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As we embark upon this years-long planning process, there will be many opportunities for community engagement and feedback. This page will be updated frequently with upcoming events that provide opportunities to speak with our project team, share your thoughts, and ask questions.

Please also be sure to sign up for our email list to receive project updates, including
invitations for upcoming community discussion forums.

The Hollo
Onsite Café 1100 Island Drive

An onsite café serving breakfast and lunch is now open. The Hollo Café has replaced the old Specialty’s Café & Bakery at 1100 Island Drive.

The Hollo Café’s contemporary fare is made with local produce and sustainable practices served in a modern oasis of award-winning design. Nestled in the Redwood LIFE campus, our innovative menu is prepared with seasonal ingredients with an emphasis on waste-reducing methods.

Operating hours are currently 8:00am – 2:00pm with hot and cold breakfast service, specialty coffee, and a variety of lunch options.

Please visit for the full menu and latest updates.

Roots Farmers Market
Open every Saturday from 9am to 1pm, come rain or shine! Corner of Marine Parkway and Island Drive

Roots Farmers Markets sources only quality vendors to provide a diverse selection with prices for all!

Find your way toward Sweet Tree Farms. Their seasonal fruits and vegetables are some of the best you can get in the Bay Area, at an incredible price.

If you’re into rocks and minerals, we encourage you to stop by Gardner Minerals to view their collection of sustainably sourced rocks and minerals from all over the world.

Check out Hummus Heaven for amazing homemade hummus and pita bread/chips.

The last spotlight vendor is Alexandre Dairy, supplying a variety of wonderful dairy products!

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Food Trucks
Wednesdays from 11:30am to 1:30pm

Join us for some of our favorite food in the parking lot at the corner of Marine Parkway and Island Drive (no sign-up required).

Previous Events

Summer Happy Hour at The Hollo

Wednesdays 3pm - 7pm starting May 24, 2023

The Hollo hosted happy hours from May – August with a Summer Live Music Series! Happy Hour kicked off at The Hollo every Wednesday from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM. We announced a lineup of live performances scheduled on various Wednesdays throughout the summer months. Thank you for stopping by, ordering some lite bites from The Hollo’s Happy Hour menu, and enjoying the show!

May 24: Chip Gale

June 7: Eric Nelson

June 21: Patrick Maier

July 12: Brian Wachhorst

August 2: Kimberly Gold

August 16: Dana Salzman

August 30: Tom Wagenbrenner

Redwood Shores Community Open House

We invited the Redwood Shores community to our campus to give input on our proposed new development and to help shape the future of Redwood LIFE Evolve.

Wednesday, July 12, 2023   |   5:30PM - 7:30PM

Summer Kickoff Carnival

We celebrated the start of summer with our first ever on-site Carnival!

Our neighbors and their families were invited to play various classic midway games including ring toss and bacon race. From knocking down cans with bean bags to flinging your body onto a velcro wall, there was something for everyone to enjoy!

Thursday, June 15, 2023   |   4:30PM - 6:30PM

Menu tasting at The Hollō Café

We hosted our neighbors for a curated menu tasting at The Hollō Café. The crowd of adults and children sampled a selection of salads, sandwiches, desserts, and drinks to get an introduction to the variety of food offerings. Congratulations to the lucky raffle drawing winners!

Thursday, March 30, 2023   |   5:00PM - 7:00PM

Fall Festival

Redwood LIFE Amenity Center

Longfellow was joined by many Redwood Shores families and community members at the Fall Festival featuring a carving class led by Pumpkins by Paulina. They enjoyed fall treats and a raffle for gift cards to The Hollo, an onsite cafe opening at Redwood LIFE later this year.

Thank you for joining our events with your friends and family – we’ve enjoyed hosting and inviting you to our campus!

Thursday, October 13, 2022   |   5:30PM - 6:30PM

Blood Drive

Redwood LIFE

Longfellow coordinated with Stanford Blood Center to bring a mobile blood drive to Redwood LIFE. We would like to thank all those who donated for contributing to the success of this drive and hope to see you again at the next one!

Tuesday, June 6, 2023   |   10:00AM - 2:00PM

Tuesday, September 27, 2022   |   10:00AM - 2:00PM

Trivia Night - Community Mixer

Redwood LIFE Amenity Center

Trivia Night featured some healthy competition by tenant and community teams as they used their smartphones to answer various pop culture questions. Off The Rails Brewing Co. poured a selection of beers and patrons enjoyed the candy bar as well as the popcorn machine.

Thursday, September 15, 2022   |   4:00PM - 7:00PM

Country Night - Community Mixer

Redwood LIFE Amenity Center

Longfellow’s second Community Mixer Night themed “Country Night” featured The Waffle Roost and Curveball Slider food trucks, Devil’s Canyon brewery, and music by Bootleg Country Band. We raffled Summer themed prizes to our big winners.

Wednesday, August 17, 2022   |   5:00PM - 7:30PM

Island Bash - Community Mixer

Redwood LIFE Amenity Center

Longfellow’s first Community Mixer Night featured all kinds of fun activities, including a steel drum band, two island-themed food trucks, and a variety of lawn games. Free meals at the food trucks were provided to the first 50 RSVPs.

Wednesday, July 20, 2022   |   4:00PM - 7:00PM

Community Open House

Redwood LIFE Amenity Center

Longfellow hosted an in-person Community Open House to share project information and garner further feedback. There were information stations on the topics of Project Design & Construction, Transportation, Sustainability, and Community Benefits.

Wednesday, June 29, 2022   |   6:00PM – 8:00PM

Virtual Community Workshop

Virtual Zoom Meeting (link provided via email)

Longfellow hosted a virtual Community Workshop to hear from our neighbors about the types of community benefits and activities you’d like to see on the proposed new Redwood LIFE Evolve campus. We will post a summary of our community survey results from the breakout room sessions once the survey has closed on September 30th.

August 31, 2021   |   6:00PM

Open House – Community Meeting

  Virtual Zoom Meeting (link provided via email)

Longfellow hosted two open houses about our plans to re-imagine Redwood LIFE, the office and technology office park located on the edge of Redwood Shores. Our goal is to transform the site into a modern, highly functional space that will allow companies to grow and thrive, while creating a special place for the community through upgraded public spaces, facilities, and amenities. We hope you’ll share your feedback on the variety of community-oriented features and benefits we are contemplating for inclusion.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021   |   6:30PM - 8:00PM

Saturday, June 19, 2021   |   10:00AM - 11:30AM



Whether you’re a Redwood Shores neighbor, city resident, or local business owner, we want to hear from you!



Throughout the planning process, there will be many opportunities to provide feedback and ask questions. We will also be hosting community events and meetings to share updates.