Auto mall for Menlo: Sports fields in its future?
Original post made by Elizabeth Lasensky, Menlo Park: Downtown, on Oct 11, 2006
GM is looking for an evening/weekend anchor to encourage people to stop and shop for cars (or trucks). Granted, GM had something other than sports fields in mind, but I suggested to the GM representative that perhaps we could get a couple of sports fields on the property. Whether the fields would be on a roof or on donated ground, they would certainly draw crowds and night lighting won't be a problem.
Whether the land is donated, lent or leased, there is potential for a great partnership.
Now that would be a win-win-win.