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City Proposes Terminating COVID-19 Urgency Ordinance and the Outdoor Business Program It Spawned – MV Chamber, Business Owners Seek Compromise at Aug. 2nd Council Meeting

City Proposes Terminating COVID-19 Urgency Ordinance and the Outdoor Business Program It Spawned – MV Chamber, Business Owners Seek Compromise at Aug. 2nd Council Meeting

At its August 2nd City Council meeting, the City is proposing to terminate the urgency ordinance it passed in the early days of the coronavirus outbreak on Nov. 30, as well as the outdoor business program it created that has been a lifeline for dozens of businesses across myriad industry sectors. Many popular, outdoor features that have blossomed amidst the pandemic would go away at the end of November.

Nick Brown & Friends to Perform, StretchLab Serves Up Free Demo Stretches, and Food, Drink & Shopping Abound @ Miller Closure – July 31-Aug. 1

Nick Brown & Friends to Perform, StretchLab Serves Up Free Demo Stretches, and Food, Drink & Shopping Abound @ Miller Closure – July 31-Aug. 1

For this weekend’s Miller Closure, here’s your Saturday afternoon program, in no particular order: eat a bunch at your eatery of choice (12pm Sat. thru Sunday early evening), see our friends at StretchLab’s free demonstration stretches (1-4pm), shake your tail feather to the sounds of Nick Brown & Friends (6-8pm) on the plaza and do as much shopping, strolling and smiling as possible.

Mutual Admiration Society: Watershed Restaurant Hails Local Trio’s Unrelenting Support Through Pandemic

Mutual Admiration Society: Watershed Restaurant Hails Local Trio’s Unrelenting Support Through Pandemic

Throughout the pandemic, restaurant owners have had no shortage of reasons to huddle up and plan for the ever-changing road ahead, from the consistent upheaval of mask requirements, indoor (and then outdoor) dining prohibitions, how to manage the massive spike in takeout and delivery business and much more. And then there were less stressful yet still important decisions to be made to be made by Watershed owner Ged Robertson, chef-partner Kyle Swain and their team.

Bay Area Bars and Restaurants Start Requiring Proof of Vaccination

Bay Area Bars and Restaurants Start Requiring Proof of Vaccination

If Marin County Public Health Officer Dr. Matt Willis’ decision to lock arms with six of his fellow Bay Area counties to strongly recommend everyone wear a mask in indoor settings wasn’t enough of a reminder that we’re far from out of the COVID-19 woods, there’s plenty more. Willis’ agency last week reported the first COVID-19 death of a county resident since mid-May…

Seat of Power: ‘Mapping MV History’ Explores the Archives of City Hall at 26 Corte Madera Avenue

Seat of Power: ‘Mapping MV History’ Explores the Archives of City Hall at 26 Corte Madera Avenue

Have you ever found yourself looking at a building downtown, admired its architecture and wondered what it looked like in the past? What businesses were there before? Mapping Mill Valley History is a new project that invites you to tour familiar streets and buildings and see how they have evolved over the years. It’s a collaboration between the Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce and the treasure trove that is the Mill Valley Public Library‘s Lucretia Little History Room.

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MV Chamber Mural

The Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center is located in the historic Depot building, right on the downtown Plaza. Painting courtesy of Linda Rosso Studio.

Nestled at the foot of Mount Tamalpais and extending to the marshland surrounding Richardson Bay, Mill Valley has the charm of a small European village that’s an equal draw for hikers and runners, musicians and artists, foodies and fashionistas, and moms and dads with strollers. 

Its close proximity to San Francisco enables visitors enjoy the bustle of the city and the beauty of Marin County. Just minutes away are Muir Woods National Monument and Golden Gate National Recreation Area, which attract vacationers from around the world. Outdoor enthusiasts find plenty to do in Mill Valley, and staying in Mill Valley provides the perfect jumping off spot for day trips to the Point Reyes National Seashore, West Marin and the Sonoma and Napa wine country.

Mill Valley hosts a range of cultural activities such as the internationally recognized Mill Valley Film Festival, which brings in leading filmmakers and movie aficionados from across the country. Locals throughout the Bay Area come for the annual events, including Wine & Gourmet Food Tasting, the Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival and Winterfest. They also enjoy Mill Valley’s nightlife, with live theatre, music and comic venues, where famous guest artists are known to “drop in” for an evening to entertain.

Mill Valley’s vibrant business districts offer a variety of shopping delights, from one-of-a-kind boutique clothing shops, salons and yoga studios to pet stores. Mill Valley has the best selection of restaurants per square mile in Marin — you can find everything from top-rated chops, to local craft beer, artisan coffee, handmade pizzas, freshly baked bread, gourmet burgers and more!

Whether you plan to enjoy Mill Valley for an afternoon, a weekend or a lifetime, its small-town ambiance, unique cultural activities and lush natural scenery are sure to delight your senses.