Chocolate and Sweets So Good
Have you tried little shop in Red Hill Shopping Center? If not you certainly should! Named after their darling daughter, Adriana, owner Frank is an active merchant and always available on Mondays and Fridays and throughout the weekend.
There is a wonderful old-fashioned feel with a modern twist inside. Glass jars filled to the brim with licorice of every kind, Jelly Belly jelly beans, mini Gob Stoppers and more, while candies from yesteryear like Razzles and Charleston Chews overflow on lower shelves. There are also handcrafted delights like goat's milk caramels that are made from only four goats raised by a family in Vermont. Chocolates from Berkeley and Brussles overflow on tables that will tempt you at every turn around the shop and your tongue and sweet tooth will thank you for purchasing even the smallest goody.
Fill a jar with Jelly Beans, mini gob stoppers and more starting at $2.50 and bring it back for a discount the next time around. Individually wrapped candies like "Toxic Waste" a super sour candy and Gob Stoppers are only .10 cents each. The lovely staff will make up a gift basket or you can pick one up that is already made, or create your own for that perfect and always cherished hostess gift.
Some prices might seem steep, but after checking out the "competition" at Safeway where candy bars start at $1.50, the selection and prices are really quite reasonable at Adriana's. This is an incredible addition to San Anselmo and the Red Hill Shopping Center where you can take the kids for a little something or go hog wild and treat yourself to something really special.
Fairfax 5 Is Officially 6
The new addition to the is complete and ready for movies. Yesterday, I received an email from Dave Corkill of Cinema West who wrote: “We wanted to let you know that the Fairfax Theatre expansion has been completed and the 6th screen opened yesterday. It's a 130-seat auditorium featuring stadium seating with luxury high back rocking seats and digital projection and sound.” What movie will you take in, in the new digs? Congratulations Fairfax, this is wonderful and welcome news.
Great News For Good Earth
Lots of you are asking when the new Good Earth will be open and great news! The official opening for the new location and completely remodeled Good Earth on Center Boulevard across from the Fair-Anselm Plaza is scheduled for February 9. So hold on to your organicly grown hats for just a little longer and in the meantime enjoy the -- what will feel like quaint and tiny -- current location on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard. We’ll be getting a sneak peak of the new building and can’t wait to tell you all about it. No matter what it is going to be a fabulous new organic and health food grocery store to the community.
No Goodwill Here for a Potential Goodwill Store
It is my understanding that Goodwill has secured a lease for the corner of San Anselmo Avenue and Tamalpais where the Running Company and Monarch recently vacated and this humble writer does not think it will be a good thing.
We have some fantastic resale shops that provide an incredible service of high quality clothing and apparel along with a great opportunity to save money and save things from landfills. We also have the store at the other end of town located at 360 San Anselmo Avenue.
San Anselmo is looking like a ghost town with multiple vacancies up and down the avenue and throughout Red Hill Shopping Center and I do not believe that another thrift store will draw the traffic of shoppers and bring the community together to support all the local merchants in a positive way. What do you think?