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News - August 20, 2010

Turning asphalt into opportunity

Crescent Park resident organizes Sept. 13 'foodie' event in Edgewood Plaza parking lot

by Jocelyn Dong

When Susie Hwang looks at the nearly vacant Edgewood Plaza shopping center, she envisions a place where neighbors might gather, chat and get to know one another. But she's not waiting until the Embarcadero Road center is redeveloped for that to happen.

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Posted by Diana, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Aug 23, 2010 at 12:20 pm

This is fantastic!!! Thanks to Susie for organizing such a wonderful event for our community!

Posted by not a neighbor, a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Aug 23, 2010 at 12:27 pm

So if you do not live Crescent Park and Duveneck/St. Francis you should not come?

Posted by John, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Aug 23, 2010 at 5:10 pm

As a local resident and the owner of a Food Truck, I would love to have a contact number (phone or e-mail) for information about this great event.

John 650-208-5555

Posted by Sharon, a resident of Midtown
on Aug 23, 2010 at 5:25 pm

Block parties are more authentic and organic.

Most people define neighbors as people who live close by, or whose kids go to the same class at school or the same Church.

Apart from that people will congregate because of common interests and sports.

Maybe the idea is to have a block party for people who live by the freeway-- but why not do it block by block where families have some organic connection?

Posted by Resident, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Aug 23, 2010 at 5:57 pm

This sounds wonderful. Perhaps Edgewood Plaza can be used for many parking lot functions, eg, rummage sales, flea markets, craft fairs, etc. This Plaza definitely needs life brought into it.

Posted by Christine, a resident of Crescent Park
on Aug 24, 2010 at 5:38 pm

Thanks for kicking this off the ground Susie! Our family is looking forward to coming to this event and hoping that someday soon this shopping center will be a place where we can come for some of our other needs.

Posted by Sameer, a resident of Barron Park
on Sep 6, 2010 at 9:56 am

This sounds great! Good question earlier - are other PA residents welcome?

Posted by Susie Hwang, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Sep 8, 2010 at 9:52 am

Residents of any neighborhood are welcome to enjoy Edgewood Eats night on Monday Sept 13. Feel free to spread the word !

Posted by Diana, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Sep 13, 2010 at 11:09 pm

Wow! What a fantastic evening of neighbors, food and fun. The Indian food I had tonight was incredible. Please, please, please host this again soon.

Thanks again Susie for organizing a such a wonderful community event.

Posted by Karen Harwell, a resident of Crescent Park
on Sep 15, 2010 at 10:54 pm

Thank you Susie for your inspiring initiative and leadership in offering a place for people to come together - all we need is an opportunity and we will create community. I hope in the upcoming ones, our local musicians will join us! I met friends and neighbors I have not connected with for a long time. It was wonderful fun!

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