A special promotion from the City of Mill Valley and the Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce.
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Your Miller Avenue Shopping and Entertainment Guide is here!

Community support and spirit is especially strong during the holidays, and we would like to encourage everyone to show your support for our area businesses this holiday season by doing all of your holiday shopping right here in Mill Valley. 

Construction on the Miller Avenue Streetscape Project has been tough on businesses, especially those on Miller Avenue and its adjacent streets. These local businesses are a part of what makes Mill Valley great, so please do your part to help them out as we continue work on this important project.

We hope this guide will help you discover (or rediscover) some of the great shops, stores, restaurants and entertainment venues in the area. We hope you find something for everyone on your list - whether it is by taking a trip down to Miller Avenue and exploring in person, or by perusing their websites and cyber-shopping, please shop Miller Avenue today!
Who Doesn't Love Shoes?
 
Soles 384 - An Artisan Shoe Store in Mill Valley

"We are dedicated to bringing a down to earth, high quality mix of footwear with a handcrafted look and feel to our community. We have been serving Mill Valley for 51/2 years."

Owners are Terry Anderson, co-founder of Rocket Dog shoes and Eliza Perez previous owner of Epithania shoes in Petaluma.

Soles 384 is located at 384 Miller Avenue.

Phone: (415) 388-8728

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Create Your Own Perfect Gift!

Beads of Marin:  A Unique Space for Unique Beads 
We serve the community with honesty and integrity, offering a place for all to come and be welcomed, learn and create in a friendly environment that is supportive and encourages creativity.

Beads of Marin is located at 8 Locust Ave.

(415) 381-4364

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For the Tea Lover in Your Life:

In Coffee-Centric Mill Valley, TeaFountain's Benecke is a Fount of Wisdom
Hamburg native has built a stalwart business on Miller Avenue that is diversified enough to withstand the ebbs and flows of traditional retail. 

TeaFountain: 300 Gourmet Teas since 1975. Family-owned for more than 30 years in Marin County.  Thank you for your continued patronage. HAPPY HOLIDAY wishes from the TeaFountain.

The TeaFountain is located at 363 Miller Avenue.

Phone: (415) 381-7100

Mention this ad and receive a 10% Discount on all merchandise during the month of December. 

For the Out-of-the-Box Person in Your Life:

Discover B oho-chic, Rock-n-roll Spirit at 7 on Locust
7 on Locust is a boutique in the new Miller Street Design District of Mill Valley celebrating unique lifestyle products, clothing, jewelry, and home decor.

7 on Locust is located at 7 Locust Avenue.

Mention you saw this ad and get a 10% discount when you shop at 7 on Locust.

For the Kids:

Toy Story: Mill Valley's ToyHouse Nears 6th Anniversary
Nearly six years ago, Kristen House took the leap of a lifetime, opening a local toy store that sought to keep Mill Valley families shopping locally.

ToyHouse is located at 515 Miller Avenue.

Phone: (415) 381-4869
Hosting Visiting Friends and Family? Introduce them to the "Real" Mill Valley: 

The Mill Valley Coffee Shop Stands the Test of Time
"We take pride in the food that we make here, as well as our friendly service and the community atmosphere," says Phil Adams. "No matter where you travel, this is a unique, old-fashioned cafe that you just can't find much of anymore."

The Mill Valley Coffee Shop is located at 4 Locust Avenue.

Phone: (415) 388-6958

For the Sushi Lover In Your Life: 

Brian Kim's Samurai Sushi Has Hit Its Stride
It's safe to say that Samurai Japanese restaurant owner Brian Kim had an anxious start when he took over the business at 425 Miller Avenue in February 2012.

For starters, it was Kim's first time running his own restaurant. It was in a town that was new to the Berkeley native, in the space and under the moniker of Mill Valley's first-ever sushi restaurant, one that had a devoted following for more than three decades. 

Samurai Shushi is located at 425 Miller Ave.

Phone: (415) 381-3680

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It's Always a Great Night for Pizza! 

It's All About the Dough at Tamalpie! 
We're a family friendly pizzeria and bar, with fresh California food inspired by Italy. Food is always rich and incredibly light, wines are carefully curated and cocktails are hand crafted.  

Tamalpie Pizza is located at 477 Miller Avenue.

Phone: (415) 388-7437

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For the Cook: 

Whole Foods: The Highest Quality Natural and Organic Products Available

We seek out the finest natural and organic foods available, maintain the strictest quality standards in the industry, and have an unshakeable commitment to sustainable agriculture. Add to that the excitement and fun we bring to shopping for groceries, and you start to get a sense of what we're all about. We've proudly served the Mill Valley community since 1992!

Whole Foods is located at 4i4 Miller Avenue.


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For the Eco-Friendly Friend and Your Floral Needs:

Ambatalia and Bloomingayles Come Full Circle at Mill Valley Lumber Yard
Years after opening (and closing) their respective stores in Mill Valley, a sustainable fabric maker and floral designer set up shop on historic downtown property.

Ambatalia and Bloomingayles are located at 129 Miller Avenue.

