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CREATING A MORE VIBRANT MENLO PARK

Downtown Menlo Park Is Not Simply Recovering. It’s Emerging with Greater Vibrancy. Here Is How to Enjoy it!

Beer Garden BBQ The positive signs are impossible to ignore. Downtown Menlo Park is now re-opening in ways that offer residents and visitors many...

Original post made by Dana Hendrickson on Jun. 22, 2021
Last comment by JR, on Jul 2, 2021 at 4:34 pm | 6 comments | 4358 Views

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Ugly Empty Storefronts Hurt Downtown Menlo Park. Temporary Art Installations Would Make A Huge Difference

. My purpose in writing this post is to ask Menlo Park residents to email their district city council members and tell them they (a) are upset with the dozen empty...

Original post made by Dana Hendrickson on May. 10, 2021
Last comment by pogo, on May 14, 2021 at 10:53 am | 5 comments | 1608 Views

CREATING A MORE VIBRANT MENLO PARK

An Aspirational New Vision for Downtown Menlo Park - Great Outdoor Dining, Public Art, Lively Community Plaza

. ==I But first, a BIG shout-out to the Menlo Park City Council for the new tree lighting that was just installed on the full length of downtown Santa Cruz. It’s...

Original post made by Dana Hendrickson on Mar. 15, 2021
Last comment by dana hendrickson, on Mar 20, 2021 at 9:24 am | 4 comments | 2965 Views

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Menlo Park Now Has A Tremendous Opportunity to Transform Its Downtown

Will the Menlo Park City Council Recognize It on February 23? Residents Need to Weigh-in Now. UPDATE:(Feb 23, 2021) - Last night the Council...

Original post made by Dana Hendrickson on Feb. 20, 2021
Last comment by dana hendrickson, on Feb 24, 2021 at 12:21 pm | 18 comments | 6602 Views

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If You Had the Power To Improve Downtown Menlo Park What 3 Things Would You Do?

. Downtown Menlo Park, like other central retail districts across the country, continues to suffer from the year-long COVID-19 pandemic. Empty storefronts, large...

Original post made by Dana Hendrickson on Jan. 29, 2021
Last comment by duansky478, on Feb 7, 2021 at 6:58 am | 15 comments | 3417 Views

CREATING A MORE VIBRANT MENLO PARK

ALERT: Menlo Park Small Business Owners And NonProfits Need To Apply For New California Grants Immediately Or Be Left Out!

. On December 4, 2020, Governor Newsom announced a new $500M grant program to help California Small Businesses and nonprofits impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic....

Original post made by Dana Hendrickson on Dec. 30, 2020
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Ways You Can Help Save Menlo Park Restaurants

. This is a message for all readers of The Almanac. Please help Menlo Park restaurant owners and their workers survive the COVID-19 pandemic. They are now under...

Original post made by Dana Hendrickson on Dec. 9, 2020
Last comment by dana hendrickson, on Dec 12, 2020 at 9:25 am | 1 comment | 1670 Views

CREATING A MORE VIBRANT MENLO PARK

Having A "Turkey-Less" Menlo Park Thanksgiving? Or Simply Tired of Leftovers Again? Then Help Our Local Restaurants! All week!

. Now through Sunday, November 29 simply order a delicious take-out lunch or dinner from a local restaurant - or eat in their indoor and outdoor dining areas. . You...

Original post made by Dana Hendrickson on Nov. 23, 2020
Last comment by Jokovich, on Dec 2, 2020 at 5:54 am | 3 comments | 1345 Views

CREATING A MORE VIBRANT MENLO PARK

MP City Council Improves Downtown Temporary Outdoor Dining Program (Yea!)

. A lot has changed since the City of Menlo Park (“City”) initially closed off sections of downtown Santa Cruz in June in order to allow restaurants...

Original post made by Dana Hendrickson on Oct. 7, 2020
Last comment by Virginia, on Oct 8, 2020 at 1:36 pm | 2 comments | 2031 Views

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The MP City Council Changes Downtown Street Closures Again and Extends the Trial Into 2021. Is this Enough?

. On September 8, 2020, the Menlo Park City Council approved significant changes to BOTH the city’s temporary closures of lanes on Santa Cruz Avenue and the...

