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Man who set fires to restaurant, car sentenced

Original post made on Mar 7, 2019

A man found responsible for torching the former Compadres Mexican Bar & Grill and a car nearly four months ago in Palo Alto was sentenced Tuesday to two years in state prison, according to a Santa Clara County prosecutor.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, March 7, 2019, 9:48 AM

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Posted by Josie
a resident of Mountain View
on Mar 7, 2019 at 11:53 am

Compadres was a fun restaurant and I was sorry to see it close. I was hoping a similar restaurant would open there, but I guess they never found a tenant for that space. Who knows now what will happen to the building after the fire?


Posted by Those Were The Days
a resident of Menlo Park
on Mar 7, 2019 at 1:29 pm

> Compadres was a fun restaurant and I was sorry to see it close. I was hoping a similar restaurant would open there, but I guess they never found a tenant for that space. Who knows now what will happen to the building after the fire?

Yes it was...especially during the late 1980s. I imagine some new housing development will replace it.

In retrospect...the 1980s were the best times for bars & drinking in the Menlo Park/Palo Alto area.

Henry's, 42nd Street, Rose & Crown, Rudy's Pub, + Emerson Street Bar & Rrill in downtown PA.

The Winery, Talbot's, Antonio's Nut House on California Avenue.

Compadres, Class Reunion, Old Pro's on ECR.

BBC, The Oasis, Chili's on ECR in Menlo Park.

I yearn for the good old days when PA/Menlo Park were alcohol central.


Posted by Impatient
a resident of Ventura
on Mar 7, 2019 at 3:58 pm

> Who knows now what will happen to the building after the fire?
> I imagine some new housing development will replace it.

Mixed-use development.

It's only been undergoing permitting and plan approvals since 2014...

See plans here:
Web Link


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