"On the Avenue" Weekend Street Opening Hours Change
In response to requests by the downtown merchants, the "On the Avenue" project, which opens portions of San Anselmo Avenue for pedestrian use, will operate on Friday evenings, Saturday evenings and Sunday during the day and in the evenings. This change will allow for more convenient vehicular access to downtown stores during the daytime hours on Saturdays.
This change will only affect the closure on San Anselmo Avenue between Tamalpais and Tunstead Avenues. The closure between the Pine Street parking lot and Woodland Avenue will continue to close from Friday evenings through Sunday evenings.
We are encouraging the community to come downtown and eat, walk, shop and dine!
Additional Businesses Allowed to Open Today
The Marin County Health Department is allowing additional businesses to open today including hair salons, barbers and indoor dining at restaurants. All businesses and organizations preparing to reopen must complete a Site-Specific Protection Plan (SPP) to define how a business will reopen in a safe and clean manner for patrons and employees.
To review the most current business reopening guidelines visit Marin Recovers
Free Permits for Temporary Outdoor Uses
The Town is accepting applications for temporary outdoor dining and outdoor business activities. This allows restaurants and businesses to use outdoor spaces to resume operations in compliance with social distancing requirements imposed as a result of the COVID-19 emergency. The application may be found here. Contact Dmitriy Laptev in Building/Public Works or stop by Town Hall (upstairs) between 8:30 am to 12:00 pm Monday - Thursday. Don't forget to wear a mask.
Town To Give $13,000 to Small Business Relief Fund
The Town Council approved a matching donation of $13,000 for the San Anselmo Small Business Relief Fund. The San Anselmo Chamber of Commerce is leading a fundraising effort using the San Anselmo Community Foundation as the fiscal arm, to allow private contributions to the fundraising to be tax-deductible. The County of Marin will also contribute $13,000 towards the local fundraising goals. To donate click here.
A percentage of funds will go towards direct assistance to qualifying small businesses and a percentage will be used to provide marketing and related support to the local business community.
Apply for $1,000 Small Business Grant by July 3
San Anselmo Local Merchants including brick and mortar business such as retailers, salons, health clinics, wellness centers, martial arts, gyms, restaurants, bakeries, automotive shops, clothing, boutiques, galleries, etc. may apply for a $1,000 small business relief grant here
from the San Anselmo Small Business Relief Fund.