Like Cher or Madonna you don’t need a second name to know who Raffi is. In Cote Saint-Luc, Raffi has celebrity status and he is Photo of the Week #9.
Raffi Abikian has been running the Shell Service Station for 20 of the last 50 years. His regular clients number in the thousands and generations of Cote Saint-Lucers have entrusted their prize possesion to Raffi’s Service Station. Raffi’s nine employees keep the pumps flowing and the mechanics bay busy, seven days a week. And Raffi’s service doesn’t end there. A couple of years ago he acquired a garage in lower NDG (near the Reno Depot) where his staff do body work to round out their service offering.
If that weren’t enough Raffi is dedicated to the community and regularly sponsors major Kiddushes (meals following a traditional synagogue service) at Beth Zion, and is often involved in one way or another in other community events.
You won’t find a more honest and hard working garage owner than Raffi who is part and parcel of the fabric of Cote Saint-Luc. You’ll find him just about every day at the station at the corner of Westminster Ave and Guelph Road.