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Palo Alto’s Newest Look

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I’ve lived in Palo Alto my entire adult life. The main drag in town is called University Avenue, which is sort of the Rodeo Drive of the area, with expensive, high-rent retail spaces. This weekend, I took a quick drive down this street, which was a glistening mecca of gold-plated retail just a few months ago, and took the following pictures. I can’t remember the last time I saw even one For Lease sign on this avenue prior to 2020, but just look at this………….