The following is a list of businesses that were new in Marin county in January 2020
EAT & DRINK
In a refurbished 110-year-old building on the edge of Fairfax, owners and San Anselmo residents Brian and Lori Bruckner opened The Lodge, a pre- and post-ride hangout (they also own S.F.’s Big Swingin’ Cycles) and bighearted eatery offering breakfast burritos, coffee in campfire mugs and designed-for- big-appetites share plates with Lodge tots and slaw.
At The Hub in San Anselmo’s Red Hill Shopping Center, owners Pic Walker and Gerry Bugas kept the erstwhile Farm Burger’s high-quality burgers, local farm love, and small-production wines and beers that defined that place but reimagined the menu to include plenty of hearty salads and sides as well as shakes and soft-serve from Straus Organic. Look for late hours on Drake home-game nights this fall.
Rustic Bakery pastry chef Laura McIntyre has created six elegant cakes ideal for celebrations, available in sizes to feed up to 16 and for pickup at all Marin locations. Drizzled with chocolate glaze and larded with candied hazelnut butter, Ooh La La will thrill chocolate lovers, while Touch of Gold gleams as only a cake finished with vanilla buttercream and gold leaf can.
Construction has begun on a parklet in front of Larkspur’s Lark Theater. To be called the Gilardi Marquee Terrace, the extension has outdoor seating so moviegoers can enjoy coffee, popcorn or snacks from the theater’s concession stand before or after a flick.
Aiming to help people have and maintain successful relationships, Bertina Cannizzaro, M.S.,
opened Proactive Relationships in Mill Valley. She will offer premarital and relationship
educational consultations, trainings, seminars and lectures to help clients build spiritual and
emotional strength and minimize relationship conflict.
In downtown San Rafael, Leon Chen opened Marin Family Spa in June. Deep-tissue and
Swedish massage and foot reflexology are available, and acupuncture will soon be too.
Though it has no storefront, Sausalito’s HellaID has brought the standard medical ID bracelet to
a new level. Made of premium materials and laser engraved, the bands slide onto a watch,
wearable wristband or necklace, ensuring your personal medical information is immediately
accessible. Exclusively available at George stores (including Larkspur) and Sofia in Mill Valley.
Drawing on kids’ interest levels and tailoring the curriculum to each group, Angela Solberg Kay
provides STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) learning for ages 18 months to 4
years at her new home day care program in Larkspur, TynkerTots.
Christina, now reformed, once believed that mixing alcohol and coffee was a crime. A long-time BayArea food writer, she hails from the Other Coast and has spent way too much time in South America and Europe. She discovered her talent as a wordsmith in college and her love of all things epicurean in grad school. When she is not drinking wine by a fire, she is known to craft excellent edibles and spend time with her extended family.