Greetings Georgi & Willow
In less than a month, 647 San Anselmo Ave. will be home to a new fashion-forward boutique. Georgi & Willow is set to open to their doors on April 15.
Inside, patrons will find a wide variety of "priced-down high-end merch...tailored specifically for the discerning 20-to-30-something crowd". The property is quite larger, melding two storefronts to offer an impressive 3,620 square footage.
If you weren't sold already, all the sale proceeds from the store will go toward supporting career assistance programs at our local chapter of Goodwill. G & W will also be offering a $10,000 grant to neighborhood-based charities working in community development. Look for the store's main window to be "decked out" with work from local artists. Kudos, Goodwill, on your new venture. San Anselmo will surely reward you for your efforts.
Living Seeds Sprouts in Nicasio
Straying a bit outside the confines of Ross Valley, Living Seeds has established itself as a new resource for the distribution and growing of open pollinated seeds. Co-founders Astrid Lindo and Matthew Hoffman are dedicated to preserving the genetic diversity of our food chain by selling Seed Collections in a variety of arrangements.
If you know anyone with some open land and a passion for the environment (and don't those two things often go hand in hand?), they'll want to check out Living Seeds. The company also hosts a Giving Seed Program, where for every ten Seed Collections sold they will donate one to a nearby school. Any business that lets me support my health, planet and local education system in a single purchase is always a welcome addition to Marin.
Raise a Glass...Or Two?
As reported on last Friday, the opening of wine bar Lincoln Park in April will be swiftly followed by the opening of La Loggia a month later.
Both are welcome additions to the lacking nightlife/drinking options for the San Anselmo crowd. I, for one, have no worries that our town can sustain two wine bars. Both will also offer food, and La Loggia will double as a Blue Bottle espresso hub in the mornings. I'm not proposing a third wine bar try to enter into the fray, but healthy competition can only benefit us, the diner.
Next time in The Scoop: the latest on vacancies and newcomers in Fair-Anselm Center and a new artist co-op on Greenfield. Have a tip? Notice a For Sale sign or a new store moving in? Email me: email@example.com.