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Steve & Mary Paschall


Mary retired from corporate life in 2019 and although Steve was still busy with their various NYC businesses, they both looked forward to spending more time indulging in their favorite hobbies; traveling the world, visiting far-off families, and spending more time in Savannah where the couple had purchased a home in 2015.

Visits to Mary’s hometown of Seattle always included visits with their extended family, including their niece and nephew, Kara and Tyler Kopkas. The Pacific Northwest is known for fresh seafood and delicious wines, and every visit home included checking out the local food scene as well as Tyler’s restaurants.

The four visited Paris and Epernay together in 2017 where they sampled incredible food, wine, and French champagnes. In the fall of 2019, Kara and Tyler visited Savannah, and over dinner one evening, Tyler shared his dream of running his own restaurant where he could utilize his years of industry experience and share his passion for food and community. That conversation remained with Steve and Mary as they continued to seek out new business opportunities locally.

Then the Pandemic happened. New York was experiencing the highest Covid-19 levels in the country, and Savannah quickly become the Paschalls full-time home. As many restaurants were forced to close, one local favorites’ closing broke their heart: the Atlantic. As sad as it was, Steve and Tyler felt positive about the opportunity. The decision to leave home and family in Seattle was enormous, but Tyler knew that opportunities like this don’t come along very often in life, so he and Kara jumped in with both feet. Steve and Tyler worked quickly to put together a plan. A few weeks later, Ardsley Station, the dream of a lifetime, was off and running.