Home & Garden closing doors


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Home & Garden and...Kids too! at 714 Santa Cruz Ave. in downtown Menlo Park is closing shop after 16 years of selling kids clothing, toys, and home and garden merchandise. The store plans to close Thursday, Sept. 30, and is holding a storewide sale, cutting prices by 30 percent to 50 percent, according to store owner Lynn Porter. Photo by Michelle Le/The Almanac.

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Posted by Joseph E. Davis
a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Sep 24, 2010 at 9:31 pm

Always sad to see a small business close. It's hard to make an honest buck in America today, with government taxation, regulation, lawyers, and union parasites leeching of the ever-dwindling number of productive citizens.

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Posted by Another One Gone
a resident of another community
on Sep 27, 2010 at 10:20 am

Yes, local but fairly useless, overpriced store, not compelling at all.

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Posted by tom h
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Sep 27, 2010 at 12:32 pm

I went by a few days ago and got a few deals.
The owner was so sweet and I am always sad to see a good business close. Good luck in your next venture!

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Posted by Downtown Business Owner
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Sep 28, 2010 at 12:33 pm

Tea Party talking points aside, I'd attribute a lot of merchants' troubles downtown to voracious landlords and property managers both of whom seem unwilling to negotiate with owners of existing businesses. I have heard lots of stories of businesses failing downtown with landlords and property managers unwilling to help. One property management company in particular is responsible for many of the empty storefronts in Menlo Park.

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