Original post made by Dana Hendrickson on Sep. 15, 2020
Last comment by dana hendrickson, on Sep 22, 2020 at 11:12 am | 12 comments | 3234 Views

CREATING A MORE VIBRANT MENLO PARK

Extend Outdoor Dining Trial. Help More Restaurants. Make Downtown More Appealing.

. September 7, 2020 To: Menlo Park City Council Members From: Dana Hendrickson Subject: Extend Outdoor Dining Trial. Help More Restaurants. Make...

Original post made by Dana Hendrickson on Sep. 7, 2020
Last comment by Dana Hendrickson, on Sep 14, 2020 at 9:59 am | 10 comments | 3516 Views

CREATING A MORE VIBRANT MENLO PARK

Can Street Closures Save Downtown Restaurants AND Retailers?

. ==I This post provides an update on the temporary outdoor dining program that was proposed by the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce, approved by the City Council...

Original post made by Dana Hendrickson on Jul. 22, 2020
Last comment by Jennifer, on Aug 20, 2020 at 1:12 am | 19 comments | 3399 Views

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Temporary Outdoor Dining Areas - A Critical First Step for Rebuilding Downtown Menlo Park?

. ==I This is the third post in an on-going series about how Covid-19 social distancing measures, city decisions and human behavior impact the vitality of our downtown...

Original post made by Dana Hendrickson on Jul. 1, 2020
Last comment by Dana Hendrickson, on Jul 10, 2020 at 1:36 pm | 27 comments | 4034 Views

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It's Time for the City of Menlo Park to "Get Off the Dime" And Help Downtown Restaurant Owners - Now!

. The owners of Menlo Park “dine-in” restaurants are financially suffering from having had their on-premise dining services shutdown by the County of...

Original post made by Dana Hendrickson on Jun. 8, 2020
Last comment by JCH, on Jun 17, 2020 at 10:50 am | 23 comments | 4775 Views

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"Win-Win" Father's Day Gift Idea: Make Him And A Menlo Park Restaurant Owner Happy!!

. Either take him to dinner this week or give a gift certificate he can use whenever he wants. Menlo Park restaurants have been relying entirely on take-out...

Original post made by Dana Hendrickson on Jun. 6, 2020
Last comment by Sue Kayton, on Jun 6, 2020 at 4:47 pm | 1 comment | 1971 Views

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The Silver Linings Of Social Distancing In Menlo Park

. Social distancing measures have severely limited the activities of most Menlo Park residents, business owners and workers, and influenced many of their thoughts...

Original post made by Dana Hendrickson on May. 27, 2020
Last comment by Beth, on May 29, 2020 at 7:21 pm | 2 comments | 2989 Views

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Can Menlo Park Save Its Downtown? Reinvent It? – Part 1

What lies ahead? That’s the big question now on everyone’s mind, including those who live, shop and work in Menlo Park. Last week in the afternoon,...

Original post made by Dana Hendrickson on May. 11, 2020
Last comment by Dana Hendrickson, on May 27, 2020 at 1:55 pm | 28 comments | 5648 Views

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Hallelujah! "Real Facts" Still Matter To The Menlo Park City Council

This week I watched the Menlo Park City Council approve the study of a promising approach to eliminating the ground-level rail crossings at Ravenswood, Oak Grove...

Original post made by Dana Hendrickson on Jan. 16, 2020
Last comment by The Kid, on Jan 22, 2020 at 8:25 pm | 2 comments | 3705 Views

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Expect Years of Unprecedented Traffic Congestion and More Empty Storefronts

This title is not clickbait. It is a reasonable projection of what will occur in Menlo Park over the next decade. Often the solution to a problem actually makes...

Original post made by Dana Hendrickson on Nov. 11, 2019
Last comment by dana Hendrickson, on Nov 21, 2019 at 2:45 pm | 17 comments | 3936 Views

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Menlo Park Can Learn A Lot About Community-Driven Grade Separation Planning from Palo Alto (Part 1)

Neighboring cities Menlo Park and Palo Alto use strikingly different planning processes for new major civic projects like parking structures and grade separations,...

Original post made by Dana Hendrickson on Oct. 14, 2019
Last comment by PAer, on Oct 15, 2019 at 8:55 am | 3 comments | 3087 Views
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