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Country Corner Café opens in Sutton

On Saturday, May 6th, the Country Corner Café opened its doors for the first time in Sutton. The café, owned by Laurel and David Petolicchio and operated by Angie Maxwell, is located at 400 4th street, in the same building as the Mountain Laurel Country Store and The West Virginia Bigfoot Museum.

The Café features a renovated and enhanced kitchen, a new dining area and enough seating for 15 people inside, with plans for outdoor dining options in the future. The café ambiance matches the style of the rest of the Mountain Laurel Country Store, featuring country themed décor, historic photographs of Sutton, and a rustic electric fireplace.

The cornerstone of the café, however, is undoubtedly the large window that was installed where the main dining area is located. The window is approximately five feet wide by four feet tall. The window features the logo “Country Corner Café” and the slogan of the café, “Meet me at the corner!”

“It was definitely a team effort,” David Petolicchio says, talking about the renovations and design of the café. “But the work that Darrell Pierson put into crafting the café window, the fireplace, and the dividing wall is incredible. Laurel Petolicchio and Shannon Allen did a great job working with Angie, our café manager, in ironing out the layout and décor of the space. It really looks amazing.”

The dividing wall, David mentioned, was built by Darrell Pierson, utilizing materials from the historic W. H. Lee Hardware building where the café is located. The dividing wall was made with a large beam from the building, a fourteen-foot piece of solid Douglas fir that was straightened after 120 years of warping and installed to the top of the wall.

The café will serve menu items ranging from paninis and hotdogs to baked goods and cookies. Most notably, however, are the all-beef, quarter pound hot dogs that the café will be serving that are dubbed the “Bigfoot Dog” as an homage to the famous West Virginia Bigfoot Museum that it shares the building with.

“I am very excited for a new opportunity in town” said Angie Maxwell, the café manager. Maxwell will oversee the day-to-day operations of the café, do the cooking and baking of menu items. She is looking forward to being able to build the café into a great dining experience from locals and tourists alike.

The Country Corner Café will be the third business in Sutton that the Petolicchio’s have opened in the last four years. They are incredibly excited to continue investing in the community and making a positive impact in Downtown Sutton.

The Country Corner Café will be open 10:00am to 3:00pm, Wednesday through Saturday.