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'I'm going to open a French, fine dining restaurant in Newton!' How a Surrey dining institution got its start

Valentine Aguirre saw potential in Surrey's Newton neighbourhood in the mid 1970s

CBC News

The Old Surrey Restaurant is nearly 45 years old, and the wooden stool in the kitchen has been there since it opened.

Philip Aguirre used to stand on it when he was nine years old so that he could wash dishes for his mother and father.

"I was too short to reach the sprayer," he said. "I'm looking forward to my nine-year-old son starting to work as well. We'll see if my life let's that happen."

As Aguirre grew taller, he graduated from dishwasher to busboy to prep cook to cook.

He took over the busi…

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'I'm going to open a French, fine dining restaurant in Newton!' How a Surrey dining institution got its start

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