What did you think of the downtown block party?
Original post made by Rory Brown on Aug 2, 2007
Is this something the city should do every year? More often than that?
What changes would you like to see made for the next block party, scheduled for Aug. 15?
on Aug 2, 2007 at 8:58 pm
I liked the event. It was great to meet my neighbors and friends of MP on a nice evening. I am looking to the next event.
I would like to see more restaurants and tables for dinner since it was nice to eat and listen to the bands but the choices were limited and you had to wait.
on Aug 3, 2007 at 8:20 am
I enjoyed it and only wished more people had come. Maybe they will as the word gets out.
One thing that shocked me was how many of the downtown businesses are really dull and make downtown appear dead in the evening. There are way too many banks, nail shops, thrift shops, realtors that front onto Santa Cruz. Fortunately we have some excellent restaurants and a few interesting stores.
on Aug 3, 2007 at 10:18 am
I think the comcept was good. The execution could have been better.
Come on Menlo Park merchants, here's a chance to do some good. local business with your neighbors.
Not only restaurants but the rest of the brick and motor businesses should seize the opportunity to let the neighbors know who they are.
Keep your doors open for a few more hours. Pass out coupons, cookies, anything that will let cusotmers know who you are. With all that foot traffic how can you miss?