As we enter the holiday season, I would like to encourage community members to make a special effort this year to support our local restaurants, shops and service providers here in Mill Valley. This year, more than ever, we need to embrace what makes our community unique – the local shops, restaurants and businesses that contribute to our town’s rich character and tight-knit community.

When you eat, shop or use a local service, you are investing in our local economy. Business taxes fuel our increasingly challenged City budgets which tie directly to essential City services and programs. Local business owners and managers donate generously to our schools and local programs, and many of our business owners and workers are our neighbors and friends. We are in this together.

This year has been incredibly difficult for our local merchants, making it critical that we all do our part. We know shopping and celebrating the holidays will look different this year – when all of us have been asked to stay close to home and local businesses have had to adapt quickly to an ever-changing environment.

Our local shops and restaurants have stepped up to make shopping, dining, and receiving services a safe and smooth experience. Restaurants are offering delicious take out meals, shops have created virtual shopping tools, and gift cards are always a great option. The Mill Valley Chamber has a comprehensive shopping and dining guide spanning every sector of our local economy for you to check out here. Also – check out their Takeout Guide!

We urge you to support your local Marin businesses, especially over this critical holiday season. Keep your dollars in Marin, and let’s all show our support during this unprecedented time.

Thank you for supporting our local businesses, and from all of us at the City of Mill Valley, we wish you and your family a happy and safe holiday season!

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