The Corner Store originally opened in 1974 by Jim, Mike, Diane, and Tony Doilney. Leaving graduate degrees and high paying east coast jobs behind these brothers and their families chose to pursue the ski bum lifestyle in the little known mining town of Park City. Only three years into the life of The Corner Store it was changing hands for the first time but not before it developed a reputation as the meeting/party place for local skiers. As Park City grew into an international ski destination The Corner Store remained a place where locals and tourists felt comfortable relaxing and telling stories of their exploits on the mountain. 2004 saw the return of the Doilney family to The Corner Store after a 10 year break from 1994 – 2004 when it was called Moose’s. Max Doilney reopened The Corner Store 30 years after his parents (Jim & Diane) first opened it. The Corner Store has reemerged as the place for local skiers, mountain employees and tourists to meet in the morning and apres’ ski in the afternoon.
The Corner Store is in its 10th year of business since returning to Park City, the longest tenure yet by one owner. Look around the restaurant and you will find some interesting paraphernalia. An original Corner Store sign hand painted by Tony Doilney in 1974 hangs in the Bar. In the Café hangs a sign that hung on the wall of a ski bum for 10 years after being found in the trash. There is an old wooden sled from the Ski Jump at Ecker Hill now known as Gorgoza Park. The Skis on the wall in the Café are collected from legendary ski bums from Utah, Montana, California, Ohio, Illinois and Colorado. In the bar you will find a picture of Park City from the 1960s. Maps of the Wasatch Mountain Ski areas and an original Burton Snowboard from a local collector hang on the walls as well.