Menlo Park: Shell gas station may expand repair shop
Original post made on Nov 9, 2013
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on Nov 9, 2013 at 9:29 am
It is so helpful to be able to get car repair support like this locally. I can drop off the car and walk to the train or home. It is so inconvenient to have to arrange for a ride to and from car repair, and it's great to avoid adding to traffic for much long trips to other towns.
Menlo Park needs to support places for us residents and local workers to accomplish basic tasks in town in highly convenient locations.
on Nov 9, 2013 at 4:19 pm
No way putting up a car repair shop on one of the ideal corners in Menlo Park. It'll turn into an eyesore as if most of Menlo Park's El Camino stretch isn't that way already. Whatever goes up there has to be beautiful.
on Nov 9, 2013 at 4:48 pm
So where should vital services like this be? They must be offered in Menlo Park and they must be convenient. We have a few excellent repair shops along El Camino. Otherwise we have to go to other cities. This isn't right.
I doubt a car repair place can be beautiful, but it doesn't need to be an eyesore, either. A lot of the eyesores on El Camino could be cleaned up but the city isn't requiring property owners to do so. The Park Theater defacement was far worse than a gas station. The weedy lots on Stanford property and Cadillac site have been far worse. It isn't the use that makes a property an eyesore.