Penzeys Spices is opening a store in Menlo Park, according to a postcard that arrived in the mail today. I’m very excited; I liked shopping at Penzeys when we lived in St. Louis, and while we’ve taken advantage of their mail-order business now and again since moving back to the Bay Area, the cost and time required to have things shipped have meant that more often than not, replacement spices have been purchased locally. I’m looking forward to being able to run to Penzeys to buy spices, seasonings, herbs and extracts that I’ve discovered a sudden and urgent need for.I don’t know when the store opens, but it will be at 771 Santa Cruz Ave. According to the postcard, they are “opening SOON!!”, and they are hiring now.