More chamber drama, this time in San Dimas

Look’s like Sid Mousakian, owner of Chalet Gourmet in San Dimas, isn’t going down without a fight.

If you’re not familiar with the story, Mousakian recently applied for membership with the San Dimas Chamber of Commerce, but was denied entry.

Officials wouldn’t really divulge their reasons for the rejection, but said that they couldn’t understand why Mousakian would apply considering he has been a vocal critic of the chamber and the city.

Here’s the previous story Brian Day wrote last week.

I was cc’d on the following e-mail Tuesday from Mousakian to the chamber:

Ted Powl & Board of Directors;

The family of Chalet Gourmet respectfully request the appeal process for the denial of our business.

Secondly, we would like to know the law firm that represents the Chamber of Commerce for the city of San Dimas for future contact.

For the record, we would like to know if we are the first and only business in the history of San Dimas who were denied membership into the Chamber of Commerce.

Lastly, the business and the family members of Chalet Gourmet want to know specific reasons as to why our family business was turned down to join the Chamber.

Please respond as soon as possible.

Please Cc this email to all Board of Directors.

Sid Maksoudian
Arax Maksoudian
Aline Maksoudian

Chalet Gourmet
120 W. Bonita Ave. Suite E
San Dimas, CA 91773
T: 909-592-7300

Hours of Operation: 10am – 8pm Tuesday – Saturday

I have to say, I’d also be very interested to know whether the chamber has denied applicants before, considering each member pays hundreds of dollars in membership dues each year.