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Original post made on May 31, 2011

Nearly 20 years ago, Midtown resident Sylvia Gartner went to a city council meeting, waved a paper bag and said, "If I can't put something in here and take it home, it shouldn't be in the shopping center."

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Posted by Seven Year Midtown Resident
a resident of Midtown
on May 31, 2011 at 5:00 pm

My family and I love it here. Midtown is definitely the best value for money in Palo Alto. Not the cheapest, but you definitely get the most for what you pay.

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Posted by Former Butterfly Life member
a resident of Midtown
on May 31, 2011 at 5:25 pm

Shame that Butterfly Life had to close due to rents. It seems that the rents for downtown keep outing businesses and the same has happened to Butterfly Life.

We have the new development in the old gas station beside Winter Lodge and no sign of anyone taking that on.

We don't want to go back to the days of empty shop fronts in Midtown.

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Posted by Citizen
a resident of Midtown
on May 31, 2011 at 6:00 pm

I also live in Midtown and like it here, buy why are we commenting on an article written in 2010?

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Posted by HUTCH 7.62
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on May 31, 2011 at 7:31 pm

I miss Bergmanns and COOP

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