Thursday, July 21, 2011


This is Gil. He built The Cave. (He had some help.) Gil is cool, old school. One of the better parts of being here is getting to see him once in a while when he comes in to raid his locker, like he's doing right now.

Gil and his partners of the Broadway-Glendale Co. bought this hotel in 1975. One day a bunch of kids were sitting around trying to figure out what to do with this place, and this is what came of that. Avid wine drinkers, they opened The Cave in 1982.

Then they figured, well, we have a Cave now, let's go get some wine. So Gil went to the store and got a bottle of this stuff. (The price tag, a little blurry, reads $39.99.) Then he tucked it away in his locker for a few years. Gee, wonder what it's worth now, heh-heh.

Which is why Gil owns The Cave and I just work here.