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Stanford Shopping Center rebuild to bring major changes

Original post made on Oct 14, 2013

The third phase of Stanford Shopping Center's renovation would include some of the most dramatic changes the center has seen in its three-year remodeling effort.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, October 13, 2013, 1:41 AM

Comments

Posted by Tom Croft, a resident of Atherton: other
on Oct 14, 2013 at 2:26 pm

This article needs a map showing where stores will be.


Posted by Mary, a resident of Menlo Park: University Heights
on Oct 14, 2013 at 4:29 pm

I see a huge parking problem, especially during long busy weekends and the holidays. With the current construction I believe they are probably down about 1000 spots. Build another 2 story garage. Would be great to bring back Palo Alto Creamery and some other places to sit down and eat kid friendly.


Posted by Frequenter of Shopping Center, a resident of Hillview Middle School
on Oct 17, 2013 at 9:54 pm

One of my favorite things about the Stanford Shopping Center is that it's outdoors and the walkways have stunning foliage including trees, vines and incredible flower variety and compositions. I used to take my kids here when they were younger just to appreciate the beautiful flowers and fountains (and of course we ended up purchasing food and clothes as a result).

I really hope they don't replace these beautiful parts of the Center. Dumbing down the landscaping with "a simplified at grade scheme" using "themes" sounds horrible. It sounds like Disneyland.

Regarding the parking, it's already a huge pain on weekends and around holidays to find a parking spot. Really, they're going to increase stores, creat office space and decrease parking? Sounds like a good plan to annoy shoppers and decrease business.