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The Coffee House Philosopher

Some forgotten Alva notables


October 14, 2018

One of Alva’s most colorful personalities from the past century is the one and only Robert R. Brown. In the past, when mentioning his name, everyone that knew him always said all three components of his cognomen (i,e, “Robert” “R” “Brown”). But today, whenever I mention his name, the most frequent response from younger residents is, “Who is he?” When it comes up, I feel so ancient.

I first met Robert R. Brown at Alva’s former premiere nightclub – Vince and Iris Pettit’s VIP Supper Club – you remember Vince don’t you? – and his night place with the $2 million Be...

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