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261 Hamilton Remodel Complete and it is STUNNING!

Original post made by Olenka Villarreal, Community Center, on Dec 18, 2015

After what seems like an eternity of generically modern new buildings popping up all over Palo Alto, I was elated to see the unveiling of 261 Hamilton Avenue last week...complete, with hip boutique Shinola gracing its ground level!

Like a perfectly timed holiday gift to this town, developer Roxy Rapp has done it again. He and his team have preserved the most intricate details of the beautiful Hamilton structure, while adding elegant new additions like the majestic windows to its lower levels.

I am thrilled to use this public forum to say THANK YOU to Roxy and his team for taking great care in restoring 261 to its original splendor and beyond! It is cosmic that his building sits right across City Hall, and hope it will serve to remind officials to support developers who respect the beautiful elegance of Palo Alto's older buildings.

3 cheers for Roxy Rapp and thank you for enhancing our downtown!

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Posted by Plane Speaker
a resident of Crescent Park
on Dec 18, 2015 at 11:12 am

What ... and no photo?

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Posted by Commentator
a resident of Professorville
on Dec 18, 2015 at 12:07 pm

It's definitely not a Hayes stack.

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Posted by Missing University Art
a resident of Midtown
on Dec 19, 2015 at 11:56 am

The remodel is nicely done, but doesn't make up for the booting out of one of my favorite downtown stores---University Art. We always get got our pictures framed there and bought art supplies when needed. The gift items and cards were also unique. Now it is a car trip to Redwood City and back to go there. Without traffic, it takes about 60 minutes, with traffic.............DONT ASK.

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