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CREATING A MORE VIBRANT MENLO PARK

This Father’s Day Weekend Treat Him To Live Classic Rock, The New Guild Theater And A Pre-Show Dinner.

. On Saturday night, listen to music by Menlo Park’s very own Members cover band. Visit the exceptional new Guild Theater on El Camino. And share a price-fixe,...

Original post made by Dana Hendrickson on Jun. 16, 2022
There are no comments yet. 716 Views

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City Residents Create Elevate Art Menlo Park

- “Art in public spaces enriches our community, enlivens downtown, and lifts our spirits.” In earlier posts, I have described ways our community...

Original post made by Dana Hendrickson on Mar. 4, 2022
Last comment by Mitchel Samuel, on May 20, 2022 at 2:38 am | 55 comments | 2614 Views

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Save Menlo Park Outdoor Dining And The Santa Cruz Avenue Community Plaza.

. The Menlo Park City Council will decide the future of these important community assets on January 25. I encourage residents to express their support for...

Original post made by Dana Hendrickson on Jan. 10, 2022
Last comment by JoelD Curtis, on Mar 26, 2022 at 4:54 am | 3 comments | 1741 Views

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Downtown Menlo Park Continues to Get Better. Enjoy It!

. While the pandemic has been hard on our downtown there are already many signs it will emerge much stronger. This has not just happened. For example, our city...

Original post made by Dana Hendrickson on Oct. 25, 2021
Last comment by Rvengosh, on Oct 30, 2021 at 8:33 am | 4 comments | 2626 Views

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 Dana Hendrickson, on Aug 11, 2021 at 1:02 pm | 7 comments | 8720 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 | 2134 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 | 3775 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 | 7785 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 | 4015 Views

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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
There are no comments yet. 2352 Views

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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 | 2234 Views

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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 | 1843 Views

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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 | 2561 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 | 3776 Views

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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 | 4196 Views

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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 | 3893 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 | 4666 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 | 5322 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 | 2438 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 | 3395 Views
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