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OWNER OF GAETANO’S BUYS ITS HIGHLAND PROPERTY FOR $2.6M

Ron Robinson apparently made them an offer they couldn’t refuse. Robinson, who has owned Italian restaurant Gaetano’s in Highland since 2013, now owns the restaurant’s history-laced brick building, too.

Robinson purchased the Highland properties at 3760 Tejon St. and 2018 W. 38th Ave. in late April for $2.6 million from an LLC managed by Wynkoop CEO Lee Driscoll, according to public documents. 

GAETANO’S SOLD TO RON ROBINSON, THE GUY FOR THE JOB

Gaetano’s, once owned by the notorious Colorado Smaldone crime family, was said to have been a hub for illegal gambling and bootlegging back in the 1940s when it was first opened.

Robinson didn’t respond to requests for comment last week. While revenge and a good antipasto are both dishes famously best served cold, there’s no evidence of bad blood between Robinson and Wynkoop Holdings. 

Owner Ron Robinson with his beautiful wife Deanna.