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New Restaurant to Open, Cycling Shop Leaves

Lots of new businesses for the new year.

 

Lincoln Park

The little neighborhood tucked behind the corner of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard and Greenfield Avenue is known as Lincoln Park, and it will be getting an eating and drinking establishment thusly named. A license is pending with ABC and with a full restaurant ready to go after departed we may be enjoying another great place to wine and dine in downtown San Anselmo in the near future.

City Cycles Cycles Over to Corte Madera

San Anselmo has lost one of its bicycle shops to Corte Madera. Paradigm Cycles became last April, and their last day in downtown San Anselmo was Christmas Eve. They packed up shop after that and headed to the north end of Paradise Loop and can now be found at 13 San Clamente Drive. Today, Jan. 2, is the official ‘soft’ opening and we wish them the very best of luck in their new location.

We still have on San Anselmo Avenue in the center of town and further down the road just past the post office. (Plus and in Fairfax.) Did you know 3 Ring rents bicycles? I learned that last week and, with one of my New Year’s Resolutions to take up cycling again this year, I will definitely be checking them out.

Stucco Means Soon to Be

will have to change its name soon as the stucco is being finished this week on the exterior of the additional theater that will make it Fairfax "6." How many movies did you take in this winter holiday season? I wanted to see The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, but couldn’t mess with the holiday cheery feeling and now I am not sure that it is how I want to start the new year. Here’s to hoping it stays in theaters for a while so I can find just the right moment to see it on the big screen.

Picture Perfect

Gawain Weaver has opened up an office at 18 Greenfield Ave. (where Green Fusion used to be), which will provide conservation and consultation services for historic and fine art photographs. Conservations treatments, collection surveys, preservation, assesments, disaster response and recover and onsite evaluation are just a few of the services that will be provided along with workshops of the identification and care of photographs.

What Do You Think

What do you think of the new bakery, at 101 San Anselmo Ave.?  I personally am having a hard time (so there for I don't) purchasing $4 pastries that are burnt, quiche that is undercooked and charred at the same time, and I definitely can’t bring myself to pay $2.50 for three donut holes. The inside is absolutely beautiful, but the staff still hasn’t quite figured itself out and either the ovens need recalibration or they need a new baker. I certainly wish them the very best because we need new life down at that end of town and San Anselmo needs another great bakery. (I am a big fan of the but it could do with a face lift.) But I am not sure how it will be able to sustain itself if they keep baking the way they are.

In With Some New

There have been some . We wish all the new ventures the very best for 2012 and hope the remianing few vacancies scatered throughout the two towns will be filled in fast with just what we all need (and want!).

Happy New Year!

Jeremy McLane January 02, 2012 at 07:00 PM
Sweet life is WAY overpriced They have average criusants for 4.50, and you can go anywhere else and get the exact same thing, that may even be better. I do agree that the inside looks very nice. Their bread is also very good
Kelly Dunleavy O'Mara January 02, 2012 at 08:30 PM
The pecan pie was good.
John Ferguson January 02, 2012 at 09:13 PM
Hey, don't forget about the Bicycle Works co-op on San Anselmo Avenue at Yolanda Station. They are the only shop in town (and one of the few in the North Bay) to focus on bicycles as transportation as opposed to bikes as sporting goods or fancy toys. Jelani knows cargo bikes..
Kelly Dunleavy O'Mara January 02, 2012 at 09:28 PM
True, they offer cool classes and help too: http://patch.com/L-qwty
Aaron January 02, 2012 at 09:38 PM
Those establishments that try and rip us off will not be in business for long. Not all of us are rich here in Marin, and those that are still dont like to be over charged,,, Wake up and smell the coffee,,, (and the doughnuts).
Claire Slade January 03, 2012 at 04:53 PM
I agree Sweet Life is overpriced, they are asking Ferry Building prices in a small town. I was really hungry one day and asked for a simple salad and quiche, after 25 minutes it had not arrived, so I walked out. So with over priced food and slow service they have not got a penny out me!
Karen January 03, 2012 at 08:07 PM
I think the Sweet Life is Fab!!! The pastries are glorious and the pizza and sandwiches are wonderful. Everyone should try to support this local family establishment. Yummy coffee drinks, too.
Karen January 03, 2012 at 08:08 PM
the prices are quite in keeping with other pastries and lunch places on San Anselmo Ave except maybe the Royal Sweet.
Aaron January 04, 2012 at 10:10 AM
Maybe Sweet Life should convert to a pay what you want model like Bon Jovi's place in New Jersey. http://www.jbjsoulkitchen.org/ http://www.christianpost.com/news/jon-bon-jovi-opens-pay-what-you-want-restaurant-soul-kitchen-59133/ Or at least keep prices low till we are all addicted to what you are selling.
anne January 05, 2012 at 10:08 PM
I have been to Sweetlife three times, but so far just to purchase gifts and pastries and bread for my home. Though the chocolate bouchon was dry and lacked flavor, the pecan tart, berry scone, gingerbread, coffee cake, and the iced holiday cookies were wonderful. I am looking forward to "dining in" and enjoying a barista coffee concoction....will post more comments then.
E. Williams March 16, 2012 at 04:59 PM
I bought a loaf of the fruit and nut bread at Sweet life and found it fantastic, the crust was perfectly crunchy and the inside was soft and flavorful. I can't describe the crust, it had a flavor I love in fresh bread. I also had a chocolate chip cookie that was good, but no better than what you can get anywhere else. I do agree it was pricey, I think 6 or 7 dollars for the loaf of bread.

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