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Shoptalk: Downtown to get Cream with its cafe

Original post made on Mar 9, 2013

The latest scoop: a new ice cream shop moving into the former Michael's Gelato at 440 University Ave. in Palo Alto. Michael's closed earlier this year after a nearly eight-year-run.

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Posted by Marty
a resident of Midtown
on Mar 11, 2013 at 1:04 pm

When Soni says "What this country is lacking is a good education." he is completely WRONG! It is the best in the world! Students flock to our colleges and graduate schools from all over the world. You don't see U.S. students eager to go off to school in China or India do you? What we are lacking in this country is good students. That's why tutoring is needed. The students can't do it themselves. They are not as talented as their parents think. Because their little darlings are struggling the parents blame the schools and happily pay for extra help for their children.


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Posted by CrescentParkAnon.
a resident of Crescent Park
on Mar 11, 2013 at 1:20 pm

Just what Palo Alto needs, another ice cream store ... it sure is amazing how that invisible hand of the market works in the background to supply everyone magically with what is surely their number one necessity, biggest demand and solution to their problems.


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Posted by CrescentParkAnon
a resident of Crescent Park
on Mar 11, 2013 at 1:29 pm

>> Taking its place is Cream, a high-energy,

I bet!

>> "We don't need a lot of space. We're a well-oiled machine," Shamieh said.

A machine that makes

>> .... a mint-chocolate-chip ice-cream sandwich surrounded by double chocolate-chip cookies. And it comes in at a mere 700 calories.

>> "That's 700 calories of happiness,"

How happy their customers are might depend on whether they are one of the many people that become addicted to sweets to the point it threatens their health and interferes with their life.


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Posted by PMT
a resident of Greenmeadow
on Mar 11, 2013 at 1:58 pm

I just wanted to congratulate Ada's cafe on coming here. It found a niche and will provide a great service to the community. Thank you Ada.


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Posted by brian
a resident of Downtown North
on Mar 12, 2013 at 8:53 pm

Boy, it takes a special type of person to blame the world's problems on too much ice creamy. Lighten up. Everything in moderation pal.


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Posted by More temptation
a resident of Downtown North
on Mar 12, 2013 at 9:21 pm

Hey, getting fat takes constant effort. Nobody can get fat in a day. We need more icecream to feed our self-indulgence. Hooray for a new source of temptation. I need to gain more weight!


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Posted by CrescentParkAnon.
a resident of Crescent Park
on Mar 13, 2013 at 4:17 pm

Brian, that is the point, we do not do ice cream and sweet stores in moderation, in Palo Alto or most other places and it is one of the reason that we have the obesity economic, but you are right, not the cause of all the world's problems, but since no one argued that it did, maybe you ought to lighten up.


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Posted by Re Dick Youlus
a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Jun 28, 2013 at 11:41 am

@Marty:
First, you are talking about colleges and graduate schools. Soni is talking about K-12.

It's possible that what makes our colleges great IS the high percentage of foreign students AND foreign-born faculty. You speculate that OUR students make it great. Silicon valley is flooded with foreign-born innovators. Could it be that our culture of promoting and rewarding innovation makes us great?

Here's data:
Web Link

"It is the best in the world!"
Really? Hmmm... I'd heard about the medical marijuana initiative but this is concrete evidence of it.


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