Post a New Topic
Original post made
on May 5, 2014
Rumor has it that Specialty's Cafe backed out, and now there's going to be a Starbucks and an Asian Bakery at Edgewood.
Please, PLEASE do not allow another Starbucks. How many Starbucks does this city need? There are what, 7 or 8 already? Specialty's would have been really nice. They have decent food, good coffee and a nice bakery, not too overpriced. I don't know if anyone has eaten at The Corner Bakery yet, but it's expensive and pretty awful. It would be nice if a breakfast/lunch place came to Edgewood Shopping Center.
I also find it a shame that so many Palo Altans are living up to the stereotype and whining about various things at Fresh Market. The Fresh Market is a lovely store, a great place to shop. If candy is not your thing, there are great products on other aisles. Learn to say "no" to your kids. That works well. I have read reviews from other cities that host The Fresh Market, and nowhere are the reviews as whiny and demanding as in Palo Alto.
I hope Specialty's is still going in as a new tenant there - I have heard good things about one of them south of here. The Specialty's thing was only a rumor - not announced - as far as I have heard, but it would be convenient for me.
I would be FINE with a Starbuck's there - could then walk over, yes there are Starbuck's in PA but not near here.
I believe I have eaten at a Corner Bakery in a major Midwestern city and thought it was ok.
I agree a breakfast/lunch place would be ideal.
I would love nothing more than to have a Specialty's here in Palo Alto. As it is, I have to go all the way to Snta Clara or San Jose to enjoy their fare, and that is just not practical!
I think Specialty's is the only thing that could save Edgewood Plaza; it would be a good anchor.
Without a widely recognized logo/store at Edgewood, the center will slowly but surely fail. If it is Starbucks, so be it and please don't whine about it.
I enjoy shopping at Fresh Market. However it is obvious that, outside of the lunch hour and after work rush, foot traffic and receipts are not that plentiful.
I appreciate the affinity for Specialty mentioned above. However if they do not get a Starbucks or Peets in there, it's going to be trouble. A Starbucks will entice patronage from many who typically just drive past the center on their way into PA or to Stanford. Convenient with plenty of parking.
I'm not Starbucks fan, but I'll patronize a local one to help keep the center going - I agree with Crescent Park Dad.
I prefer Peets over Starbucks...I like stronger coffee. Always add an extra shot to a Starbucks latte.
But the important thing is to get a store in there that will bring in the traffic and (hopefully) exposure to Fresh Market and the other vendors.
Like it or not, Starbucks has the highest brand recognition among the candidates.
Very true, Crescent Park Dad. We try to make it a point to tell people in the area about The Fresh Market, and how convenient it is. I really hope it makes it!
There's a Specialty's in Mountain View, on Ellis at 101. It has a Peet's inside (I think they all do).
Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.
Post a comment
Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online.
Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information
We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.
Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?
- Barron Park
- Charleston Gardens
- Charleston Meadows
- College Terrace
- Community Center
- Crescent Park
- Downtown North
- Duveneck/St. Francis
- Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
- Esther Clark Park
- Evergreen Park
- Greater Miranda
- Green Acres
- Greendell/Walnut Grove
- Leland Manor/Garland Drive
- Meadow Park
- Monroe Park
- Old Palo Alto
- Palo Alto Hills
- Palo Alto Orchards
- Palo Verde
- South of Midtown
- St. Claire Gardens
- The Greenhouse
- Triple El
- University South
- Woodland Ave. area (East Palo Alto)
- Addison School
- Barron Park School
- Duveneck School
- Egan Middle School (Los Altos)
- El Carmelo School
- Escondido School
- Fairmeadow School
- Gunn High School
- Hoover School
- JLS Middle School
- Jordan Middle School
- Juana Briones School
- Nixon School
- Ohlone School
- Palo Alto High School
- Palo Verde School
- Santa Rita (Los Altos)
- Terman Middle School
- Walter Hays School
- another community
- Another Palo Alto neighborhood
- East Palo Alto
- Los Altos
- Los Altos Hills
- Menlo Park
- Mountain View
- Portola Valley
Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.
Grab a Bowl of Heaven soon in Mountain View
By Elena Kadvany | 0 comments | 2,576 views
Quick Check List for UC Applications
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 0 comments | 1,787 views
Don't fund the rape culture at my alma mater
By Jessica T | 19 comments | 1,408 views
Campaign Endorsements: Behind the Curtain
By Douglas Moran | 10 comments | 1,000 views
Mothers, daughters, books, and boxes
By Sally Torbey | 4 comments | 645 views
Home & Real Estate
Shop Palo Alto
Send News Tips
Circulation & Delivery
Mountain View Voice
© 2014 Palo Alto Online
All rights reserved.