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Upscale in a down economy

Original post made on Feb 4, 2010

Chez TJ owner George Aviet has been serving world class contemporary French cuisine for nearly three decades. That's hard to do even in good times; but in a down economy, running a business based on luxury is "even more challenging."

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, February 4, 2010, 4:17 PM

Comments (5)

Posted by Eli
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Feb 4, 2010 at 7:54 pm

Maybe some of those well-paid MVLA teachers and MVWSD administrators will get a chance to eat at Chez TJ. :-)

Posted by Steve
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Feb 5, 2010 at 2:55 pm

Teachers and State workers unions have been an unmitigated disaster for California.

It's actually quite ironic that the tax payer pays these peoples' salaries which they then use to pay their union dues, so that they can extort more money from the tax payer.

Unfortunately, many people in this state believe that an endless supply of money comes from the magical money well.

Keep in mind that in 3% of the state's population pay 60% of the taxes (2004 data). I wonder what will happen when they get fed up with the state's grand socialist experiment?

Posted by To Eli
a resident of Castro City
on Feb 5, 2010 at 4:32 pm


Perhaps you'd like to go back to school and become a teacher in one of those school districts ;)

Posted by kathy-sylvanpark
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Feb 6, 2010 at 10:48 am

kathy-sylvanpark is a registered user.

When I first moved here years ago I had a few fabulous meals at Chez TJ but now they go for those annoying tasting menus (many courses of small pretentious portions). I know the 'foodies' go mad for this but I would love it if they also offered a regular menu, a few salads and entrees to choose from. Maybe George and Scott will come up with something new that will encourage the locals to dine there more frequently.

Have no idea why the other posts are talking about teachers and unions...let's stay on topic people.

Posted by plarenas
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Feb 6, 2010 at 1:01 pm

My husband and I love Chez TJ. He proposed to me there seven years ago! It is wonderful to have this level of restaurant so nearby in our community for our special occasions. Their hardworking and dedicated staff always make us feel very welcome and special. That the chef uses local ingredients is also a plus!

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