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April 08, 2019

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B. DeArmond

The current Burlingame Golf Center is a low cost way to introduce kids to golf and a good practice area. Top golf is a very different experience. I've been to Top Golf in San Antonio, Texas on two occasions. Although it involves hitting golf balls, the emphasis is on food and drink. It is a more expensive activity than the current practice area. My biggest concern the impact that Top Golf might have on parking for Murray Field.

Peter Garrison

PS- Don’t aim the driving range so you’re hitting into the afternoon sun.

Puzz

Not a golfer but it looks fun. Checked website www.topgolf.com. At he meeting you will have the typical negative lefties concerned about the frogs and tidal waves caused by people having fun in life.

hollyroller@gmail.com

Attempting to "Reinvent the Wheel/Golf Center" in a place that faces the Sun,plus Fifteen to Forty MPH Winds daily, is No Place for a Driving Range.
In my opinion,(that everyone cares about) an Up-Scale Drive In Movie Theater would be unique. Profitable too.
Bose type speakers, "State of the Art Screen," "Gourmet Style Drive In Menu", Wine, Beer, Movie Themed Cocktails.
The Parking Lot needs to be flawless. Security-Security-Security.
$60.00 per car. Plus, Per customer fee. The people that have the most disposable income first purchase a Car. Now, show it off...
Would you rather sit in a Nasty Gum/Sugar/Condom, Cold Flu other germs, Popcorn floor/seat/arm rest?
(Think about it.. Movie Theaters are F'n Gross.)
Or sit in your own luxury car with the doors locked and Music on?
Burlingame Drive In..
Or we could spend another 15 years attempting to make a profit on ANOTHER City of Burlingame Debacle.

Joe

I couldn't make the meeting last night so anyone who did please fill us in.

In the meantime I got the answers to my two questions/ideas from TopGolf:

1. Gabriel & Daniel's Mexican Grill operates in the current, existing Pro Shop. Will Gabriel & Daniel's Mexican Grill be given the opportunity to enter into a lease in the new Topgolf facility?
a. Answer: Topgolf operates their own food and beverage facilities and does not lease to third party tenants for food and beverage operations.

2. Will Burlingame residents be offered a discount to use the facility the same way that San Mateo residents get a break at Coyote Point or Mountain View residents get at Shoreline Amphitheater?
a. Answer: Topgolf charges the same rates to all users, regardless of their city of residence.

hollyroller@gmail.com

Come on Joe...
Even a 10% Citizen of Burlingame discount may result in a $1.00 discount.
Next.

Bruce Dickinson

Looks like Top Golf places Bottom Priority on Burlingame residents and businesses.

This concept, while sounds kind of cool, reeks of being at or near the peak of a bubble. Basically a more adult version of Chuck E Cheese's or Dave & Busters.

Top Golf has a sordid history in operating in other communities. Not sure this is the greatest business for Burlingame.

Joe

The DJ article about the meeting added a few tidbits to what I had in the original post:

Maximum planned occupancy will be 1,300 people, including 125 employees on the property spanning about 13 acres. Ultimately, it is expected nearly 500 people, including part-time employees, will work at the center.

There are 475 parking spaces planned and the location is expected to operate from 9 a.m. until about midnight during the week, and 2 a.m. on the weekends.

https://www.smdailyjournal.com/news/local/topgolf-shares-plans-for-burlingame/article_6d4debd6-5d99-11e9-89fd-f783027af636.html

Dead Project

Expected completion date: 6/2023 at the earliest.

Family of Six

What a fun place on website demo. Our family would love it and hope it opens soon. The extra revenue can certainly help with some of our City's expenses.

hollyroller@gmail.com

"I can't wait...
3.5 years.
Dear B. DeArmond,
There will never be a shortage of food out there due to your "neighbors" food, hats, gloves, Golf Bag, blow over your lane..
Do you folks know the normal wind speed out there is between 25 & 35 MPH?
Not Fun. As is the full Sun in your eyes 2:00PM until Night?
I think we should all get behind an Official US Olympic Luge Course.
SFO, Silicon Valley Engineers, ridiculous amounts of disposable income?
Or not.. Just do not waste our time and money attempting to make a "Silk Purse out of a Pig Ear."
Any "Outdoor Golf Venue" in that space is really, just plain weird..
Or Criminal?

Joe

The Daily Journal recapped the Planning Commission meeting regarding TopGolf today. The only thing we haven't covered already is that the plan is to hit towards the bay (thus avoiding the sunset blinding golfers) and that TopGolf sort of forgot about the winds that come up in the late afternoon and early evening so they may rework the plan a bit now that they know.

HMB

TopGolf is going to be a place for "team building" for all the Oculus/Facebook employees that are going into all those nearby buildings under construction.

Joe

From the city e-newsletter:

The City of Burlingame has prepared an environmental study for the proposed Topgolf facility at 250 Anza Boulevard. You may view the document directly by visiting the Topgolf Burlingame Project Page, or by visiting the Planning Division on the second level of City Hall at 501 Primrose Road.

This project involves the redevelopment of the 13-acre Burlingame Golf Center site to include a Topgolf entertainment complex that would include a three level, 71,074 square-foot building reaching up to 46 feet in height, an outdoor patio, and a five acre outdoor driving range outfield. The driving range would be bordered by net poles up to 205 feet high. All existing improvements on the site would be removed to accommodate the proposed development. In addition to the internal building areas, a 20,000 square-foot external mini-golf area is being proposed adjacent to the outdoor patio area. Vehicular access to the project site would be provided by Anza Boulevard, as well as a proposed driveway connection to Airport Boulevard.

Joe

Looks like things are progressing pretty much as originally planned:

The Burlingame Planning Commission unanimously approved the environmental and design documents associated with building the sports entertainment facility at 250 Anza Blvd., home of the Burlingame Golf Center.

https://www.smdailyjournal.com/news/local/topgolf-plans-advance-in-burlingame/article_b29e12e4-971b-11ea-acdb-1b6cd5e404c3.html#utm_source=smdailyjournal.com&utm_campaign=%2Fnewsletters%2Fheadlines%2F%3F-dc%3D1589637612&utm_medium=email&utm_content=headline

hollyroller@gmail.com

How can State, County, and Cities, Fund these Projects?
City of Burlingame Employees want to be paid.
Maintenance of ALL COB properties want to be paid.
Not Many know what the Future holds.

How in the World can Every City of Burlingame Elder, and The City of Burlingame Manager sign off on the continued funding of Multi Million Dollar Projects that may never see the light of Day.

JP

It's a private company. Duh.

hollyroller@gmail.com

I am sorry that I did not state more clearly I was writing about the Recreation Center.
Again, how in the world, in these times can a Recreation Center be built? It may never be able to be used.

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