Posted by Terry, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Sep 10, 2007 at 10:33 pm
In fact, showing what a pedant I am, here's from the Wiki on Panino (the singular form):
The word "panino" [pa'ni:no] is Italian (literally meaning small bread roll), with the plural panini. "Panini" is often used in a singular sense by speakers of languages that borrow the word, including English and French, and pluralised when necessary into "paninis".
So props to Molly Tanenbaum, the article's author, for using it in its properly Americanized (or Franco-nized) form!
Posted by Disgusted Taxpayer, a resident of the Leland Manor/Garland Drive neighborhood, on Mar 3, 2008 at 9:52 pm
How about some current news about the Cafe Verona site? And maybe someone could explain the rush to kick out a much-loved cafe to leave it vacant all these years? Guess Palo Alto doesn't need the tax revenue.
Can't wait to see how the expensive Destination Palo Alto consultants spin all the empty storefronts.
Posted by Peter, a resident of another community, on Mar 7, 2008 at 1:07 pm
The city had nothing to do with the closing of Cafe Verona. As I recall, the restaurant simply failed; the owners tried to make a go of it with a sharing arrangement with another restaurant but that didn't work out.
Yet another irresponsible absentee landlord, who didn't have to live with the adverse consequences of the Cafe Verona owners, or the slumlord-like facade that this vacant piece of trash has emanated for years. I think we should create code that controls owners like this with *serious* fines. $10K per month (as a fine, after one year of vacancy) would have gotten someone like Gatley to get off his high horse and get that place rented.