By Kirstan Knowlton
BERLIN — Husband and wife duo Luis and Sarah Felicano, are taking their experience in the car care industry and desire to help the local economy to the next level by opening Auto Care and Carly’s Cafe out on Third Ave., in Berlin.
With a focus on creating a family run business and helping to revitalize the local economy, the Felicano’s decided to call the North Country their home back in October of last year.
At the beginning of March, they turned their dream into a reality by opening Auto Care, and following shortly, Carly’s Cafe, scheduled to open in April.
Luis has over 25 years of experience in the industry, is I-Car certified and most recently worked for Berlin City. He will be offering auto detailing, rust repair, light bodywork, and installation of stereos and aftermarket parts. Along with automobiles, they will also service ATVs and snowmobiles.
In an interview, Sarah shared that they were excited to incorporate their three children into the family business when they became old enough, providing them with an opportunity to learn from real life experiences.
Sarah also explained that they named the cafe after their daughter, who was thrilled with their choice. Sarah who plans to run the coffee shop plans to sell coffee, tea, and freshly made pastries.
“We are really looking forward to meeting people in the community,” said Sarah.
Auto Care is located at 809 Third Ave in Berlin. It is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (603) 348-5515.