“It’s exciting to get to the point,” says Goldberg, who designed the original concept for Playa and spearheaded its eventual approval by the Planning Commission in 2014. “When I sold Playa, I decided to stay with my brand of Tamalpie, which is more family friendly and casual. It’s all things for all people that feels like your right at home.”
Goldberg says that because the Corte Madera is so much larger than the Miller Ave. space, multiple pizza ovens and a large grill will allow her to offer a wider range of food, while maintaining the staple of local favorites. Two outdoor patios with fire pits – and the aforementioned long bar – allow for plenty of pre- and post-dinner gathering, she says.
The Commission’s hearing drew a number of Tamalpie’s neighbors to express concerns about noise, but City staff recommended that noise issues can be dealt with by applying conditions of approval such as requiring signage imploring patrons to keep noise down. The Commission agreed.
“I appreciate and understand the concerns about noise, but this is a commercial area that is going to generate noise – that is part of having a vibrant town,” Commissioner Urban Carmel said at the hearing.
The 411: Tamalpie opens at 55 Tamal Vista Blvd. on May 14. A private dining room will open later this year at its 477 Miller Ave. location later this year. MORE INFO. Here are photos of the 30-foot-long bar and the outdoor seating area at the new Tamalpie in Corte Madera: