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Faced with possible closure, Flegel's asks for help from the community

Original post made on May 11, 2023

Flegel’s furniture store has been an institution in Menlo Park's downtown for 69 years, but now it's facing possible closure and asking for the community for help to stay in business.

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Posted by Nearby Resident
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on May 11, 2023 at 6:00 pm

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I walked into Flegel's when it was on Santa Cruz. The prices were WAY out of my league. Nobody in there welcomed me to look around and stay longer...understandably. Flegel's well-heeled regular customers surely can save them by tossing some tokens into the Gofundme!

Posted by Menlo Voter.
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on May 11, 2023 at 9:36 pm

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Just heard an advertisement on the radio this afternoon saying they were closing.

Posted by ol' Homeboy
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on May 15, 2023 at 8:12 pm

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Community help? In 2020, Flegel’s sold their family-owned property on Santa Cruz Ave., where the store had long been located, for a paltry $18+ million! How about reaching into their own coffers to save their failing business, or realize that the 62 year-old business is done for. Community businesses to save, were places like The Oasis and Foster’s Freeze, but we missed those opportunities due to outrageous real estate price escalation.

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