Bravo, Nelson Star and reporter Will Johnson for highlighting the exuberant personality and business contributions of dear Danny Rickaby.
I recall vividly a day a few years ago when Danny flagged me down on the sidewalk and pulled me into the newly renovated Empire Coffee bar.
He wanted me to see the small metal door from the New Grand Hotel’s old boiler, which he had rescued from the basement during renovations.
As any proud Nelson resident would do, he had mounted it on a wall in the new space, thus respecting the past while building on the future, in his trademark entrepreneurial way. Danny may as well have had “I Love Nelson” tattooed across his forehead.
Thank you, Mr. Rickaby, for reminding us all in so many ways how much we love where we live.
Eileen Delehanty Pearkes
Nelson Cultural Ambassador