May Tenant of the Month: Elijah Gerfen of Breakout Games


May 3, 2018

Every other month, we’re spotlighting one of our tenants here at The Wharf. This month is the genial Midwestern transplant, Elijah Gerfen, General Operations Manager of Breakout Games. Breakout is an interactive Escape Room in which you choose different scenarios and have to solve riddles to escape within a set timeframe. Elijah is the gatekeeper, so step into his life-size puzzle to learn more!

Where were you born and raised?
Freeburg, Illinois, right outside of St. Louis, Missouri.

How long has your business been at The Wharf?
We’ve been here since July 2015.

What sort of goods or services do you provide?
Escape Rooms.

What does a typical workday involve for you?
Running games, answering phone calls and emails, helping employees and customers in any way I can.

What’s the most unusual thing that’s happened to you on the job?
One of my former high school teachers just so happened to come into my store! My hometown is 12 hours away from here, so I don’t run into people from back home very often.

Who’s the most noteworthy person that’s shopped at your store?
Former Alabama/Indianapolis Colts running back Trent Richardson.

What do you love the most about living and working in Orange Beach?
Getting to spend time in paradise never hurts.

What’s your favorite annual event at The Wharf?
The truck show!

Other than your own store, what’s your favorite place to shop at The Wharf?
Sand Dollar Lifestyles has a lot of great products.

What’s your favorite restaurant at The Wharf?
Villaggio Grille always has great food and spectacular service.

When it’s playtime, what’s your favorite activity at The Wharf?
Going to the movies at AMC Theatres.

What’s something your customers might not know about your store?
We are the largest escape room company in America! We are 1 of 45 locations.

What are some of your favorite hobbies?
Golf and playing with my dogs.

What’s your favorite food?
Cheeseburger and French fries.

What’s your favorite band/musician?
Kane Brown.

What’s your favorite movie?
Any of the Avengers movies.

If you could spend the day with any celebrity or historical figure (living or dead), who would it be?
Stephen Hawking, just to hear some of his theories, and learn some of the stuff he knew!

If you won the lottery, what would you do with your winnings?
I’d buy a house with a bunch of land.

Do you have any pets?
I have 3 dogs (Leonidas, Tater Tot, Thor).

Auburn or Alabama?
ROLLLLLL TIIIIIIDE!!!

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