Photo credit Nicholas Moy: Terrestra opening night October 2013 hosting Marin Magazine’s film festival party.

Terrestra, the downtown Mill Valley shop at 30 Miller Ave. that husband-and-wife owners Ray Kristof and Amy Satran have long described as a “museum store without the museum,” is moving out of its space at 30 Miller Ave. and moving the popular store to Sacramento be closer to their home in Sacramento. The shop has been in the Bay Area for 20 years, with 10 of those years at 30 Miller Avenue across the street from the Depot Plaza.

It was Bastille Day in 2013 when owners Kristof and Satran signed the lease for 30 Miller Avenue, and less than 90 days later opened their doors during the Mill Valley Film Festival. Terrestra had already been a go-to resource for many Bay Area residents since launching in 2003 in Berkeley’s fabled Gourmet Ghetto, nestled between the original Peet’s Coffee and Chez Panisse restaurant.

Fast forward to 2023, and the owners long ago moved to Sacramento where they manage Terrestra’s online business, and left the Mill Valley store in the capable hands of senior managers who’d been with the firm since its early days. But as years passed and their visits to Mill Valley grew more rare, it became obvious that moving the business closer to home made sense.

“Our webstore features all our most popular designers and many more items than our Mill Valley store. We loved having our beautiful space in Mill Valley but most of our customers are now all over the country, and we need to focus on them equally.”

The new Terrestra store will feature all the designers and displays of the Mill Valley store in twice as much space, according to the owners, and will provide an expanded web fulfillment side to serve their expanding audience.

Terrestra’s new location will be announced on their website next month. Closing day in Mill Valley is scheduled for mid-September.