Itís Time for Some Straight Answers. Is Allied Arts Being Sold?
Original post made by A Concerned Arbor Road Neighbor on Jul 17, 2007
If this is Allied Arts, and it sounds like it is, why hasn't the Allied Arts Guild, specifically president Jean Coblentz, informed the Menlo Park community and the Guild's neighbors of their plan to sell the property. We keep hearing promises of a better mix of tenants, a new image for the Guild, a new restaurant, but nothing is happening. We need some straight answers from the group that demanded variances from us for the use of their property so that they could host conferences and meetings. The property looks run down, there are few visitors, there are no meetings and conferences, and the merchants' stores are essentially empty. Doesn't look like the stated plan for the future is working. In fact, it looks like the property is being readied for sale.
It's time the Allied Arts Auxiliary told us what's really going on. Are you selling the property? Why? To whom? To be used for what?
on Jul 18, 2007 at 1:04 pm
I haven't been to Allied Arts in eons, but given what I've heard, I'd bet that the handwriting on the wall uses indelible ink. I suggest you drive by the hideous micro-mansions that are emerging from the dust in the 100 block of Linfield if you want to get a preview of the future of the Allied Arts neighborhood.
on Jul 19, 2007 at 3:14 pm
Allied Arts is not for sale. Period. The shops are open, the garden is lovely, a new restaurant is coming soon.
on Jul 19, 2007 at 4:10 pm