News & ToursMay 21, 2009

'We've gone from chichi to Chi-Chi's'

Stories abound about private clubs that have had to open their doors to the public to help bolster a sagging bottom line in a down economy, as this story from the Washington Post's Eli Saslow notes.

It focuses on one in particular, Uniontown Country Club in Uniontown, Pa., how historically it separated the haves from the have-nots in this small town. It recently opened its dining room for the first time to the public and has altered its menu to better suit its new reality. "Out: The filet mignon for $30. In: Super-nachos for $7.95," Saslow writes.

"We've gone from chichi to Chi-Chi's," one member tells Saslow.

-- John Strege

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