Oasis may be saved yet – here’s the latest
Menlo Park City Council member Ray Mueller has been in conversation with both the Tougas family (operators of the Oasis) and the Beltramo family (owners of the building) and late this afternoon sent an email to City Manager Alex McIntyre and City Attorney Bill McClure saying that he is “cautiously optimistic the pieces are coming together that will keep the Oasis restaurant operating in Menlo Park…”
He wrote: “The Tougas family gave me permission today to share publicly they are open to speaking to potential operators interested in licensing or buying the trademark, brand and menu of the Oasis, and operating the restaurant in a way that gives credit to the restaurant and [the] family’s history and place in the Menlo Park community.
“This past week I also spoke to Mr. [Dan] Beltramo. His search to find a new operator for the site is continuing and in process. He very much would like to have a discussion regarding parking capacity at the restaurant’s site.”
While the restaurant will probably still close on March 7, it will “hopefully only be a temporary closure,” according to Council Member Mueller.
Photo of Oasis showing crowd lined up at the door (woman in yellow is first in line) taken shortly before noon today by Linda Hubbard (c) 2018