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Menlo Park: Carriage house demolished at former Roger Reynolds Nursery site

Original post made on Feb 15, 2017

To clear the way for a new 24-condo complex at 133 Encinal Ave. in Menlo Park, the Victorian-style carriage house that was once home to an Edy's Ice Cream parlor and a gift shop for the Roger Reynolds Nursery has been razed.

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Posted by Mark D.
a resident of Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Feb 15, 2017 at 2:43 pm

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All hail the coming "vibrancy!" I *miss* Roger Reynolds and the fact that we no longer have a neighborhood nursery makes us all the poorer. That the carriage house wasn't deemed "historical" by state and federal standards doesn't mean it lacked such value locally. Seems our fair city can dole out a quarter- or half-million dollars for endless studies with nary a flinch so I'm saddened that this wonderful structure's preservation didn't merit greater consideration.

Posted by MPer
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Feb 15, 2017 at 3:21 pm

You can blame the folks who sold off the land for the loss of the carriage house and nursery.

Posted by Familiar
a resident of Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Feb 15, 2017 at 3:34 pm

You can blame the nursery bookkeeper that embezzled the business funds and destroyed the business, sending it into a downward spiral. That's all it took.

Hire and watch your very carefully.

Posted by PV resident
a resident of Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley
on Feb 17, 2017 at 7:15 am

If you want a Great local nursery - try Ladera Garden Center. Great nursery plus you can spend plenty of time wandering around looking for a little gift

Posted by really?
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Feb 17, 2017 at 8:33 am

Just noticed that the RR site has been completely cleared of trees- even the big oak at the back. What's all the complaining about ice cream shops when we're loosing all our trees!

Posted by Bob
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Feb 25, 2017 at 8:18 am

Roger Reynolds lives on in my back yard!!!!!!
When I heard it was going to go I went and bought that little gazebo that was near the front back
Dismantled it and put it up in my back yard!!!!!

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