The O

The Tougas family, who operate The Oasis, announced via Facebook that the much beloved Menlo Park beer and burger spot will close on March 7. Here is their announcement:

“To all of our loyal customers and to the greater Menlo Park community,

“It is with heavy heart that we announce the closing of our beloved bar and restaurant, The Oasis. After several months of effort, we were unable to negotiate a reasonable lease for our business, nor meet the requested terms of the building’s owner.

“Therefore, we have made the very difficult decision to close our doors, and bid farewell to the endearing community of Menlo Park and Stanford University. Our last day of business will be March 7 — please stop in for a visit and say goodbye!

“Sincerely, The Tougas Family”

We invite InMenlo readers to share their memories! Here’s mine: The Oasis was the first place I had a legal drink in Menlo Park, oh so many, many years ago. My good friend and almost birthday twin, Alice [MacCorkle] Carrott, stopped in over Christmas break during our college years having turned 21 earlier in December. We wouldn’t have chosen any other place!

Second photo by Chris Gulker (c) 2010; photo of Oasis cheeseburger by Linda Hubbard (c) 2012