Allied Arts Guild is a Ghost Town
Original post made by Avid Gardner, another community, on Jun 6, 2007
We hadn't been aware of the recent events at the Guild and one of the clerks referred us to the Almanac's web site for more information. After reading the Town Forum entries, I'm amazed! How can the auxiliary that owns the property let this happen! I realize that maintaining the grounds costs money, but if the roses, flowers and shrubs die, what is there to draw visitors to the property?
I hope that those members of the Allied Arts Auxiliary who can see that there are grave problems move quickly to fix them. The gardens won't survive with this kind of neglect, and neither will the retail tenants. If and when the facility closes, which appears inevitable according to postings on this web site, we'll all miss the wonderful gardens and delightful shops we've known and loved for years, and we'll wish that the Allied Arts Auxiliary had taken better care of the Menlo Park community's artistic legacy.