Town & Country Village to Complete Final Phase of Renovation With New Tenants

Developer to Welcome Gott’s Roadside Restaurant in Summer 2013 after Rehabilitating Southwest Corner of the Center

Palo Alto, CA – Ellis Partners today announced the next phase in the evolution of Town and Country Village, its landmark retail property in Palo Alto across from the Stanford Campus. In early 2013, Ellis will start and quickly finish the last piece of its nine-year seismic and physical plant upgrade. It will empty and rehabilitate a portion of the building on the southwest corner of the property. When the work is completed, this portion will reopen and include Gott’s Roadside.

Gott’s Roadside Comes to Town and Country!

Gott’s Roadside is renowned as the iconic gourmet burger stand from St. Helena, California. Started in 1999, the award-wining restaurant now has three popular locations—two in Napa Valley and one in San Francisco’s Ferry Building —and Palo Alto will be the fourth. Gott’s Roadside serves updated American and California classics for breakfast, lunch and dinner plus a select list of beers and wines. All of their menu items are made-to-order using the freshest local ingredients.

“We’ve been looking in Palo Alto for many years now and are thrilled to be opening in this community,” said Joel Gott. “This is the perfect space we’re going into, especially with the exceptional outdoor dining area it offers.”

“Bringing Joel Gott to Town and Country is truly exciting,” said Caroline Morris, Vice President, Asset Management at Ellis Partners. “Joel’s approach to fresh and innovative cuisine fits right in with the retailers and existing restaurants at the center,” added Morris.

Town and Country’s Physical Evolution

Since acquiring the property in 2004, Ellis Partners painstakingly upgraded the idyllic buildings which were built in the 1950’s, including many city code required upgrades such as major seismic, electrical and plumbing alterations. Ellis has also done extensive reconstruction to all outdoor areas including landscaping, gathering areas and walkways.

The final part of this nine-year effort is located in a portion of the building at the Southwestern corner of the property. In order to accomplish this work, Ellis had to time all current leases to expire at the end of 2012. It is now working with current tenants to relocate them on the premises.

Jamba Juice will soon begin construction on its new location across from the newly opened Asian Box restaurant. Halo Blowdry Bar will be doubling in size and building out a new location elsewhere on the property to accommodate its growing customer base. Hobee’s, unfortunately, will not re-open after the retrofit but will remain in Palo Alto along with their seven other South Bay locations.

“Town and Country Village has maintained its old world charm and stood the test of time,” added Morris, “But we realize that the location must evolve to meet the needs of modern clients and tenants. This latest improvement allows us to stay fresh, exciting and relevant.

About Ellis Partners
Ellis Partners LLC was founded in 1993 for the purpose of acquiring and developing commercial real estate properties. The firm has a long history of championing and completing architecturally significant renovation and development projects. For more information, visit

About Town and Country Village
For more than fifty years, Town & Country Village has served the Peninsula by offering unique specialty stores, daily services and fine restaurants. Newly remodeled with plenty of relaxing outdoor patios, beautiful landscaping and flower-filled planters, Town & Country continues to be one of the most vibrant shopping experiences in Northern California. For more information, visit

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