Dumpy Bar on California Avenue - Clean Up Your Act
Original post made by Concerned Citizen on Aug 22, 2006
Residents on the other side of alma have a nice place to visit for shopping and dining.
There remains one eyesore (you know who you are) and this dumpy corner bar has filthy sidewalks covered with cigarette buts, bums drinking late at night, an odor about it and in general drags the neighborhood down. The pool tables would be nice if the whole thing wasn't so rundown. It is really hard to find a scruffy biker in palo alto but you can find them here.
I am sure there is nothing I can do about it but, Mr Owner, if you read this please clean up your dumpy bar. It ruins the neighborhood. It really is the last mess on California avenue, IMHO.
I just wanted to complain.
There, I am done now.
Back to my apathy.
on Aug 22, 2006 at 6:15 pm
While I repect your views re: Antonio's Nut House "Dumpy bar on California Ave.", I would like to point out that when you say that there are "bums drinking late at night" and speak of "filthy bikers", well that's sums up the scope of your views to me.
The bar is actually a success because it is an unpretensious place to meet. You will find not only students, professors, teachers, doctors and lawyers, as I have, but the run of the mill hard working family person as well. Think about it, it is not cheap to drink. Those who do frequent the bar spend their money to socialize and pass their time in the only neighborhood tavern in the California Business District. This bar serves a needed purpose for its local citizens by providing a safe, fun environment for people eat, meet, drink and play games all while feeding the local tax.
Also the bar does have security out front four nights a week and rarely attracts the attention of the police. And the bum you speak may even be me, so next time you see someone drinking out front late at night, say hi and let me buy you pint and a game of pool.
on Aug 22, 2006 at 8:09 pm
The stupid decision to disallow smoking zones inside a bar force people into the streets, while mechanical ventilation could protect non-smokers from the fraudulent risks of second hand smoke.
It is probably appropriate that concerned citizen seek tonier climes.
on Aug 22, 2006 at 8:29 pm
Concerned citizen: Antonio's adds some much needed color to our city; would that we had one or two Antonio's downtown! You don't know what you're missing! Stop in and join neighborhood regulars and Stanford students and professors by the dozens - - enjoy a brew and great cameraderie - play some billiards! Enjoy the fresco that Antonio's contributed to ($5000) to help add more street art to out city.
Oh, and while you're at it, maybe you can help do something about the many visitors to the tonier downtown bars who relieve themselves in doorways and parking lots after hours - something we rarely see in our wonderful California Avenue corridor neighborhood.
and, oh, yes, maybe you can help organize an after hours street watch for the muggers downtown. You might even ask some of our biker friends if they can help out.