- Gavin Abadi was born in Johannesburg, South Africa.
- At 15 years old he moved to California.
- Gavin displayed strong work ethic at a young age working Monday through Friday in sales.
- After high school, Gavin Abadi’s career in auctions began while working for his aunt’s auction company processing invoices.
- Gavin Abadi learned the retail and auction business from his father who owned an oriental rug gallery in South Africa making for an easy transition working with his aunt.
- At 19, Gavin Abadi became a young auctioneer in California and successfully saved enough money to open his own small business within just 18 months.
- Gavin imported bronze statues and sold them wholesale along with conducting his own auctions of bronze and consignment pieces from rug retailers. This business has grown over the past 17 years into the fine art and collectibles sales that Gavin is currently succeeding in.
- Gavin Abadi’s fine art and collectibles sales has consisted of weekly auctions nationwide weekly for the past 18 years. Gavin has conducted over 3,000 auctions over the course of his career.
- Presently, Gavin has realized the life-long dream of owning his own restaurant. His first opportunity presented itself with The Bubble Room in Buckhead, a neighborhood in Atlanta, GA. Since then Gavin Abadi has been involved in the ownership of nine restaurants over the years including: Bubble Room, Coyote Ugly, Level 3, Beluga, Tangier, Dragonfly, Hush, The Dive Bar and Twisted Taco. Twisted Taco began with one location and has now grown to four. Gavin delegates the operations of his restaurant endeavors to his managing partner while continuing his focus on the art industry.
Gavin Abadi Fine Art and Collectibles
Gavin Abadi is well known in the Atlanta business and social scene as an ambitious young entrepreneur. Gavin is part owner in a variety of restaurants and popular local night life establishments throughout metro Atlanta. Abadi is also well known as an auctioneer and wholesaler of fine art and collectables. Gavin Abadi is very active in the Atlanta community and heavily involved in a variety of charities each year.
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