His argument is that to make the proposed "paseo" (a closed off Chestnut Street downtown) function well, the city must have a food truck, kiosk, or food stand located on the Paseo. That way people relaxing there will have easy access to food and drink.
I have a simple question for John. How long has it been since you've visited the downtown and seen the businesses on Santa Cruz Avenue? Less than 100 feet from the proposed paseo is La Boulanger. Close by is Bagel Street Cafe, and nearby is Ann's Coffee Shop.
All three would be happy to provide food and drink to anyone wishing to linger and relax on the paseo. The Menlo Park city government should not support one kind of business to the detriment of already existing downtown businesses.
Mark Flegel, Flegel's Fine Furniture, Santa Cruz Avenue