of APS Construction
works on the FunZone at the Stone space that is expected to
open in February.
will have token games that will provide children with
tickets that they can trade in for prizes. It will be
open sometime in February and will also feature snacks
Cornerstone will have renovations in the kitchen along with some
work on the ceiling tiles and lighting. Suttner and Rosch will
redo the entrance way and new sports memorabilia owned by
Suttner will be up for display.
favorites pieces: A jersey, football and helmet all signed by
The Steel Curtain - the famous four 1970s defensive line players
of the Pittsburgh Steelers - are now up in the pub.
Paul Dickey, owner of APS
Construction, cuts some wood inside what will be the FunZone
at the Stone, which is anticipated to open in February.
“People should continue to watch for the ever-changing
back drop of the Cornerstone as we continue to remodel,
and we will be adding new memorabilia,” Suttner said.
that he is in current discussions with the city to get a
long-term lease for Buddy’s Beach Bungalow at City Beach, which
will open again on Memorial Day weekend and will feature
Cornerstone food items as well.
information about the Cornerstone, go to
www.cornerstonesportspub.com or call 560-1368.