The Bocholis lineage establishes our origin in Arta, Greece. Pictured is the most famous landmark of Arta, the legendary stone bridge was built in 1602. With its beautiful arches it spans the width of the Arachthos River. The Arta Bridge is a visual delight and for centuries has acquired mythical proportions with numerous legends taking shape around its carefully placed stones. The bridge's myth is represented in songs and is used as an expression when Greeks are involved in an action that fails over and over, ultimately requiring extreme effort to accomplish the goal. According to the folk ballad of the Acritic songs family, every day 60 apprentices and 45 craftsmen or masons, under the leadership of the Head Builder, tried to build a bridge, but its foundations would collapse each night. Only divine intervention could save the bridge. A bird with a human voice informed the Head Builder that in order for the bridge to remain standing, he must "sacrifice" his wife.
For over 400 years, this achievement of engineering has stood as a symbol of "resistance" resistance against the water of the river, resistance against the occupation powers (Turks, Germans), but also resistance against Greek bureaucracy that during 1930's recommended the demolition of the bridge! The theme revolving around the myth is the foreman's conflict between his own tragic personal loss, and the resulting common good. Cush & Vicki Bocholis have enjoyed multiple successes in life but it cannot be understated that the journey draws parallels to the "sacrifices" made during the construction of the legendary Arta Bridge!
Tonys Lunch [1936-42]; B and B Cafe [1951-56]; Deluxe Diner [1956-65]; Green Oak Cafe [1967-72]; Golden B Restaurant [1972-2001]; Noah's Ordinary [2001-02] Golden B Restaurant [2010-Present]