The people of Moscow are passionate and proud of what they have to offer, including the Corner Club, which has been a favorite for locals since 1948.
Marc Trivelpiece, the current owner, said the establishment hadn’t changed much over the years.
Trivelpiece has owned and managed the bar with his wife, Stacey, since 2007.
Trivelpiece said he moved to Moscow because he grew up in a small town and liked the way a small-town community feels. He attended the University of Idaho while he worked at the Corner Club as a bartender.
He said one of the reasons the previous owners sold the club to him was because they knew he wouldn’t change it.
Many of the pictures on the walls and displays were there when Trivelpiece attended UI, and he and his wife have preserved them all.
“We just keep adding more Vandal memorabilia,” Trivelpiece said. “It’s a Vandal bar, and it has been since the ‘70s, and it will be as long as I own it.”
In the family’s eight years of ownership, they have worked to preserve the Corner Club as a place to unwind and have a good time.
Trivelpiece said he enjoys the community he serves and what his bar represents.
“It’s neat in the fact that at any given time, you can find several different types of people here,” Trivelpiece said.
He said he knows many of his patrons by name and enjoys greeting them as they come in and acknowledging them as they leave.
Trivelpiece said the best part of owning the Corner Club is the relationships he has made in the community.
“I meet a lot of the college students, and I get to watch them go from an irresponsible 21-year-old to parents,” Trivelpiece said.
To Trivelpiece, his bar is more than just a way to support his family. He said the students that come in are essential to him. Moscow is his home, and the people in it are his family and friends.
Trivelpiece said he and his wife take pride in making the Corner Club home for many in Moscow.
As students leave the university and start their careers, everything changes, but the Corner Club is a constant, he said. As Trivelpiece said, “It is a Vandal Bar.”
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