Foster’s Freeze in Menlo Park

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InMenlo co-founder Scott Loftesness snapped this photo of what he termed a “forlorn-looking” Fosters Freeze, which closed in 2015. The familiar sign quickly disappeared but the shell of the building remains. We got an update from City Council member Ray Mueller:

“With respect to Fosters Freeze project, I have great news. At our Council goal setting meeting in January, the City Council officially approved including expansion of the snack bar at Burgess Park, [part of] the Burgess Park visioning process now underway.

“Local architect Sam Sinnott, Menlo-Atherton Little League Board Member Marc Bryman, and myself have been working with City staff on the project. The expansion design currently includes elements from the Foster’s Freeze and a historical wall with a windowed cabinet that can rotate pictures from Menlo Park’s past.”

Photo by Scott J Loftesness (c) 2017

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

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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 […]

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Foster’s Freeze – suddenly Menlo Park’s hot spot!

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Looks like a whole new generation of teens has [finally] discovered Foster’s Freeze. There was a big crowd there yesterday, which was an early dismissal day at Menlo-Atherton. Why were they there, we asked? “Because it’s closing,” was the universal answer. As part of the cohort that really did go there everyday at lunch while […]

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Effort to save the Foster’s Freeze building begins in Menlo Park

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Ray Mueller, who is currently serving on the Menlo Park City Council, emails that he’s “reached out to the new Foster’s Freeze building owners, and they have agreed to work with the community and not tear down the building in the immediate future while a group of residents and myself search for a new viable […]

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