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Mr. Chau’s decades of service to San Jose

After over three decades of service, Chau’s Auto Repair Center, formerly known as Chau’s Automotive at 1470 West San Carlos Street, has closed permanently. My family’s shop is soon to be demolished for the construction of a new luxury hotel where it stands now.

...In the mid 1980s, my family replanted their roots in San Jose, a result of their perseverance and help from government programs. They saved enough to purchase a home in Willow Glen, supporting a family of seven, including my grandma, my three older brothers and me. Nearby, they opened Chau’s Automotive in Buena Vista, a predominantly working-class Latinx neighborhood and multicultural commercial district.

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