What Was New in Marin in November 2017

The Makery

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The Shed


7 On Locust is no longer on Locust Avenue. Nadine Curtis, the owner and curator, has moved the boutique to the former location of Zener Schon Gallery on Sunnyside in downtown Mill Valley; 7onlocust.com.

Hudson Grace in the Marin Country Mart now has a green thumb. This purveyor of timeless goods opened a garden shop called HG The Shed, where you can buy finely curated hand tools, vintage vessels and other European-inspired garden accessories; 415.459.7400.


Two local eats have new owners: Piazza D’Angelo in Mill Valley and Waypoint Pizza in Tiburon. Father and farmer Joseph Headley is now the proud papa of Waypoint, and Luigi Petrone and Felicia Ferguson have taken the family reins at D’Angelo; piazzadangelo.com, waypointpizza.com.

Le Marais Bakery is slated to open where the popular Tony Tutto Pizza was located in Mill Valley. The French bakery and bistro plans to offer outdoor dining and expanded hours; [email protected].

Dentist Gila Dorostkar


Alchemy, the only boutique med spa and wellness center in the Bay Area, now has a new yoga studio and offers private training sessions and TRX to complete your holistic self. All under one roof in its San Rafael location; alchemymarin.com.

Dentist Gila Dorostkar has a new employee worth barking about. Aspen, a golden retriever and certified therapy dog, helps ease dental anxiety in children. Aspen is available Thursdays and Fridays, but also on request; drdorostkar.com.

Be Seen

A new talent agency based in Mill Valley, Shortlist Model and Talent, represents babies, toddlers, teens, even grandparents. They also have a real people division — so everyone gets a shot to be a model; shortlisttalent.com.

Does your company need shaping and defining? Nimble is not a new gym but a marketing and strategy firm in Marin specializing in sharpening a company’s voice; nimblesf.com.

The Makery


The Makery, located in the historic El Paseo building in downtown Mill Valley, has officially opened its doors to all crafters — novice to advanced — and is hosting group crafting classes taught by local artisans; makerymillvalley.com.

A new upscale co-working space, MindTank Work Club, was recently opened in downtown Ross by owner Sally Newson. The interior is modern and industrial, and the members are innovative entrepreneurs. Recently added meeting and event space is available to rent by the hour; mindtank.com.

Slide Ranch unveils its freshly built Farm-to-Table Teaching Center, featuring a teaching kitchen, living roof, and sheltered classrooms; slideranch.org.