Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Ray optimistically plans to return to his store next week

As we mentioned last week, Ray Alvarez, the 82-year-old proprietor of Ray's Candy Store at 113 Avenue A, had heart valve replacement surgery.

He hopes to return home to recuperate later this week. By all accounts, friends who have visited Ray say that he is doing quite well all things considered.

DNAinfo's Lisha Arino spoke with Ray for a story today.

“Everything is okay. I feel good,” he said on the phone Monday, before adding optimistically, “I’m going to be in my store next week.”


Anonymous said...

Now that Ray has a new heart valve, you should think about getting a new picture of him.

Anonymous said...

YES come back! we love you!!!!

Anonymous said...

I am so inspired by the people who run Ray's store when he isn't able to be there. He is so lucky to have their love and support. I hope he returns to the work he loves soon!