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What If Woodside Atherton Hadn’t Spent $8+ Million Restoring Allied Arts?

Original post made by Ms. Reality Check, Woodside: other, on Aug 3, 2007

The Woodside Atherton Auxiliary to Children’s Hospital at Stanford is good at soliciting funds, as demonstrated by their Tally Ho events and the $8+ million they raised and borrowed to restore the Allied Arts Guild. And they spent that $8+ million on restoring the Allied Arts complex. But what if…?

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Posted by AC
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Aug 3, 2007 at 4:36 pm

Can't something be done to correct the parking lot situation so that buses could resume bringing people to Allied Arts?

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Posted by Bulldozer
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Aug 4, 2007 at 5:54 am

What if they bulldozed Allied Arts, subdivided it, and sold off a bunch of mini-mansions at $4mm each? The profits would become an endowment for the Children's Hospital. The neighbors property values would increase, there would be no retail or bus traffic.

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Posted by no bulldozing
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Aug 4, 2007 at 1:55 pm

Bulldozer - excuse me, but we neighbors prefer the guild. It's charming and it's what gives our neighborhood its name.
For some strange reason, there have been virtually no special events such as weddings and traditional parties since the restoration was completed. There are more hours available for that than ever before. Something important is amiss. There are plenty of ways to earn money for the children on this site without bulldozing it.