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Support for the New Guild

From: domainremoved <Heidi>
Date: Sun, 28 Jan 2018 22:18:38 -0800

Dear City Council Members,



I am a 10 year resident of Menlo Park and recently learned of the exciting
proposal to “Save the Guild” by the nonprofit Peninsula Arts Guild. I am
thrilled about the concept of adding a broader range of arts and
entertainment, including musical performance, to downtown Menlo Park.


Having moved from Chicago, my husband and I desperately miss the music and
cultural scene (or lack thereof) in Menlo Park and the Peninsula in
general. This leaves us traveling to San Francisco and Oakland to get
variety in programming, and thus, spending very little time in our
community for nights out. I actually cannot remember the last time we went
out in Menlo Park after 5:30pm. I think the addition of such a multi-use
entertainment facility would bring a vibrancy to downtown that is sorely
lacking and could actually boost the restaurant scene. There needs to be
an attraction or reason to visit Menlo Park. As the residents of
Menlo Park are
keenly aware, the addition of more furniture stores and restaurants has
not done much to improve the vibrancy and culture.


I love Mr. Dunlevie's enthusiasm and vision. It is entrepreneurial
folks such as Mr. Dunlevie that make the Peninsula thrive. As a Menlo Park
resident, I am asking that you consider review and approval of this project
a high priority in the very near term. My understanding is that Menlo Park
is one of a small number of potential sites/communities for this exciting
entertainment venue and I would hate to see Menlo Park lose this unique
opportunity for lack of ability to conduct a timely review process.



Thank you for your consideration to make Menlo Park a destination worth
visiting after 6pm!


Sincerely,

Heidi Abrams
Received on Sun Jan 28 2018 - 22:21:49 PST

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