Community - October 13, 2010

Business: A new look for Marsh Manor

After 50 years, shopping center marks remodel with Harvest Hoedown

Pumpkin decorating, wine and beer tasting, barbecue appetizers and music will be part of Harvest Hoedown, a celebration of the completion of phase 1 of the Marsh Manor shopping center remodel. The public is invited to the event from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22. Marsh Manor is located just off U.S. 101, at the corner of Marsh Road and Florence St. in Redwood City.

Along with Starbucks and eateries serving submarine sandwiches, Mexican, Italian, and Chinese food, the center is adding a bakery and ice cream shop serving Angel Heart Cakes and Queen Bee Ice Cream. Angel Heart Cakes and Atherton Sub will be offering samples.

Marsh Manor's new look includes a trellis-covered walkway between stores and a patio area for relaxed gathering and outdoor dining.

Marsh Manor is a local enterprise, developed 50 years ago by Richard Delucchi of Woodside. Mr. Delucchi built many homes in Friendly Acres, north of Florence Street, just across from the present shopping center.

When he first started to develop the property at the corner of Marsh Road and Florence Street, he planned to build 16 homes. Forms for the foundations were laid out. When he learned Marsh Road was connecting to the new 101 freeway, he tore out the foundations and started the process of building Marsh Manor.

Mr. Delucchi is a longtime resident of Woodside, who celebrated his 101st birthday in September. In 2005, he was honored as "Horseperson and Citizen of the Year" by the Woodside Mounted Patrol. Mr. Delucchi is also a past captain of the Mounted Patrol, past president of the San Mateo County Horsemen's Association, and past president of the Peninsula Contractors' Association.

He is looking forward to welcoming guests to the Harvest Hoedown celebration on Oct. 22.

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