What Was New in Marin in April 2014

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).

SMILE: Blink Inc., pictured left, in Corte Madera is a one-stop shop for high-quality photos. Just walk in with any object or person and Blink’s team of in-house photographers will create a memorable image, which you can share immediately from the studio; blinkinc. com. If you like your photo enough, you may want to eat it. Chocstagram by Cocoagraph allows users to print photos directly onto squares of chocolate.

STYLE: Women’s clothing boutique Koze in Tiburon just got a serious face-lift. If you’re looking for something a little different, stop by Sausalito’s gr.dano, pictured left, where clothes, designed by owners Jill Giordano and Brian Scheyer and crafted in San Francisco, are beckoning. Fetish, an eclectic store featuring one-of-a-kind jewelry and items from across the globe, is open for business in Tiburon.

MOVE: Need some help getting back on your feet? Presidio Sport and Medicine, pictured left, provides physical therapy, personal training and more at its Mill Valley location. San Francisco’s favorite car service, Uber Marin, has crossed the bridge. Download the app and connect with a driver seamlessly, and do it often — the higher the demand, the more available cars in the area.


EATS: Chef Todd Shoberg, formerly of Piatti, brings his culinary skills to Molina, a new California-centric restaurant in downtown Mill Valley. Need some coffee and breakfast on the go? San Rafael’s Johnny Doughnuts food truck can be found cruising around town. Ristorante La Toscana, a San Rafael favorite, has undergone a major remodel. Stop by and check out the new space.





SLICE: San Anselmo recently welcomed True North Pizza to town. True North boasts a family-friendly environment, a variety of eats (the pizza recipes were purchased from the owner of Lo Coco’s, the restaurant that formerly occupied the space) and a craft beer and fine wine lounge. The restaurant features live performances on weekends. For fans of the popular Extreme Pizza, a branch of the franchise has opened in Mill Valley.

New in Town is an ongoing bulletin on new businesses throughout the Bay Area. To be considered for future listings, email [email protected].