Making Headlines

From the hops to the scoops to the sculptures to the tech scene, Bay Meadows is on the map … and in the news. We present a recap of recent press clips highlighting the variety of elements attracting companies, residents and visitors to our mid-urban community.

San Francisco Chronicle 10/17/17
Excerpt from “In a world of constant change, tech companies seek permanence on campus
by John King

Part of our strategy for attracting talent is being in a fun place,” said Tim Maly, chief operating officer for SurveyMonkey. When hunting for room to grow, “We would have disqualified our building if it had been an unattractive or uninteresting design.”

I met Maly and Woolford last month after a panel discussion in Bay Meadows on “The Evolving Silicon Valley Workplace,” hosted by SPUR — a regional policy think tank that recently published a report on “Rethinking the Corporate Campus.”

First came a tour of the SurveyMonkey headquarters. It offered glimpses of everything you’d expect in a Silicon Valley work/playhouse, including iced cookies free for the taking that were large enough to be Segway wheels.

In his talk, though, Maly emphasized place making more than perks.

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The Six Fifty 10/16/17
Excerpt from “For the Peninsula’s ice cream guru, life after Facebook is soft and sweet
by Kate Bradshaw

Mootella. Blackberry Jamble. Salted Butterscotch.

The mastermind behind these clever — and goshdern delectable — flavors, Becky Sunseri, has been sweet on ice cream since her girlhood days.

Back then, growing up in Bloomington, Illinois, little Becky had a habit of sitting atop the household heater in the cold of winter, its edges leaving waffle cone-style marks imprinted on the back of her legs, while she joyously relished her bowl of ice cream.

Her commitment to eating ice cream year-round, even when her mom said she was crazy, was only the first inkling of her unwavering devotion to the frozen dessert.

Today, she’s founder and CEO of the popular Tin Pot Creamery, which recently opened its fourth location on the Peninsula, in San Mateo.

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Inside Scoop / San Francisco Chronicle 10/16/17
Excerpt from “The Week in Bay Area Restaurant News
by Justin Phillips

San Francisco burger outfit Roam Artisan Burgers is growing. Quickly.

According to the budding mini chain, a San Mateo outpost (246 South B Street) will debut sometime in November, and another is in the works for Uptown Oakland (1951 Telegraph Ave.) with an opening date slated for later this year.

The moves come just a few months after the shop announced plans to set up its first Peninsula outpost in the Bay Meadows’ Town Square development.

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Looking for a great place to ride? Bay Meadows and the surrounding San Mateo area are bike friendly and offer many different paths to ride and sights to see. The City of San Mateo even have an easy-to-use bike-sharing system, Bay Bikes. Plus, Bay Meadows has a convenient bike map that you can download here, so you can decide exactly where to ride. Some resident favorites include the Bay Trail as well as Coyote Point Park, and here’s a handy list of 10 sites within a six-mile bike ride. And join the Bay Meadows email list to stay on top of fun dates, such as Bike to Work Day 2018!