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From homeless and addicted to drugs to business owner hoping to inspire, help others

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Posted at 4:58 PM, Nov 09, 2020
and last updated 2021-09-23 11:36:46-04

LUTZ, Fla. — Seven years ago he was homeless and addicted to drugs, today he is the proud owner of Revelations Cafe in Lutz.

Robby Graham is now using his business to give back to others in need.

“When you step into Revelations Cafe we believe that people have this sense of calm that comes over them, there is a peace here,” said Graham.

If you would have told him seven years ago that he would be running his own cafe, he would have told you, it was more likely he wouldn’t even be alive.

“I became an IV drug user due to a pain pill addiction that came from an injury,” said Graham. “I lost everything, because no longer could I hold a job, who was going to keep a drug user on their payroll.”

Homeless, helpless and alone, Graham turned to the Salvation Army, who introduced him to a little something called faith.

“I prayed to the Lord and I said 'take me or cure me because I can’t live this way any longer,'” said Graham.

During his mission to sobriety, Graham met his wife Mia, and together, they opened Revolutions Cafe. However, they wanted more than just a successful business.

“We want to be a beacon of light in a dark world, we know there are a lot of things going on,” said Graham.

The prayer wall inside the restaurant makes it evident, Revolutions Cafe is a place where people can look to a higher power.

“If you have any prayer requests please put them on that prayer wall, we pray for them daily, as we walk to and from the kitchen we go right by that prayer wall,” said Graham.

Graham is ready to share resources and guidance to those in need, all they have to do is ask.

“I know that it’s never anything pushed on me, if I need to talk to someone I know that I can talk to Robby I can talk to Mia, we have become friends, its more than a place I come to eat,” said loyal customer Lauren Fucarino.

They also try to keep the body just as healthy as the mind, by offering an all plant-based menu.

“It doesn’t matter what race, what religion, what creed, we don’t care, what we want is for you to come in and experience love the way it is supposed to be given,” said Graham.