Paul Weckman of Lexington and Emily Wolff of Fort Mitchell met on the campus of the University of Kentucky as freshman in the fall of 1998. The two hit it off immediately, and quickly became inseparable. Several years later, the two were married at Wolff's childhood home. After graduation, Wolff and Weckman decided to move to Covington and open Otto's restaurant. There, Paul was able to pair his economics degree with his love of cooking, and Emily used the restaurant space as a gallery. The two welcomed their twin sons to the family the same week they opened the restaurant.
The restaurant served not only as a family business, but as their family home. As Otto's grew from a small lunch spot into the brunch, lunch, and dinner spot that it is today, Wolff and Weckman began to search for a larger family home. They bought and rehabbed the former St Aloysius Rectory around the corner from Otto's. The rehab was a major undertaking, but served as the catalyst for the two's real estate development company, Lucky Twins, LLC. In the years since, Wolff and Weckman have rehabbed over a dozen properties in the MainStrasse Village neighborhood, and have received several preservation awards for their endeavors including a statewide award for their work at 602 Main Street, the building now housing their second restaurant, Frida 602.
Their focus is not only on real estate, but also community development. Wolff spearheaded the Make Goebel Great project that brought a new playground to the community, and helped facilitate the famous Goebel Goats. She is currently focusing on improvements to Goebel pool and the beautification of the underpasses throughout the neighborhood. Emily serves on the Urban Design Review Board and continues to pour her creative energy into Covington. Meanwhile, Paul has remained a presence in the NKY food scene, becoming a well-known chef, rehab expert, and businessman. Both Paul and Emily are busy raising their five children (Rowan and Adam 14, Olive 9, Archer 5, and Ari 1) to be active members of their community.