Draeger's rethinking its loading zone


A Menlo Park City Council hearing originally scheduled for Aug. 28 regarding an appeal over a proposed new three-story building at 840 Menlo Ave., at Evelyn Avenue, in downtown Menlo Park was delayed after the city received a request to consider another option for a new loading zone for Draeger's Market.

The market, on University Drive at Menlo Avenue, has been using Evelyn Avenue as a loading zone, but may no longer be able to do so, as it would block the new proposed building.

The matter is expected to be reviewed by the city's Complete Streets Commission at its October meeting.


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Posted by Happy Resident
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Aug 31, 2018 at 2:05 pm

Happy Resident is a registered user.

Whatever is decided, it must not adversely affect Draeger's ability to do business. Draeger's is one of the top reasons to live in or near Menlo Park. It is certainly one of the finest grocery stores in the country. Harming Draeger's ability to continue to serve Menlo Park would adversely affect the quality of life in Menlo Park. A three story multi-use building in what should be Draeger's loading zone will do nothing to enhance the quality of life in Menlo Park.

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Posted by James Madison
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Aug 31, 2018 at 4:55 pm

1. Draegers needs a loading zone. 2. We do NOT need a 3-story building on Menlo Avenue or Evelyn Avenue

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Posted by a bit of history
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Aug 31, 2018 at 8:51 pm

The owners of this piece of property certainly deserve to build so long as they meet the zoning.

Remember the history here. Draegers originally leased this land which was required for their re-build many moons ago. When the lease expired, Dreagers refused to sign a new lease with much increased rent.

Instead they used their considerable political muscle to be allowed to use Evelyn basically as a loading zone; this thus froze out the land owners. The City should have never allowed this to occur.

Now these landowners want to develop, and they have every right to do so.

Draegers should be forced to buy up this land or find a new loading zone however inconvenient, elsewhere.

Regardless of what some readers write, fair is fair.

"one of the finest grocery stores in the Country!!! Really!! Maybe one of the most expensive grocery stores in the Country is accurate.

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Posted by whatever
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Aug 31, 2018 at 10:03 pm

Happy and James. Are you guys for real? If the law doesn't meet your needs just ignore it? Sounds like the philosophy of this guy back east who's in the news a lot.

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