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Can Allied Arts Guild survive?

Original post made on Jul 17, 2007

The Allied Arts Guild, to thousands of volunteers and patrons, has been a favorite institution to support, as its profits go to the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford. But lately, things are too quiet at the guild's historic complex at 75 Arbor Road — practically no one is ever there. Is its time running out? See the complete cover story by Almanac staff writer Rory Brown in the print edition of this week's Almanac or click here: Web Link

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Posted by Tom
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Jul 17, 2007 at 9:35 pm

Allied Arts Gulid provides a wonderful pause from a busy world. It has come on lean times as a result of a concerted effort by "new" neighbors who want their peace and quiet and have hampered the operation of the restaurant and minimized their own involvement. Instead of offering their help and becoming involved they have stood on the outside, even bringing suit against a non-profit because operate at inconvenient hours and take up parking places in front of their homes. It seems there are a number of wolves at the door including some developers that would love to level the buildings and subdivid the grounds. Oh, to build more profitable mansions on postage-stamp sized lots. Condemation to raise the tax income for the public good. It happened in Connecticut and it will happen here.