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New in Town

Marin is already a great place to live, and these new businesses are making it even more fun. Check out what’s new (or just getting better).

Big Brands

› The red bull’s-eye is moving into the former Best Buy space in Marin Gateway Shopping Center. This is the third Target in Marin and will include a robust grocery store; target.com.

› Makeup aficionados will be pleased to learn that the beauty retailer Sephora is opening in Town Center Corte Madera near Crate and Barrel; sephora.com.

› San Francisco’s Tiffany & Co. on Post Street has opened after a 20-month makeover giving the flagship store a fresh new look; tiffany.com.


› Christopher Downs, owner of Christopher Salon, is now offering balayage hair treatment at his salons in Mill Valley and Tiburon starting at $205; christopher-salon.com.

› Marin resident Britta Cox founded Aquis, the first engineered hair towel created to dry your hair in a healthy, nourishing way; aquis.com.

New Look

› Cindi LaRaia took over Three Birds Wine Bar in Corte Madera, renaming it Zinz Wine Bar; zinzwinebar.com.

Mill Valley gets a new logo with an image designed by Michael Schwab, commissioned by the Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce; millvalley.org.

New Locations

Marin Society of Artists, a nonprofit dedicated to the celebration of art, recently moved from the Marin Art & Garden Center to the old Patrick’s Art Supplies in San Rafael; marinsocietyofartists.org.

Book Passage opened its third location in the former Tides of the Bay space in Sausalito; bookpassage.com.

Thrill Seekers

› Attention all adrenaline junkies: Skydive Golden Gate opened in Novato, offering tandem jumps and sweeping views of the San Francisco skyline, Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge; novatoskydiving.com.


› No longer just a pizza joint, Dario’s with its new menu celebrates Mediterranean cuisine with options like chicken shawarma and a falafel wrap; dariossausalito.com.

› Contemporary Mexican restaurant Tamal set up shop in the former Sleeping Lady in Fairfax, serving up tapas and festive cocktails; 415.524.8478


These Marin locations are focused on healing both your mind and body.

› Amy Adams of Santa Rosa opened her first med spa in Larkspur, called BODY TREAT, offering a vitamin and hydration bar designed to revitalize your health and boost your immune system; bodytreatmedboutique.com, 1129 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur

ANYA BANDT, a Marin dermatologist for more than 20 years, now offers The Pallogen Legend, an medical treatment that purports to reduce wrinkles and fat; anyaantiaging.com, 1099 D St, San Rafael

› The icy chill of cryotherapy is the hot new trend in Marin, with not one but two new places opening up. If you have $50 and just three minutes to spare you can try BRRRRRR CRYOTHERAPY, specializing in cold temperature treatments in San Rafael that promote natural healing and wellness. And geared toward sports recovery and athletes, CRYOTHERAPY WHOLEBODY in Corte Madera offers anti-inflammatory treatments involving temperatures that reach a chilling -240 degrees Fahrenheit with an introductory fee of $20;
brrrrrcryotherapy.com, 143A Third St, San Rafael;
cryotherapywholebody.com, 47 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera

FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE SF opened a location in San Rafael and new to the team is Katie Cole, a holistic psychiatrist trained in medical intuition and Reiki Energy Healing; functionalmedicinesf.com, 2144 Fourth St, San Rafael

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