…pravalia de pe Academiei a fost binecuvantata, a fost cea mai tare unitate de cafea din Bucuresti, avea un subsol imens acolo erau masinile de prajit cafea…
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Acolo se prajeau 15-20 de saci de cafea pe zi, avea totusi un handicap pentru ca cel mai bine e sa ai masinile de prajit la vedere, sa vada clientul, sa miroasa cafeaua proaspat prajita… Magazinul de la Danielian a trecut pe mana fiului sau Azad, zis si Pasalica, de la Azad a preluat Mendoian care era bun prieten cu Mizil. Dupa plecarea in `70 a lui Mendoian pravalia a fost preluata de Gaizak Ohanesian, care acum e in Los Angeles.
Povestite de Haig Papugian
… Mendoian era un armean solid şi înalt, purta barbă, avea multe relaţii şi era foarte generos. Avea un magazin foarte frumos amenajat pe Academiei la nr.1, parcă era din 1001 de nopţi, era plin de toate mărfurile din lume. Era atât de generos încât, atunci când aducea câte un transport de cafea şi chema oameni la descărcat, le plătea la fiecare pentru o zi de descărcat sacii de cafea, echivalentul unui salariu mediu din acea vreme.
Povestite de Gheorghe Florescu
… Mendoian a preluat magazinul de coloniale de pe Academiei de la Derenig Danielian, un mare negustor din acele timpuri, avea firma Cafea Ideal, magazin foarte frumos amenajat, cu un mobilier oriental, aveai impresia că te afli într-un palat din Bagdad, toate vasele de expunere erau din aramă, era spectaculos…Danielian avea şi o fabrică de dulciuri. Danielian era prieten cu Gheorghiu Dej iar, cand acesta din urma a fost intr-o vizita in URSS si de acolo ajuns si in Armenia, si l-a invitat si pe Danielian sa-l insoteasca.
Povestite de Haig Keskerian
… de la Danielian a preluat Mendoian pe Academiei nr.3, eu l-am angajat cand lucram la Ministerul Comertului, era un mare domn, foarte fin, foarte generos şi galant. El a lucrat întâi împreună cu Gaiţak Ohanesian şi apoi a rămas doar el iar, după ce a plecat Mendoian, magazinul a fost preluat de un lucrator al lui.
Povestite de Armenica Sahaghiean
MENDOIAN ACADEMIEI STREET
…the shop on Academiei was blessed, it was the best coffee establishment in Bucharest, it had a huge basement where there were coffee roasting machines… 15-20 bags of coffee were roasted there, it still had a handicap because it’s best to have the roasting machines in sight, for the customer to see, to smell the freshly roasted coffee… The store from Danielian passed into the hands of his son Azad, also called Pasalica, from Azad Mendoian, who was a good friend of Mizil, took over . After the departure of Mendoian in `70, the role was taken over by Gaizak Ohanesian, who is now in Los Angeles. Narrated by Haig Papugian. Narrated by Haig Papugian
… Mendoian was a solid and tall Armenian, he wore a beard, had many connections and was very generous. He had a very nice store on Academiei at no. 1, as if it was from 1001 nights, it was full of all the goods in the world. He was so generous that when he brought in a shipment of coffee and called people to unload it, he paid them each for a day to unload the coffee bags, the equivalent of an average wage at that time. Narrated by Gheorghe Florescu
… Mendoian took over the colonial shop on the Academiei de la Derenig Danielian, a great merchant of those times, had the Cafea Ideal company, a very nicely decorated shop, with oriental furniture, you had the impression that you were in a palace in Baghdad, all the display dishes were made of copper, it was spectacular… Danielian also had a sweets factory. Danielian was a friend of Gheorghiu Dej and when the latter was on a visit to the USSR and from there to Armenia, he invited Danielian to accompany him. Narrated by Haig Keskerian
… from Danielian, Mendoian took over Academiei no. 3, I hired him when I was working at the Ministry of Commerce, he was a great gentleman, very fine, very generous and gallant. He first worked together with Gaiţak Ohanesian and then he remained alone and, after Mendoian left, the store was taken over by one of his workers.
Narrated by Armenica Sahaghiean