The Runner’s High, a downtown fixture for about 15 years, is officially kicking off it expanded space and new name – Fleet Feet Sports/TRH – this week. Jim Gothers, who’d once been the store’s general manager, bought the business in 2008 and made the somewhat bold move – given the recession – to expand into space vacated by The Paper Chase.
His decision has paid off in extra square feet to display merchandise but also in an Environmental Quality Commission award to be handed out at tonight’s City Council meeting. The store is receiving the award for conserving resources during its renovation, which was handled by Santa Cruz Avenue neighbor, Arends Construction. Various events to celebrate the stores expansion take place from Thursday, Nov 12 through Sunday, Nov. 15 and include a Diva Day on Friday.
Other Environmental Quality Commission award winners include the Menlo Park Green Ribbon Citizen’s Committee, Menlo Park Senior Center, Tyco Thermal Controls, Foundation Capital, the Schena-Ricke residence and the Van Hoff residence.