What We’re All About

We at Cornerstone believe the simple truth offered by our name: we have been the cornerstone for countless barbecues, family gatherings, and community celebrations. We look forward to building the foundation for countless more.

Established in 1938 as a purveyor of fine alcohol, Cornerstone was the first establishment in Lavallette to receive a liquor license post-Prohibition (then under the name “Bernie’s Market Liquor Store”). Current management has been a part of Cornerstone since 1989.

Here you will find some of the best prices this side of the bridge, and the broadest ranging collection per square foot for miles. Come make Cornerstone a building block of your Lavallette experience.

Who We Are

Lovers LaneTim Darcy has been a part of the store since the ripe old age of fifteen, when he began working as a stock boy in the late eighties. Only seven years later he went on to meet the love of his life and his future partner, Chris Martin. Through many years of persistent hard work, Tim became the owner of Cornerstone Wine & Liquors in 2004, and the pair have overseen it through times of great triumph and struggle alike. ToastWell over a decade later, they are proud to keep their doors open all year round for visitors and locals alike to enjoy their wares and their company. And if you stop by, you might even get a chance to see their famous liquor store pup, Toast.


We and our crew can’t wait to see you soon!

Cornerstone Wine and Liquors
1401 Grand Central Avenue, Lavallette, NJ, 08735
(732) 793-7545
June-August: 9:00am-10:00pm
September-May: 10:00am-10:00pm