The following is a list of businesses that were new in Marin county in January 2020
EAT & DRINK
The bilevel patio at the Marin Country Mart outpost of the New York burger restaurant Shake Shack screams Marin, but burger loyalists are sure to trip out over the chain’s crinkle fries and the Golden State Double — that’s two Angus beef patties from Richards Grassfed Beef amped up with white cheddar, pickles and smoked garlic aioli on a potato bun. Shakes include only-in-Marin flavors Mount Tam Graham, with dark chocolate chunks from Dandelion Chocolate, and a Larks-brr, replete with crispy crunchies.
A partnership with local Olympian Jonny Moseley meant a shift in Karen Goldberg’s plans for the year-old Tamalpie in Corte Madera. Moseley’s Sports & Spirits is now open in the space, with 11 TV screens, an outdoor beer garden and fire pit, bar games (including pool and shuffleboard) and food until midnight. Food includes pregame eats like wings and nachos as well as sandwiches, salads and yes, pizza.
Reopened in mid-April after an extensive remodel, Sam’s Anchor Cafe in Tiburon kept the boathouse feel with dark navy seating in the bar and restaurant, spiffy white umbrellas and deck chairs on the patio and brass inlays all around. A new roaming oyster cart is just one of the updates to the menu, which features a raw bar and Sam’s signature cioppino.
New to Mill Valley’s Miller Avenue streetscape is Cup of Joe’s at Joe’s Taco Lounge, a shiny mobile coffee cart kitted out with iced Mexican coffee, Italian espresso with Straus barista milk, and pastries from Berkeley’s Starter Bakery. Grab-and-go eats include burritos and tacos.
Helmed by mother-daughter duo Melinda and Lelani Neal, Marin Conservatory of Dance opened in Mill Valley, providing high-caliber, professional training in classical ballet loosely based on the Vaganova (Russian) method.
Curator Bonnie Powers and goldsmith Jeffrey Levin moved their home goods boutique and custom jewelry atelier to downtown Mill Valley; Poet and the Bench is now at 11 Throckmorton at El Paseo Lane.
Co-owners Susan Delurgio and Alisha Irwin’s second Marin location of San Anselmo Beach House, this one in downtown Fairfax, evokes the California lifestyle and look with clothing, jewelry, healing products, furniture and one-of-a-kind global textiles.
Design Within Reach’s new Larkspur Studio, its fourth Bay Area location, brings DWR’s accessible modern design products to the Marin Country Mart.
Body By X Skill Development & Training team Xavier Jarrell McClinton and Nadia McClinton, the duo behind Corte Madera’s Get Fit Marin, welcome instructor Viva Celso from Cirque du Soleil. Classes now include aerial dance, aerial fitness, and yoga for the airborne and the earth-bound fitness enthusiasts among us.
Defying the trend of luxury pricing for high-quality wellness products, Brandless expanded its fairly priced wellness collection, featuring organic superfood powders and gummy vitamins, non-GMO supplements, essential oils and an herbal cleanse.
Design your own custom graphics and learn woodworking techniques at San Rafael’s Board and Brush Creative Studio. Located inside Montecito Plaza, the studio provides all the tools and direction and is the work of former digital marketing specialist Stephanie Gates.
New In Town is an ongoing bulletin on new businesses throughout the Bay Area. To be considered for future listings, email [email protected].