Menlo Mainstays

Post image for The former Roger Reynolds Nursery set to meet the wrecking ball

Demolition at Roger Reynolds - 1Menlo Park Historical Association member Jim Lewis emailed: “The guillotine is falling. It’s the end of the road for the endeared local historical property formerly known as the Roger Reynolds Nursery, along with its iconic Carriage House [shown with adjacent dumpster].

“You may wish to take your own photos, documenting one piece of Menlo Park’s past, including its use as Edy’s Ice Cream parlor, remembered by many of Menlo Park, Atherton and surrounding area residents.”

Owner Sally Halstead closed the nursery in September, 2013.

{ 2 comments }

Judy Adams gathers signatures to save the Guild Theatre in Menlo Park

Thumbnail image for Judy Adams gathers signatures to save the Guild Theatre in Menlo Park

Across the street from the Farmers Market this morning, Menlo Park resident Judy Adams (left in photo) was gathering signatures to save the Guild Theater, which she recently discovered was on a month-to-month lease. “Having an old single-screen movie theatre in Menlo Park – which once had three – may be considered a cultural dinosaur, what with […]

Click to read more →

Three Menlo Park icons all soon to disappear, but it’s the people we do – and will – miss

Thumbnail image for Three Menlo Park icons all soon to disappear, but it’s the people we do – and will – miss

So, I add my voice to the many who lament on Do You Remember the Old Menlo Park, that icons we grew up with are, in rather quick order, going, going, gone. Yes, the building on the former Roger Reynolds property that once housed Edy’s Ice Cream is lovely and quaint, but the truth is […]

Click to read more →

SLAC’s historic linac turns 50 and gets a makeover

Thumbnail image for SLAC’s historic linac turns 50 and gets a makeover

Since the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park powered up its “linac” half a century ago, the 2-mile-long particle accelerator has driven a large number of successful research programs in particle physics, accelerator development and X-ray science. Now, the historic particle highway is getting a makeover that will pave the way […]

Click to read more →

Rocky Horror Picture Show continues to draw audience at monthly Guild screening

Thumbnail image for Rocky Horror Picture Show continues to draw audience at monthly Guild screening

The Guild Theater in downtown Menlo Park continues to present screenings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show on the first Saturday of every month at midnight. With live shadow casting by The Bawdy Caste (pictured top), a non-profit theater group, The Rocky Horror Picture Show features lively pre-show entertainment and an interactive movie-viewing experience. Despite its […]

Click to read more →

Beltramo’s will close doors, property to be sold

Thumbnail image for Beltramo’s will close doors, property to be sold

As reported by Barbara Woods on Almanac Online today, Beltramo’s, one of the few remaining Menlo Park landmark businesses, will be closing its doors and selling the property, which commenters suggest is worth more than the business itself. The owners are retiring. According to the book about Menlo Park, Beyond the Gate, the first Beltramo’s opened in […]

Click to read more →

Kepler’s book store receives Sustainability Award from San Mateo County

Thumbnail image for Kepler’s book store receives Sustainability Award from San Mateo County

Emails Praveen Madan: “I am very pleased to share that Kepler’s has won a significant award for our work on transforming the bookstore into a sustainable cultural institution. Sustainable San Mateo County (SSMC) recently selected Kepler’s from many qualified nominations to receive their Sustainability Award. This exclusive award recognizes businesses, community groups, and individuals in […]

Click to read more →

Public can tour SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory twice a month beginning in April

Thumbnail image for Public can tour SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory twice a month beginning in April

Beginning in April, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park will offer free public tours, which last approximately 90 minutes and include a visit to the lab’s two-mile-long linear accelerator, now driving the world’s brightest X-ray source. Tours are offered twice a month, by registration only, which opens on the last Friday of the previous month. Registration […]

Click to read more →

Hey Menlo Park: This week is last opportunity to visit Sunset’s wonderful gardens

Thumbnail image for Hey Menlo Park: This week is last opportunity to visit Sunset’s wonderful gardens

One Menlo Park resident, who also is a Sunset employee, alerted us about this post by Erika Ehmsen, also a Sunset employee: “As we begin boxing up our Cliff May ranch house in preparation for our dual moves to Oakland’s Jack London Square and Sonoma’s Cornerstone, we’ll be closing the gates to Sunset‘s gardens on […]

Click to read more →

Spotted: Quarterback Steve Young at Foster’s Freeze

Thumbnail image for Spotted: Quarterback Steve Young at Foster’s Freeze

Menlo Park City Councilman Ray Mueller snapped this photo of former 49ers quarterback Steve Young posing with Mr. and Mrs. Lee at the closing party for Foster’s Freeze in Menlo Park last Wednesday (Sept. 30). The Lees have operated the franchise for the past three decades and are now retiring. Foster’s opened in Menlo in […]

Click to read more →

Closing party is planned for Foster’s Freeze on September 30

Thumbnail image for Closing party is planned for Foster’s Freeze on September 30

Menlo-Atherton High School grad Susan Laird and her husband travelled all the way from Folsom, California, over the weekend to bid adieu to the landmark she grew up with, Foster’s Freeze. While there, she visited with Sung Lee and his wife, who’ve operated the ice cream/burger shop for three decades. They are retiring, and Foster’s […]

Click to read more →