Social distancing restrictions to stop the spread of COVID-19 have made it difficult for restaurants and cafes to survive the past few months.
But to make matters worse, what would you do if the landlord of your business handed you an eviction notice? Would you choose to pack it in or start afresh during most uncertain times?
That's the situation Amona Pintxos co-owner Blanca Azabal found herself in several weeks ago.
She was left speechless after being told she and her business partner, Sujey Sandoval, had four weeks to vacate their Warrawong premises.
"We drove home and I don't think I said a word," Ms Azabal said.
"We were thinking 'do we fold and go home or do we keep going?'"
They decided to start again and move the Spanish tapas bar to the heart of Wollongong, even though the risk of going bust would be greatly increased.
"First of all there was devastation ... but then we took it as a stroke of luck," Ms Azabal said.
It was heartbreaking, she said, to let-go of a restaurant they had poured their love - and money - into over the last four years, but they couldn't end their dream now.
"We invested a quarter of a million dollars to renovate the place, so it was a bit hard for us to pick up and let go," the Spanish ex-pat said.
The tapas bar will continue to live on, across from the Illawarra Hotel on the corner of Market and Keira Streets. It opens on Saturday July 25.
Amona means 'grandmother' and all the recipes were my [late] mother's recipes, and we just want to share.Blanca Azabal
Organising to relocate the business at short notice was "challenging" and "slow" to enact, but the silver linings were government grants to help them along and plenty of empty shop-fronts to negotiate on.
Trading opposite a newly refurbished Illawarra Hotel is also hoped to bring new clientele to experience the venture, which is an ode to family.
"Amona means 'grandmother' and all the recipes were my [late] mother's recipes," she said.
"The way she expressed her love was through food. The more you ate the more you appreciated her ... and we just want to share her recipes and what it means to us - her love."
Amona Pintxos will be open from Tuesday to Sunday for lunch and dinner, 166 Keira Street. www.amona.com.au
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