What Was New in Marin in May 2018

New in Town the Indie Alley, What Was New in Marin in May 2018, Marin Magazine


The Marin Writers’ Nest in Corte Madera is a new collaborative work and event space in southern Marin offering flexible and affordable co-working opportunities for writers, editors and publishing professionals; [email protected]

Downtown Fairfax welcomes a new co-working space, The Indie Alley, for anyone who works remotely, has a small business or needs a creative space outside the home. The space includes private offices, a phone booth, a wellness room, outside seating and a conference room. During off hours The Indie Alley hosts events, workshops and social gatherings open to members (at a discount) and the public. The space can also be rented for events.


Cactus Jungle, a top succulent-focused garden center for 15 years in Berkeley, has sprouted new roots in San Anselmo, opening a second store with a variety of climate-appropriate plants for the Bay Area, plus an expanded assortment of succulents.

Get Fit

Need a new place to exercise? Anytime Fitness, in Marin City’s Marin Gateway Center, is a friendly gym stocked with top-grade equipment, including cardio and strength machines and free weights, and offering functional training, classes, personal training and hydromassage.

Eat & Drink

The area’s first farm-to-table make-your-own-pizza restaurant comes to Town Center Corte Madera. Marin Pizza has thin-crust pies and gluten-free options, more than 20 fresh toppings, seasonal specialty side dishes, and a dozen-plus locally made award-winning microbrews and wines, served in the sports bar and outdoor patio dining areas.

Marin Country Mart welcomes another healthy local food option: Urban Remedy. Though small in square footage (24), this store is big on fresh, ready-toeat organic fare (salads, snacks and drinks), all produced within three miles of the Mart.

Flour Craft, Marin County’s first gluten-free bakery, opens a second store in the newly revamped Mill Valley Lumber Yard. This spot sits in the carriage house, a historic space full of light and modern farm charm. It’s added a more savory menu, plus beer and wine, but still expect the same freshly baked pastries, breads and cakes.