Palo Alto: Heart of Silicon Valley's Tech Spirit
Continue your stroll through downtown Palo Alto and you might pass the original Facebook headquarters at 156 University Avenue. Up-and-coming companies hoping to follow in the footsteps of the social media giant now occupy the former headquarters. What other place in the country could boast something like this?
The culture of innovation that started decades ago, eventually giving rise to the name “Silicon Valley,” continues to grow and thrive in downtown Palo Alto. A shining example can be found next door to the Garden Court at HanaHaus, a bustling “community gathering space” located in the historic New Varsity Theatre, a well-beloved movie house dating back to the 1920s.
HanaHaus is a project sponsored by the multinational software company, SAP. In addition to a visually stunning outdoor courtyard, the venue includes a Blue Bottle café and a co-working space that allows individuals and groups to rent tables or private conference rooms by the hour.