Beltramo’s plan to replace store

Daily Post Staff Writer
An office building and an apartment complex have been proposed for the site of the former Beltramo’s Wines and Spirits in Menlo Park, a city planner confirmed yesterday (Aug. 22).

According to plans for the 1540 El Camino Real lot submitted to the city by Cupertino developer Derek Hunter Jr., the former wine shop building will be demolished and about 40,029-square-feet of office space and 25 apartments will be built.

While Hunter is the developer, it appears that the Beltramo family still owns the property, according to county records.

The wine shop had been owned and operated by the Beltramo family for 134 years. It closed last summer, and since then a treadmill store has been renting the space.

The project would consist of two buildings — the office building would be located along El Camino Real and be two stories, according to the proposal submitted by Hunter. The second building would be three stories and have 25 apartments and face San Antonio Street, at the back of the lot, according to Hunter’s proposal.

The project would have 191 spaces in a two-level underground parking structure, according to the project proposal.

The project will have to be approved by the planning commission, but according to city Principal Planner Thomas Rogers, there is no date for when the commission will review the project.