CAPTAIN RON SCHUR
from New York City, Ron Schur landed in Los Angeles in 1971 with
dreams of becoming a standup comedian. Unfortunately, life as a
comedian was not what he had envisioned, and Ron turned to the real
estate and fast food business (Snacks 5th Avenue). His career was
on the rise, but he still had that empty feeling that came from
the need to entertain.
Ron had always loved the salad dressing at the historic steak and
seafood hang-out known as THE GALLEY in Santa Monica, but no one
would reveal the secret recipe. When the landmark restaurant went
up for sale, he decided to buy it thereby giving him a venue to
tell stories, jokes and entertain people. The bonus was that he
got the salad dressing recipe. Now if Captain Ron, as he is affectionately
known, bombs at one table he just moves over to another. He added
a patio and private room to the THE GALLEY allowing him to expand
and really “work the room!”
Captain Ron welcome locals and tourists from all over to
a place where televisions and computers are unplugged and
cell phones are left in the car. He wants people to mingle
and talk at the bar and get to know their neighbors, and
for THE GALLEY to be a place for business and love connections.
After 19 years, Captain Ron is at the helm every night fulfilling
his dreams and always “reporting for duty.”-
For me, making
contact with guests on a personal level is most gratifying. Each
night, I count connections, not dinners! Afterwards, as I reflect
on the evening, I realize I can't wait for the next night.
Hope to see you aboard!