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“No plans in the city this weekend? Head over the Golden Gate for some good old eating and shopping–but with a new spin….The centerpiece is a sofa lined with stunning shibori pillows from CCMG ($75 to $125), designed by two Bay Area artists. Novato-based Winston’s handmade leather wallets ($65 to $105) make great Dad’s Day gifts. And Parallel Print Shop’s Notions ” Read morePureWow

 

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“We already have a soft spot for indie-design collectives, but the idea behind the Marin pop-up retail space THE GARAGE takes it to another level.” Read more Read more Refinery 29

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“The Bay Area has long been known as a breeding ground for innovative ideas, and this weekend’s opening of The Garage in Fairfax brings that out-of-the-box thinking to retail. When Fairfax dwellers Krissy Teegerstorm and Michele Schwartz noticed that the 1960s auto garage on Sir Francis Drake had been vacant for more than a year, they saw a golden opportunity. As artisans, they are always looking for new outlets to sell their wares, and this charming old-school shop appeared to be the perfect venue to do just that. And it could also be a space to promote other local designers looking to do the same.” Read more 7 x 7

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“In 1939 it was Hewlett-Packard in a Palo Alto garage. In 1976 it was Apple in a Cupertino garage. In 1998 it was Google in a Menlo Park garage. But this Saturday, April 27, in downtown Fairfax, ten collaborators hope that another garage may give rise to yet another successful business . . . or businesses.” Read more in the SanAnselmo-Fairfax Patch

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“Mike Hazel of Hazel Construction had no idea what he was about to uncover.

Hazel, a local resident for the past 37 years, has worked on a number of commercial projects in the Ross Valley and around Marin, having rebuilt 19 Broadway after the fire three years ago. His latest undertaking is at 31 Bolinas Road. In removing the façade of the building, he uncovered an old “Garage” sign that dates back to the 1920s at best guess…

“I am getting about 4 calls a day,” he says. “Everyone wants to know what’s going to happen with the sign.”

A new local art and retail center called The Garage, scheduled to open April 27 at 2000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd in Fairfax, has requested the sign. Hazel says the sign will go to The Garage providing it survives removal.”
Read more in the SanAnselmo-Fairfax Patch