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Re: Guild

From: Mueller, Raymond <"Mueller,>
Date: Tue, 22 May 2018 16:39:57 +0000

Thank you for your email. I agree with you regarding the Guild project.

In fact, a lot of our neighbors don't know this, but I actually recruited Drew and the project into Menlo Park.The newspaper article below best tells the story in Drew's own words.

"According to Drew Dunlevie of the Peninsula Arts Guild, he approached Councilman Ray Mueller about the concept in May 2017, looking for advice on how to deal with city councils. Originally, Mr. Dunlevie said, he didn't think Menlo Park would be interested and envisioned the venue for Redwood City or East Palo Alto. At the time, Mr. Dunlevie said, Mr. Mueller told him he thought the concept could work in Menlo Park and encouraged him to speak with other people about it, such as fellow city council members; theater owner Howard "Sandy" Crittenden; city staff; and Judy Adams, founder of the "Save the Guild" effort.

"They all seemed to really understand why this is a great thing for the town," Mr. Dunlevie said."


I am really looking forward to voting on the project this evening.

With best regards,


(please excuse punctuation errors. my email doesn't always work well with the city's email system.)

From: Jeff Bird <jeff_at_(domainremoved)
Sent: Thursday, May 17, 2018 5:39 PM
Subject: Guild

Dear Council-

I just wanted to add one more email to let you know that I am a fan of plans for the new Guild. I think that it adds a lot to the otherwise very quiet night scene in MP, and will bring people out to the restaurants. I'm personally a music fan and see that we have lost many local venues- this would be rather unique. I personally play in a band and we have 200 or so friends come to see us a couple of times a year at the Fox in Redwood City or the Pioneer in Woodside-- would be really great to have it be the Guild in Menlo Park.

Thanks for your support of the project which I have noted and appreciate.

Jeff Bird
540 Grace Dr
Received on Tue May 22 2018 - 09:40:58 PDT

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