Menlo Park: BBC restaurant plans move ahead

Rob Fischer's plans to renovate the historic BBC in Menlo Park into a three-floor restaurant are moving along; he requested building permits on June 25, according to the city's staff.

The new BBC will feature an expanded mezzanine for indoor and outdoor dining on the ground floor. According to the city, Mr. Fischer wants to add an exterior staircase, create an outdoor dining area with a bar and grill on the roof, and switch the main entry from El Camino Real to Santa Cruz Avenue.

Mr. Fischer also owns the Palo Alto Creamery along with Reposado and, in Mountain View, Gravity and Scratch restaurants.

Sandy Brundage


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Posted by Manlo Punk
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jul 22, 2014 at 9:31 am

Looking forward to this. Talk about an eyesore!

Please, please, let's not have any debates about parking, open space, savemenlodeservesbetterdowntownspecificplan!

Let's enjoy this, and encourage forward movement!

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Posted by randy albin
a resident of another community
on Jul 22, 2014 at 10:23 am

this is an old restaurant that has been there for a long time. it could be good for social get-togethers or for the food and drink. hope that it is upgraded and a good place to meet people

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Posted by Sandy
a resident of Menlo Park: Felton Gables
on Jul 23, 2014 at 1:13 pm

Maybe this place will encourage the Facebook workers to stay and spend money in Menlo Park instead of hopping on the bus back to SF.

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Posted by Menlo oldtimer
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jul 23, 2014 at 7:39 pm

Everybody loves the Creamery, please let these plans go through. We used to take our kids and eat at the BBC, before it turned into a nightclub after dark at 10 pm or so, it was welcoming to all. Without the BBC, Menlo Park is a little bit darker. Please let the BBC restaurant open again and shine.

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Posted by Native
a resident of Menlo Park: Fair Oaks
on Jul 24, 2014 at 10:39 am

Great news! Menlo Park is so void of any decent bars, especially open air bars. I hate having to go to Palo Alto or other area cities when there could be a perfectly good option right here. Thank you, Mr. Fischer for doing this. Hopefully, it will go smoothly and the MP NIMBYs will stay under their rocks.

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Posted by MPGIRL
a resident of Menlo Park: Fair Oaks
on Jul 29, 2014 at 3:38 pm

It's about time MP gets some life pumped back into it! I hate having to go to RWC and PA too for a fun time and some drinks. I would love to stay in Menlo. There's only so many times you can hit carpaccio and left bank in a week.


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Posted by BeerSnob
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Aug 1, 2014 at 9:57 am

Hoping they have a good selection of micro brew IPA and vegan food options! We are lacking anyplace that has both and I'd rather spend more time in MP than PA all the time.

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Posted by easong
a resident of another community
on Aug 7, 2014 at 9:35 pm

Missed the BBC these last couple of years. They had the best rotating draft list in MP and a tremendous bar stock of single malt whisky and other liquors. Too bad the riff raft that lingered long after dark messed it up for everybody in the community. Hoping it's more like the old BBC and less like Reposada. Don't need a bowl of fish tacos and a marguerite for $28.

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