Hometown Peninsula, a nonprofit coalition of local business owners and supporters, has stepped into the Beverages & More debate. The group will hold a public meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 4, to present why the Menlo Park City Council should keep the chain store out of its city.
In August the Planning Commission voted 4-3 to approve a use permit for BevMo, which hopes to open a store at 700 El Camino Real, in the same strip mall that houses Big 5 and Staples.
The retailer has been trying to launch a store in Menlo Park for three years; its first effort, aimed at an empty space on Santa Cruz Avenue, failed.
Maureen Hogan, a Menlo Park resident, appealed the granting of the use permit. The City Council is expected to make a decision on BevMo at its Nov. 9 meeting.
Ms. Hogan, along with Barbara Rosasco, will speak at the Hometown Peninsula presentation tonight, at the Menlo Park Presbyterian Church meeting space at 700B Santa Cruz Ave., behind Ace Hardware.