TUPPER LAKE— Corey and Lilian Rohrbach took a chance when they moved back to the United States from Brazil.
“Eight years ago, we came here with our two kids, a dog, $3,000 in our pockets and no job,” Corey said.
What the couple could have never expected was the blow to the restaurant business they had known for years served by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Rohrbachs’ eclectic eatery Amado had its seating capacity cut in half, testing Corey’s over 30 years in the restaurant industry. This is when they had to get creative.
The Rohrbachs applied for and received a $25,000 Small Business Relief Fund Loan through the Franklin County Local Development Corporation. This funded the unique outdoor dining experience that Amado is now able to offer.
In addition to landscaping and the implementation of nine outdoor tables, The Rohrbachs have also added…