Anthony Mantova Finds a Calling
Conservative activist and Yellow Elephant Anthony Mantova, a longtime subject of our attention [just search this blog on Mantova], has never found it within himself to Be A Man! Enlist!, but at least he has returned home to northern California [Eureka], where he and his brothers have taken over and updated a business.
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The three Mantova brothers have big plans for their new enterprise, Mantova's Two Street Music.
The Carlotta [CA] natives took over ownership of the longtime Old Town business earlier this fall, and are in the process of refurbishing the space and expanding the offerings. All three -- Anthony, 26; Nick, 23; and Matt, 19 -- are accomplished musicians in their own right. Anthony plays saxophone, Nick plays trumpet and Matt plays both accordion and trumpet.
And each has strengths that benefit the enterprise: Matt is detail-oriented, Nick is good with technology and repairs, while Anthony works the public relations/ advertising angle.
”We get along fine,” said the eldest brother, Anthony.
The trio have several plans for renovating the business. [ . . . ]
Going into the music store business marks the first business ownership for the brothers. Matt is currently enrolled at the College of the Redwoods, Nick works at Safeway in Fortuna and Anthony returned to the North Coast in June 2008 after working in event coordination for Bellevue University, which was based in Nebraska but had an operational center in Virginia. At present, he's working for Bear River Casino. [ . . . ]
The thought of opening a business in the middle of one of the country's deepest economic downturns didn't give the brothers pause. Research has shown, Anthony said, that music stores do well in economic downturns.
”If we survive the recession,” he said, “we'll do fine in the recovery.”
But the brothers plan to do much more than that.
”We want to be the central hub for music in Northern California and Southern Oregon,” he said. [ . . . ]
We wish Anthony Mantova and his brothers well in their new venture and hope that they will continue to remain active in their community.
Entrepreneurs of locally-owned businesses play an important role in our nation's economy; we salute them for their confidence in the future of our country.
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