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Post image for Country Corner’s beloved owner Bob passes away

More tears along the Alameda de las Pulgas with the news that the beloved owner of Country Corner, Bob Wehab, passed away on Friday. A steady stream of loyal customers have set up make shift memorial in front of the convenience store/deli, revered for its great sandwiches and super friendly service.

A notice of visitation and funeral services is posted out front: “The Wehab Family will have the house open for family and friends of Bob’s to pay respects today, Sunday, at 5:00 pm. Home address is 940 Ahwahnee Drive, Millbrae. [There will be] a rosary on Tuesday, June 13 at 7:00 pm and a funeral on Wednesday June 14 at Noon. Services will be held at St. Nicholas, 5200 Diamond Heights Blvd., San Francisco.”

This is the second of two favorite Alameda businesses to face adversity this past week. The Plantation Cafe closed on Thursday, June 8.

Photo by Linda Hubbard (c) 2017

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Farewell to a Menlo Park treasure – the family who ran the Plantation Cafe

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Yesterday was the last day for the Plantation Cafe on the Alameda, operated the last 15 years or so by  Soo Shin, her mother, Maryann Kim, and brother Ji. They were much beloved by their regulars, including a generation of La Estrada school kids. Notes one regular: “The joy they brought to people is probably […]

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Local Menlo Park resident hosts presentation on Hope for Kenya at Café Zoë

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Local Menlo Park resident and Alto International School teacher, Ina Berenger, will host Peter Midodo from Kenya, head of Joyschool, and Derek Bevan, founder of Hope for Kenya for a presentation on their charitable work with Hope for Kenya. According to the founders, Hope for Kenya’s mission is “to construct high quality, self sustaining, primary […]

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Spotted: Clint Baker All Stars at Cafe Borrone

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Do Menlo Park residents know that they can hear New Orleans style jazz at Cafe Borrone during the spring and summer months? And that it’s free? We’ve interviewed bandleader Clint Baker who brings his All Stars to the cafe on Friday nights. But we hadn’t stopped in to hear the band recently. Tonight turned out to be a […]

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No longer forlorn, Foster’s bites the dust

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Ever since its closing Foster’s has looked forlorn. Then when the fence went up around it and adjoining buildings, it looked just sad. Now it’s gone along with lost-in-memory places such as Mumfords, Wo Sing, Menlo French Laundry, and, of course the infamous Johnny’s Smoke Shop, the best place to buy comics back in the day. But […]

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Spotted: Foster’s Freeze in Menlo Park under lock up

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We’ve been saying good bye to Foster’s Freeze in Menlo Park for two years now. The big sign is long gone and the stripped down shell of a building gets more and more forlorn looking. The latest chapter is the installation of construction fence, all to make way for the building’s demolition. As previously reported […]

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Music and fundraising for Willow Oaks School at Cafe Zoë on Saturday, Feb. 11

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Emails Kathleen Daly, owner of Cafe Zoë : “Saturday evening is something really special. Not only do we have Scott Bell and Scott Thompson returning to play music at 7:00 pm, but before the event we will host a musical ensemble from Willow Oaks school. Get to the cafe at 5:15 pm to watch a […]

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Malcolm McGinnis remembered at fundraising event for M-A lacrosse scholarship

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Locals turned out tonight at Freewheel Brewing Company, which the late Malcolm McGinnis opened with a number of co-partners four years ago. Malcolm, who passed away in September, was active as a lacrosse coach at Menlo-Atherton High School, where his son Duncan played. Daughter Lauren, a senior at M-A, has also been involved in athletics at […]

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Live music this weekend at Cafe Zoë

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Emails Zoë of Cafe Zoë: “[We have some of] are some of our favorite local musicians playing this weekend. Friday night [1/6] starting 7:00 pm, we have Scott Bell (of the Bell Brothers) and Scott Thompson performing solo and together on covers and some of their originals. This is always a fun night with good friends of […]

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Cafe Zoë hosts Gingerbread House Decorating Competition on Dec. 15

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Cafe Zoë owner Kathleen Daly let us know that the popular local hangout will be hosting is first ever Gingerbread House Decorating Competition on Thursday, Dec. 15th at 5:00 pm. The Rules: – Teams must sign up by Wednesday, December 14 – Sign up sheets are at the cafe, or, email us at cafezoemenlopark@gmail.com – […]

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“Friday night lights” at Cafe Zoë on Nov. 18

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In the spirt of community, please join us as the Menlo Park Police officers host a “tailgate party” at Cafe Zoë this Friday night, November 18, 2016 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. They will be handing out memorabilia, and the night will include refreshments, popcorn, and more great giveaways! Stop by and say hi!

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