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June 14, 2005


The place does look great. No thanks to the "City".
However I would be willing to take bets now that Sams, does not last 6 months.
Since he is leasing public property it should be public notice how much/long the cost is for that place to be leased. Where do I find that info?

I also wanted to say that I wish the best for Rhino and his future.
When will the Veggie burgers start coming out?

Let's hope that Sam's stays in business for many years to come. I am trying to do the subtraction and try to figure out how many years it was on California, and think it is maybe 30 years or more. Is that right? I can't remember what I read either. Anway, best of luck!

Cathy Baylock

Sam's celebrated its 30th anniversary a few years back. It is fabulous to think that a long-time Burlingame institution will be opening up shop in our historic Greyhound Depot. They've installed tables and chairs in the previously unused grass area and this should open up this area up to great pedestrian activity. I'm looking forward to the official ribbon cutting on Monday June 20th at 4 p.m. And my kids are even more thrilled since they've missed their weekly Sam's Special!


And don't miss the exhibit in the main branch of the Burlingame Public Library on the history of The Greyhound Bus Depot where Sam's is opening. Thanks to The Burlingame Historical Society for putting this together.

Cathy Baylock

Yesterday's grand opening was an endearing sight. Lots of well wishers for Rino and June. The line has been out the door since mid morning and hopefully everyone will get their "garlic fix" today. New additions to the menu include "June's Turkey sandwich" and the "Depot Dog". Be sure to swing by and check out historic photos of the Greyhound Depot in its hayday.


The meatball sandwich was a hit with me.

This project is a good example of what is generally refered to as "adaptive reuse." Take an older building and renovate without destroying the integrity of the original. It's also a good example of a public/private partnership. If I recall, it was Councilwoman Baylock who suggested that in these economically challenging times the city might consider leasing the depot to a private business. So, addaboy to the councilwoman and the city as well as Rino and June for making it happen.

Rich Grogan

Great place! Thursday, Maggie and I had lunch at Sam's. Saw several familiar faces and chatted with some strangers; standing in line was worth the wait. Maggie enjoyed her hot dog and the Sam's Special was supper.

Best of luck and may you have many fabulous years.


I love the tables out on that little triangular piece of lawn., what a wonderful renovation. I wish them lots of success.

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