Save Bistro Elan

The venerable Bistro Elan, one of the best-loved restaurants in Silicon Valley, is shutting down on July 2 because their landlord raised their rent so much they can no longer afford it.

(They're going to start serving dinner at their tiny lunch place on Birch St. But it's so much smaller they're going to have to fire half the people. It won't be the same.)

There are probably quite a few regulars at Bistro Elan who could buy the building and become their new landlord. If someone did they could save both this Palo Alto institution, and the jobs of all the people who will otherwise lose them.

When the city chopped down the oak trees on California Ave, we didn't have enough warning to stop them. This disaster the community can prevent, if it wants to.