I love what’s happened to downtown San Mateo. The new shops, the cute restaurants, the sidewalk cafes, very nice.
But when you look down at the sidewalks, mostly on 4th Ave, all the delicious appeal of dining out is lost. The sidewalks are grimy–downright dirty–in some places, filthy is the word.
Certainly doesn’t do much for enjoying a meal, particularly near the sidewalk cafes.
Don’t know whose responsibility the sidewalks are–but I’m not that anxious about showing off downtown San Mateo to friends from out-of-town.