Newport Academy, an adolescent treatment center, opened a Center for Families in downtown San Rafael. A combined teen education and therapy program addresses issues like substance abuse, eating disorders, depression and anxiety, with parent support groups available; newportacademy.com.
FarmHouseUrban, a hip luxury home furnishings store with a focus on tabletop, kitchen decor and home accessories, is joining the eclectic group of businesses at the Mill Valley Lumber Yard. Pieces are sourced in small quantities to keep inventory fresh. Monthly events are geared to decorating, cooking and home organizing; shopfarmhouseurban.com.
Tiburon Tavern, the signature restaurant of boutique hotel The Lodge at Tiburon, welcomes a new face in the kitchen: executive chef Annie Hongkham. Expect new, seasonal handcrafted dishes, made with locally sourced foods and ideal for meetings, weddings and events; lodgeattiburon.com/tiburon-tavern.
New to Strawberry Village Center is Parranga Taqueria & Cerveceria, a Mexican eatery featuring tacos, ensaladas and tortas. Locally sourced ingredients are used, and dishes include slow-cooked rotisserie meats along with vegan, gluten-free and vegetarian options. Communal vintage wood tables, agave wine margaritas and cervezas round out the experience; parranga.com.
Fox & Kit, the new alternative coffee shop on C Street in San Rafael, combines a specialty cafe with a custom indoor playground (with admission fees) so both parents and kiddos are happy; foxandkit.com.
The upscale coworking space in Ross, Mind Tank Work Club, opened a new spot in Larkspur Landing. Owned by Sally Newson, it offers the convenience of nearby ferry access and freeway access and numerous lunch options at Marin Country Mart; mindtank.com.