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Menlo Park: Great Frame Up replaces Book Rack

 

Decades after first spotting an ideal spot for a store, Marcy Magatelli, owner of the Great Frame Up, finally gets to move in.

On June 1, the store will leave its El Camino Real location behind to move into the spot left vacant by the Book Rack at 865 Santa Cruz Ave. after a fire almost one year ago. A temporary vinyl banner in the window is already advertising the new tenant.

"That very spot was the spot I wanted to move into 20 years ago when I started my business," Ms. Magatelli said. "I just couldn't get it together to get the place then and have regretted it ever since."

She said she likes that the shop will be down the street from a furniture store, and easier for pedestrians to wander into -- and more parking doesn't hurt, along with better rent.

The new site is about the same size as the old one, she said, but with a more open floor plan. Ms. Magatelli also plans to add eco-friendly interior decor. Posh Bagel will join her as a neighbor in the near future, she said, once the shop -- also shut down by the fire -- finishes expanding into the space once occupied by Cafe Silan.

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Posted by A Customer
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on May 18, 2011 at 2:25 pm

As a long-time customer of Marcie's, it will be more convenient to have her shop on Santa Cruz Avenue. It will also be great to have a vacant commercial spot occupied by a local merchant. Here's hoping that her great business continues to grow in its new home!


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Posted by Stu
a resident of Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on May 18, 2011 at 3:05 pm

A great move for Marcy. Also a great move for Buddy...it's near Pet Place.


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