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Live music rebounds from pandemic shutdown to foster renewed sense of community

Original post made on Oct 27, 2022

On a Thursday evening, as the sun goes down and the heat lamps warm up outside Palo Alto's iTalico Italian restaurant, patrons and passersby alike are captivated by the music of Mike Annuzzi and his shifting roster of collaborators.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, October 27, 2022, 3:29 PM

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Posted by Palo Alto well-wisher
a resident of Crescent Park
on Oct 27, 2022 at 10:48 pm

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I think this is a great development. I hope we will see University Avenue becomingjust as lively in this way. :) Here's hoping!

Posted by Interested Reader
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Oct 28, 2022 at 6:22 am

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Bravo!! Hats off to Terun and iTalico for bringing back the music and creating a lively scene. I'd like to see more of this kind of stuff - where all the other merchants can also work to capitalize on the magic happening on Cal Ave. With the new parking lot built, the street closure has been great and we really should look at permanently transforming the vibe of Cal Ave.

Posted by Online Name
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on Oct 28, 2022 at 10:11 am

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Why is this news? Terun and other Cal Ave restaurants have been doing this throughout the pandemic -- at least until the city idiotically hired a DRUMMING combo to drown out the musicians the restaurants hired and to chase away dining patrons.

For Mayor Burt to take credit for the music scene and attempts to enliven the outdoor dining scene is ludicrous in view of what the local businesses in Menlo Park and Los Altos have done for several YEARS with their Wednesday Market and their First Friday without spending a dime of taxpayer money!

Posted by Music NOT For All!
a resident of Stanford
on Oct 28, 2022 at 10:32 am

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It 'depends' on who you are on. Other restaurants in these areas have attempted to do live 'dining appropriate' background music, only to be cited and have their music shut down by the local police. I guess some restaurants are 'better connected' to the City than others.

Posted by dlundell
a resident of Evergreen Park
on Oct 28, 2022 at 11:54 am

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"Burt said he loves that diners on California Avenue can go eat at Zareen's Restaurant, a local favorite and more casual option compared to iTalico's Michelin-rated menu, and still enjoy the live music from iTalico right next door."

The adjacent restaurants that might like their customers to have a quiet evening, and the nearby outdoor diners who would rather not listen to a neighboring restaurant’s live music, are out of luck.

And, I also understood that only non-amplified music would be allowed. However, amplified instruments seem to be the norm.

Posted by ALB
a resident of College Terrace
on Oct 28, 2022 at 12:10 pm

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The top-drawer sax player is outstanding
on California Avenue. He plays for patrons of Sun of Wolf and Palo Alto Sol.
Reminds us of New York city with great street musicians on Broadway in our old upper westside neighborhood.

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