We had the good fortune of connecting with Nir Sela and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Nir, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
What was your thought process behind starting your own business? Great question… As a kid I never knew “what I wanted to do when I grew up” I always saw myself as an entrepreneur and wanted to create something on my own. My first job was delivering pizza on a scooter, after that I moved to the kitchen and later running the pizzeria. After serving 3 years in the Israeli navy I moved here to the US and started my journey as property manager then a law firm manager and later an hotel manger. After opening my first restaurant I knew that this is what I wanted to do. By that time I had years of experience of solving problems and I loved socializing with people ( I believe those 2 traits are a key when owning a restaurant) Thinking back now I realize that most of my previous jobs were in the service & hospitality industry so owning a restaurant it’s just something I learn and love to do.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Right before Corona hit we were about to open a speakeasy bar, while Corona slowed us down we are still planning to open “Room One Eleven“ in the next few months.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Barrons Estate Jewelers, The antique mall & Orisons boutique is some of my favorites.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My landlord, John Rattan ( also the owner of The Body Shop Collision Repair ) as always he is very understanding and helpful during this pandemic. To be honest I wasn’t surprised by his generosity and his willingness to help since it wasn’t the first or second time that John is doing everything that he can to make sure that my business get all the help to stay successful since day one!