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Save Feldman's Books

From: domainremoved <Jody>
Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2019 18:10:20 -0700

Dear Menlo Park City Council,

I hope my viewpoint reaches you before you decide to seal the fate of Feldman’s Books.

As a former resident of Menlo Park and now a frequent visitor I must tell you how disturbing some of the changes are to me. How are people to live a rounded life when all around them are dwellings. We need shops, places to dine out, hardware, shoe repair, locksmiths, copy shops, and bookstores.

When I moved from NYC to Palo Alto in the early 1980’s the number of used book/record stores between Palo Alto and Menlo Park was astounding and, thrilling. Always a lover of books, my library grew and grew. eBooks are not satisfying to me so I am still purchasing real books.

One by one the book shops all closed with only Kepler’s and Feldman’s hanging on. When I am in town (once every month or so) my $$ are spent at these two fine shops (along with the hardware store, Village Stationers, and Cafe B). Close any one of them and you loose money from my purchases.

The building housing Feldman’s is a blast from the past and shows some of the history of Menlo Park. Please keep that history intact. Find a way to give the landlord an incentive to let the building remain as it is and those businesses it houses to remain as fixtures in Menlo Park.

It would be a tragedy to loose even one more bookstore to a landlord’s greed.


Jody McGeen
Received on Tue Jul 16 2019 - 18:03:59 PDT

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