PHOTO OF THE DAY: BLAST FROM THE PAST
For many people who lived in the Freeman area in the 1980s and 1990s, this — the interior of The Cornerstone — is a familiar site. The Cornerstone Steakhouse opened along Highway 81 on September 29, 1978 and was built “to glorify the Lord,” according to Quentin Groves, president of the corporation that established the business as both a restaurant and a place for regular gospel music. In its earliest years The Cornerstone was open Tuesdays through Sundays for both noon and evening meals.
The Cornerstone remained in operation under the ownership of Jonathan and Angeline Mendel through the 1980s and 1990s and was a popular place for Sunday dining after church. The business ceased operation in the early part of the 2000s and today is home to the Fellowship Harvest Community Church.