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21,000 Barbie dolls may end up on the street

The Barbie Hall of Fame has been given until mid-April to get out of its leased space in downtown Palo Alto, CA. A fancy Mediterranean restaurant next door wants to expand, so 21,000 Barbies may soon be out in the street, according to the San Jose Mercury News.

Owner Evelyn Burkhalter, who has run the museum in Palo Alto for 15 years, hopes to find another nearby location. But that's always tough in the hyper-priced Bay Area, so this place may go the way of Mill Valley's Unknown Museum.

If a new home isn't found soon, Evelyn may resort to selling the collection over the Internet.

[03/14/1999]
Hours:
Closed, Mattel bought collection.
Status:
Gone

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