Scenes from the first night of the #MillerTakeover in downtown Mill Valley. Photos by Gary Ferber.

You know that feeling when you throw a party and have those anxious moments early in evening, crossing your fingers that people actually show up?

Yea, that feeling didn’t last very long Friday night in downtown Mill Valley.

Mill Valley residents and guests made clear that their appetite for al fresco dining and shopping options is robust and passionate, turning out in droves for the #MillerTakeover, a Slow Streets-styled closure of Miller Avenue between Throckmorton and Sunnyside avenues from Friday, July 10 at 4pm through Sunday, July 12 at 9pm.

The event featured Piazza D’AngeloUrban Remedy and Gravity Tavern serving food at tables and chairs in the street and retailers like The Goods invited to set up racks on the sidewalk as part of an outdoor market.
​In recent weeks, particularly with the extremely short-lived return of indoor dining, restaurants have been incredibly creative in turning outdoor public and private spaces into hubs for al fresco dining, with a heavy dose of support from the City of Mill Valley and the Mill Valley Chamber in creating an urgency-minded road map for using that outdoor space.

There will be live music from Mill Valley’s own Michael White on Saturday evening, with more surprises on the way.

We hope this will be the first of many Miller Ave. Takeovers throughout the summer and fall.

Want to know about all the other outdoor dining and takeout/delivery options throughout Mill Valley? HERE THEY ARE.

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