Editorial: Vicious circle at Allied Arts Menlo Park, posted by Editor, The Almanac Online, on Jul 28, 2007 at 8:47 pm
Last week's cover story describing the sad state of the Allied Arts Guild makes one thing perfectly clear: Without a viable restaurant or another way to attract customers, the beautiful garden complex in Menlo Park is doomed to fail.
Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, July 25, 2007, 12:00 AM
Posted by Ericka Hiatt, a resident of the Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park neighborhood, on Jul 28, 2007 at 8:47 pm
As a child, we lived only a few blocks away from Allied Arts. I still own a Christmas ornament bought for me by a caring stranger at the Christmas shop. My best friend's mother volunteered her cooking skills for years and years. It breaks my heart to hear that this beautiful treasure is being mis-managed into the ground. Logically, one knows that nothing lasts forever, but there's something so terrible about the thought that there may not be another year for the Christmas shop, or the wonderful treats one could have for tea. It's as if a corner of the world is crumbling. Can someone not step in to do something? Why does money have to be the one and only yardstick we use to measure worth?