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BevMo - Request you approve use permit in Public Hearing Nov 9, 2010 - The store will be a public convenience, and have a positive effect on the environment

From: mehl _at_(domain_name_was_removed) <_at_(domain_name_was_removed)>
Date: Mon, 8 Nov 2010 08:38:28 -0800


Members of the Council --

I ask that you affirm the Planning Commission's decision to approve BevMo's application for a Use Permit.

There are several aspects of the controversy about the application. This request deals with one, and acknowledges a side benefit of approving the Use Permit.

*Public Convenience*

There is no doubt that this store will be a public convenience. Convenience is defined as "anything that is intended to save resources (time, energy) or frustration. A convenience store at a gas station, for example, sells items that have nothing to do with gasoline, but it saves the consumer from having to go to a grocery store. ...
(en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convenience).

BevMo offers a wide selection of products. To attempt to avail him/herself of that range, a consumer would have to drive to several stores in Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and Redwood City ... places like Andronico's, Schaub's, Crate & Barrel, Williams-Sonoma, Whole Foods, Draegers, Beltramo's, World Market, etc., and still not have access to the large number of "Vineyard Partners" wines and craft beers, and broad selection of keg beers that BevMo offers..

Furthermore, in the description in the Council's ANNOUNCEMENTS ... E. PUBLIC HEARINGS 1. ... "a new retail liquor and specialty market", the word "specialty" immediately confirms the attribute of convenience this store will offer.

*Benefit to Environment*

Also consider the additional benefit to the City when the consumer, needing only to patronize one store to be able buy from such a wide offering of items, will put less automobile exhaust into the environment and save gasoline in the process.

Sincerely,

Stephen L Mehl
Menlo Park resident
mehl_at_cyvest.com Received on Mon Nov 08 2010 - 08:38:50 PST


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