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From two brothers to another…

Art and Mel Ferreira were born and raised in Berkeley.  The building was built by their father in the early 1900’s where the family ran their plumbing supply business for more than 80 years.  After Art and Mel’s father passed away, the brothers took over the business and stayed forever rooted in Berkeley where they worked on many projects throughout California.  In 1997, Art and Mel retired.  Now they enjoy gardening and watching cooking shows.  The brothers were excited that their building would be converted into a garden restaurant due to their passion for food and gardening

Art is now 87, and Mel is 92 years old, but they are still in good spirits.  They love visiting Café Leila to spend a few hours in the building reminiscing about the good old days.