Relief in the Rohrbach gastro scene: A successor to the Wirtshaus B34 on the town square has been secured. The fact that “Avoris”, one of four school friends from the Rohrbach district, is responsible for the continued operation of the catering business – even on Sunday afternoons – is what Rohrbach-Berg’s mayor Andreas Lindorfer also describes as a “double stroke of luck”. This September, under the leadership of the experienced gastro professional Roland Feyrer Schwarz, a traditional tavern will open in the former “B34”. Efforts are already being made to recruit staff, develop the range of food and drinks, and adapt the interior design. Avoris sees potential at the location that goes well beyond gastronomy. Mayor Lindorfer leaves no doubt that the municipality has a great interest in the joint further development of the location.
At the beginning of February 2023, the owners Michael and Christa Bertlwieser announced that they were selling the B34 restaurant for personal reasons. At that time there was great fear in Rohrbach-Berg that another traditional gastronomic business could be lost forever. It is now clear that from September 2023, classic traditional dishes with an international touch will be cooked and served again at Stadtplatz 34a. Roland Feyrer Schwarz wants to run the restaurant as a classic inn with a changing menu for lunch and dinner as well as traditional Sunday menus. “In addition, our inn should again become the meeting point for sports and music clubs, the fire brigade, the morning pint, but also for baptisms, weddings and family celebrations,” explains Feyrer Schwarz. From 2012 to 2018 he was the service manager at the “bertlwiesers” inn, the predecessor of the B34. The experienced restaurateur is still pondering exactly how the culinary focus will be. “It is already certain that we will offer a wide range of Mühlviertler and international beers,” reveals the beer sommelier.
By the way: The four Avoris founders and managing directors also come from the district and were classmates at high school for eight years before they graduated from high school. “Even in B34, which was then still called Gasthaus Reisinger, we regularly had the much-needed French tutoring to make it to the Matura,” explains Christian Sageder, one of the four managing directors. “For this reason, and because of the still deep connection to our homeland, the gastronomic future in the B34 is a real matter close to our hearts.”
Because all four bosses, Christian Sageder, Hermann Neuburger-Hillmayer, Dominik Peherstorfer and Peter Wiesinger, are very familiar with the regional situation, the purchase of the B34 property was completed within a few weeks. “We have agreed on a purchase price that comes very close to what Michael and Christa Bertlwieser wanted,” reveals Dominik Peherstorfer. Both sides do not want to name a specific sum. The purchase decision was made easier by the special location of the 2032 m2 property in the town centre. While the catering facility with around 150 seats is in excellent condition, the remaining built-up and undeveloped areas still offer great potential. The fact that Rohrbach-Berg urgently needs hotel beds is an open secret, says Peherstorfer.
For this reason, Avoris is already seeking dialogue with the mayor in order to coordinate further property development with the community’s ideas. “Sustainable real estate can only be created if the ideas and needs of the communities, the wishes of the population and the potential of a location are already reconciled in the planning phase,” says Peherstorfer, outlining the strategy.