Two Bucks


Sun Sentinel “Person of the Week”

April 21, 2011


Cory Rowland

For two months, Cory Rowland and his business partners completely renovated the property at 36931 Detroit Road from an old-style pizza restaurant top a modern and affordable local hangout.

  In 2009, Rowland jumped at the chance to bring a new business to the heart of Avon’s French Creek district. The landlord called to see if Rowland was interested in the space that would eventually become Two Bucks, a bar and restaurant that specializes in daily $2 food and drink specials.

After graduating from St. Edward High School, Rowland earned a bachelor’s degree in sports management with a minor in business from Ohio University in 2009.

He was working with his business partners, who are also his cousins, at a bar in Cleveland’s West Park Neighborhood when he got the opportunity to open a bar in Avon.

Rowland, 24, helped establish Two Bucks as part of the community. He teamed up with the Lake Erie Crushers to sponsor a $2 draft night at every All-Pro Freight Stadium home game. At last weekend’s Homerun for the Homeless, more than ten participants were sponsored by Two Bucks, including a few of the bar’s employees.

As a huge Cleveland sports fan, Rowland wants to be sure that Avon residents have a spot where they can enjoy their local sports teams.