Ambatalia's phone: (415) 259-9582

Bloomingayles' phone: (415) 298-4047

Get Fit, Stay Fit:

Internal Fire Pilates Launches First Friday 'Social Club'
Internal Fire Pilates founder Sharon Gallagher-Rivera has come up with a unique way to end the first week of the month by combining a circuit class with a mini happy hour-esque celebration. She says the "new and highly addictive, hour-long workout class, held on the first Friday of every month at 4pm at her Miller Ave. studio, "allows participants to experience the  Reformer, the  Wunda Chair and the  Tower Apparatus through the expert lens of a different instructor stationed at each apparatus."

Internal Fire Pilates is at  457 Miller Ave.
 
Phone: (415) 360-3008

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For the Budding Bookworm:

Nine Years on, Sage Educators' Mill Valley Roots Run Deep
Launching your own business for the first time is always the leap of a lifetime. For middle school sweethearts William and Jaime Heaps, it was much more than that. The couple opened their Sage Educators tutoring and test prep business at 333 Miller Avenue in August 2007, just one month after they'd moved here from the Washington, DC area. In doing so, they leased a seemingly massive, 2,100-square-foot office space, and crossed their fingers.

Sage Educators is at 333 Miller Ave #1.

Phone: (415) 388-7243

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Art Abounds on Miller & Locust Avenues

MV Design District Gets in on First Tuesday Artwalk

The  Mill Valley Arts Commission's vaunted  First Tuesday Artwalk has long been a downtown-centric affair, but the confluence of art- and design-oriented business on and around Miller Avenue is looking to change that, providing a link between downtown and the exhibits at the  Mill Valley Community Center.


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Events
For the Amazing Woman In Your Life:

Poet and/the Bench Hosts Jill Valle's 'I Am a Woman Who...' Portrait Sessions - Dec. 10-11
In the year since they opened their Poet and/the Bench lifestyle store, jewelry atelier and art gallery on Locust Avenue, Jeffrey Levin and Bonnie Powers have crisply established their space as a hub of creative energy. Their next event certainly fits that mold.

On Dec. 10-11, Poet and/the Bench is hosting therapist, artist and educator Jill Valle's "I Am a Woman Who" campaign, which uses photography and confessional writing and seeks to "explore the threads that connect women to other women in the world, no matter what their backgrounds or experiences."

Poet and/the Bench is located at 10E Locust Ave.

Phone: 415-569-4383


Treat Your Family & Friends with a Trip to the Theater!

Marin Theatre Company Presents: Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley

A Charming Holiday Romance That Continues Jane Austen's Legacy. Get Tickets!

Begins Thanksgiving weekend, Friday, November 25, through December 18.

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And Even More Theater!

Conservatory Theatre Ensemble* @ Tamalpais High School Presents: The Prince and the Pauper

Just in time for the holidays, join us for a classic tale from the beloved canon of Mark Twain. The story is about a poor boy and a lonely young prince who exchange identities that produce entertaining situations as they gain new perspectives on their lives in Merry Old Tudor England. 

Begins Tuesday, November 29, through December 3.

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Bring a Friend and Take a Stroll on Miller Ave to check out the...

MV Chamber Sidewalk Sales
November 25, 26 & 27
December 4, 5 & 6 (Winterfest)

Many Miller Avenue businesses participate in our Sidewalk Sales. These include: All Wrapped Up, 7 on Locust, Bloomingayles, Guideboat Co., and Sprout San Francisco. Check out the great deals!

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Shopping Logistics
Miller Avenue Businesses Map

Are you in search of...

  • Food, Drink and Hospitality
  • Arts and Entertainment
  • Health and Wellness
  • Fashion and Beauty 
  • Kids, Pets, Seniors and Family
  • Recreation
  • Professional Services
  • House, Home and Auto
Miller Ave has it all! Check out the map (print it out and take it with you!) to find whatever you are looking for!

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Miller Avenue Traffic & Parking

Where can I park? 
Click here for the Miller Avenue Online Parking Map - A map of alternative parking spaces during the Miller Avenue Streetscape Project. 

For how long? Most spots in the Main Street area are 2-hour parking spots. Click here for a map. If you can't find street parking, you can park in the City lot (411 Miller) or across the street in the front section of the Whole Foods parking lot.

Also, many Miller Avenue businesses have their own private lots and welcome customers to park there. If you are not sure, call ahead and get their recommendation on where to park.

What if I need more time? We re-striped Miller Avenue between Willow Street and Millwood Avenue to create temporary parking during construction. The new parking is unregulated (no time limit), but overnight parking is prohibited.  Additional unrestricted parking is also available near Reed Street.

Isn't the construction making traffic terrible?
We have had some slow-downs here and there, but by all accounts, traffic on Miller Avenue has been fine. Please drive slowly through the construction zones and be sure to watch out for pedestrians.
Thank You for your Patience During Construction

We would like to send out a special thank you to the Mill Valley community for your continued patience during construction.  We are  making every effort to mitigate impacts during construction and appreciate your  support of the Miller Avenue businesses!

Would you like to be featured in the next Holiday Guide?

We are planning to send out one more guide before Christmas Day. Interested businesses - send an email to Becky Murray, Administrative Assistant, at bmurray@cityofmillvalley.org.

Happy Thanksgiving!