What Was New in Marin in May 2018


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.