Monday, April 26, 2010


He's baaaaaack! Rafaelo, "Our Favorite Building Manager," made the scene at 7th and Montana this morning after a two-and-a-half-year hiatus. For those who don't know him, Rafaelo's history is as colorful as a Hollywood screenplay. He used to manage his cousins' building near Starbucks, but spent most of his time regaling the crowd with fanciful stories from his past. One day, he was Canadian, the next, Italian. A retired Green Beret, he would spend hours plotting to open new businesses on Montana ranging from a Jewelry Emporium to a Filafel House. So, where has he been these past few years? "Everywhere!," he said, smiling, "I travel all over, I tell you: Canada, China, Oxnard ... you name it, I've been there!" He also has a new job, managing his cousins' clothing outlet in Hollywood. "Again with the cousins?," I asked. "Different cousins," he said, "You want suit? We get you suit!" For now, the clothing will have to wait. Rafaelo is busy supervising an important renovation at 7th and Montana. Who knows, maybe there's a Filafel House in our future, afterall ...!


Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Wow, he has been all the way to Oxnard, he is well traveled :o)

Paula said...

OMG you gotta know I'm a country girl. I was afraid that was a house of ill repute. Thats okay I know how to use keyword. lol

Anonymous said...

Your colorful storyteller Mr. Rafaelo,appears to be quite full of himself. Here today and gone tomorrow, Like Puff the Magic Dragon.
Seem like the next smart business move for him and his cousin, would be for them to open up a Fishing Store... and he can get on his soap box & tell a whale of a tale.