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Save the Guild

From: domainremoved <Tori>
Date: Sat, 10 Feb 2018 00:24:34 +0000

Dear Menlo Park City Council Members,

I'm writing regarding the upcoming review and approval of the proposal to
"Save the Guild" theater, proposed by the nonprofit Peninsula Arts Guild to
not only maintain the site for indie films, but also enhance the offerings
to include additional art, literature, entertainment and musical
performances. We personally loved the TeamLab show and hope for more great
opportunities going forward.

I encourage you to approval this proposal as Menlo Park is in desperate
need of culture. Our family has lived here almost 8 years and wish we could
access culture more easily right in town amongst our own neighbors. Having
grown up on the east coast where there is an appreciation for old buildings
with history and culture, I encourage you to elevate this opportunity and
imagine the positive impact this could have on the community at large.

As I understand it, the Peninsula Arts Guild is a nonprofit, backed by the
local investors who are excited to make this unique venue a reality. Its
most intense use will be off hours, generally on weekend nights, not adding
to peak traffic or parking demand. If it is used for entertainment, it
could help invigorate the sleepy downtown area which is an issue that has
been going on for years. Local people will spend their money locally, not
only at the Guild, but at surrounding restaurants and retail venues. Since
we are dealing with local sponsors, you can rest assured that they will
establish reasonable rules, so as to make this venue both exciting and
respectful of its neighbors.



We need your help in making this unique opportunity become a reality for a
town that has long needed a boost in culture and excitement to its downtown
area.


Thank you for your attention to this matter.


Tori Pickett
Received on Fri Feb 09 2018 - 16:27:42 PST

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