APPLETON (NBC 26) — It's a trend that's been seen across the country.
People are moving state lines for lower taxes, financial perks, and for one man a little bit of Wisconsin love.
“I’ve been in bars and restaurants since I was 15, so this is something I was very used to," said Corbin Schiedermayer.
Schiedermayer had been living in San Diego, California for years and decided to leave after he took a hard hit from the pandemic, resulting him to give up the sunny and warm temperatures to move back to his hometown of Appleton.
“I was terrified, my whole life kind of turned upside down. For quite a while, I was just going day by day and hoping something would go about and look forward in doing something. Myself, along with so many people my life was changed,” Schiedermayer said.
Upon his return, he decided to take a leap of faith and finally run his own business, bringing his big city experience to Appleton.
"Definitely learned a different style of bartending So when I came back I kinda just used the knowledge I learned out there", Schiedermayer said.
The experience of being locked down, driving him to make this decision faster than he otherwise would have.
“I think this opportunity that came about was kind of of a blessing,” Schiedermayer said.
In the meantime, the owner said he’s excited to get creative and try new things in an effort to grow his clientele.