Tecumseh is not just a collective of businesses with deep roots in the community. More and more business owners like Valerie Robichaud of Salsaria’s Mexican Restaurant, albeit newer on the scene, intentionally sought out the city because of the unique vibe those deep roots have created.

Valerie describes the journey of her establishment from its original location in Adrian, where it operated for 24 years, to its current home in Tecumseh since 2015. The decision to move was driven by a strategic opportunity to purchase and renovate a building downtown, transforming it into a venue with a charming patio acquired from an adjacent building. Valerie described this relocation as a “huge undertaking,” but it was ultimately worth it.

Valerie was drawn to Tecumseh by the town’s strong support for local businesses. Valerie notes, “People are very supportive, and they support their local places as long as you treat them well.” This local loyalty is showcased through the various festivals and events that strengthen community bonds and benefit businesses like Salsaria’s.

Moreover, Valerie’s commitment to her restaurant is complemented by her husband, Jeffrey, who handles all maintenance and repairs. This family-operated venture emphasizes the importance of community and personal touch in its business model, aiming to offer a memorable dining experience that resonates with customers.

Salsaria’s has been a part of the Tecumseh landscape for nearly a decade. Valerie’s experience reflects a successful adaptation and contribution to the local economy, fostering a venue where residents can enjoy authentic Mexican cuisine and Margheritas in a welcoming environment.

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