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Small Talk With Teri By Teri Norbye

Jan 29, 2017 08:47PM ● By Teri Norbye

Reed and Roxanne Cole

Small Talk With Teri By Teri Norbye


Meet Roxanne and Reed Cole. They’ve been married for 20 years, live in Martinez, and have three children and five grandchildren. Roxanne is the owner of Roxx on Main in Martinez. Reed works at the S.T. Johnson Company and also helps out at the restaurant. Their favorite Valentine’s Day memory is the time Roxanne sent the kids away, made a nice dinner, and put their wedding video on.


Best parts of owning a restaurant?

“The best part is getting to know more about my community and the friends we’ve made. And every day is different; it’s a constant change, and I enjoy change.”


What’s it like to work together?

“There’s live music at the restaurant on Friday and Saturday nights. Whenever our favorite song, “Georgia” by Ray Charles, is played, we’ll just stop what we’re doing and dance.”


What do you love most about each other?

Roxanne He’s my best friend and the kindest person I’ve ever met.

Reed I’ve been in love with her since the day I met her 27 years ago. She used to work at a supermarket on Contra Costa Blvd. called Fry’s. I used to always go there and try to find her.