Cleaning & Maintenance Management Online

Former janitor is restaurant's ambassador

July 22, 2011

BONITA SPRINGS, FL — After being the janitor and maintenance man at Buffalo Chips for 20 years, Allen Christ is still something of a staple, according to the Naples Daily News.

Christ, or "Gator" as he is more affectionately known, now lives behind the establishment he took care of for two decades, the article stated.

According to the article, Gator lingers outside on the same green lawn chair, day after day.

"An old normal person would put hisself [sic] inside the room here and watch TV and drink beer and smoke cigarettes, but I like to be here and watch the birds, the feral cats that run around — of course I feed them," said Christ.

The owner of Buffalo Chips, Al Greenwood, has said tourists often come specifically to catch a glimpse of Gator, who has been a "notorious icon for Bonita Springs" for decades, the article noted.

Click here to read the complete article.