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From: Kerry Low <kelow5_at_(domain_name_was_removed)>
Date: Wed, 3 Nov 2010 20:33:34 -0700


Dear Mayor and City Councilmembers,  

On November 9th, your honorable body will be considering an appeal of the Planning Commission's approval of BevMo's proposed store at 700 El Camino Real. We understand that City Hall has been flooded with letters and e-mails from opponents of a new store which spells competition in large letters for a large liquor store in Menlo Park . While finding other ways to state their position, the bottom line is that the opposition wants the City Council to regulate competition so as to protect another business. Today BevMo and tomorrow?  

The 700 El Camino Real location in a shopping center with other chain stores seems most appropriate for a BevMo store. This location is not in the downtown core, but on a major thoroughfare next to vacant Stanford lands. With plenty of parking in the rear next to the rail line, there will be no spillover parking into residential neighborhoods or on the opposite side of the highway. In conducting its review of the proposed project, the city staff determined and the majority of the Commission concurred that it would not create any negative impacts on the downtown district and surrounding community. The use permit should be approved along with whatever other actions are necessary to allow BevMo to become part of the local business community. Thank you for considering this statement in the record of your hearing on this matter.

Remington and Kerry Low

1848 Camino de los Robles

Menlo Park, CA       Received on Wed Nov 03 2010 - 20:51:27 PDT

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