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New life eyed for the historic Nut House building

Original post made on Jun 1, 2022

A proposal to partially demolish and rehabilitate a building that once housed Antonio's Nut House and, before that, a Safeway supermarket, is moving ahead with broad support from Palo Alto's Historic Resources Board.

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Comments (5)

Posted by Joel
a resident of Barron Park
on Jun 1, 2022 at 12:33 pm

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Balderdash!!! There's no olden in the new design.

Posted by Rebecca Eisenberg
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jun 1, 2022 at 12:50 pm

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Palo Alto City staff and Council need to terminate the counterproductive requirement of parking for California Ave retail and dining businesses that are in close proximity of one of Cal Ave's numerous parking lots and structures.

In the case of the former Nut House, that particular building is the very closest building to the always-mostly-empty giant concrete 6-level full-block parking garage monstrosity that overshadows it from directly behind. There is virtually no closer parking spot to the old Antonio's than that ridiculous, wasteful, toxic cement garage.

Given that the city paid what many believe to be nine figures of hard-earned taxpayer money for that eyesore, it might as well put it to some use. It's simple to find parking near Cal Ave, if one merely uses the still mostly-unused gigantic garage on Sherman Street.

With sadness over the loss of my second-favorite stomping ground from the 1980's (the first being the original Old Pro's on El Camino, and the third being 42nd St Bar & Grill, where I worked from the day I turned 21).... I wish the new owners of Antonio's Nut House the most success in their future endeavor.

And finally, I urge them to consider embracing ecologically sustainable technologies and appliances, if nothing else, to counteract the irreparable environmental damage caused by the unnecessary and costly cement mountain looming over them.

Posted by JMDAZED
a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Jun 1, 2022 at 12:53 pm

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I met some of the most interesting people at the Nuthouse. Nothing will ever come close in this town anymore. California Ave. lost it's soul.

Posted by scott
a resident of Fairmeadow
on Jun 1, 2022 at 5:05 pm

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That building should not be a candidate for historic preservation.

Posted by WilliamR
a resident of another community
on Jun 1, 2022 at 6:19 pm

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Gee, Rebecca, tell us how you really feel about the parking garage....

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