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Feb
10

TV News Airs Montclair Bubbly, Chocolates

We get all warm and fuzzy when Bay Area telecasts feature the Montclair District, because it’s a rare event.  Tonight we saw the requisite Valentine’s Day story with an economic twist, and two Montclair businesses were highlighted:   Farmstead Cheeses and Wines and Le Bon Bon.

KTVU Reporter Tom Vacar was making the point that Valentine’s Day still packs a profitable punch, even though people want to economize a bit.  Our local business owners felt pretty optimistic so far.

“Valentine’s Day is all about sparkling wine,” exclaimed Jeff Diamond, who owns Farmstead. He added that all holidays matter, including  V-Day, and that his business has picked up versus last year.

“We are happy,” declared Le Bon Bon’s proprietor, Ugyen Triantopolous.  She explained that some customers buy a little bit less, but business is looking good this year.

Check out the the video and our two new celebrities.  You’ll see plenty of air time for the two stores, along with bubbly and trays of chocolates.  You can’t really go wrong with these affordable luxuries for V-Day.

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3 Responses to “TV News Airs Montclair Bubbly, Chocolates”


  1. 1 Darby
    February 13, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    I saw Frank Somerville shopping in Lucky’s with his family the other night and I’ve seen Wendy Tokuda in the village on a few occasions. There are several local news celebs up in the Hills, and we’re always getting nice publicity, especially from KTVU.

  2. 2 JG
    February 15, 2010 at 10:35 am

    Frank Somerville and his family live in Upper Rockridge.

  3. February 15, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    It was quite a surprise when Tom Vacar showed up with his big TV truck! He’s featured Farmstead before, and is a really nice guy.

    and yes, Wendy Tokuda is a Hills resident. She’s a tireless volunteer in the East Bay Regional Park’s Scotch Broome removal project, and you can often see her pulling Broome at the side of the trails in Redwood Regional.


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