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Virat Thakkar / Owner/Operator

Favorite Beverage: Mystery Box

Alter Ego: The V

Virat grew up in Westmont and Wheaton, Illinois. After learning the tricks of the trade at six different coffee establishments, he decided to take the plunge into coffeehouse ownership. Excited by the potential of the Corner House space, he took over as the shop’s owner in 2012. He notes that “Life is short. We’re human beings first, coffee shop workers second. I firmly believe we’re here to work with one another and try to be good people. It’s my customer service policy and defines my ownership style.” Virat plays the guitar and is working on reclaiming his musicianship. He says that he’s indebted to Corner House customers for providing his daily “people fix.”