photo by Andrew Kearns

Clean Mill Valley’s Gold Star Merchants!

Clean Mill Valley would like to single out the following local businesses for special recognition.

Everything is coming up rose petals! Residents and visitors alike can’t miss the inviting sidewalk in front of the EO Exchange Store at 84 Throckmorton at Lytton Square where the staff at EO sweep the sidewalk daily and scatter a generous portion of rose petals in front of their store. An early member of Clean Mill Valley, they didn’t need to be asked to join our group to make our town cleaner and more inviting as they were already doing that on their own. Many thanks to Sabrina Bedell, EO’s Exchange Store Manager, and Jessie Fishburn, Retail Sales Associate for their care and dedication.

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Peet's Coffee & Tea in Lytton Square deserves a gold star for their creative approach to eliminating coffee refuse and their diligence in keeping the heart of our town clean.

Store Manager Matt Borello worked with CMV’s Jill Young and the City of Mill Valley Public Works Superintendent Denise Andrews to remove the city-owned garbage can which was emptied once a day and substitute it with an attractive Peet’s-owned garbage can that their staff empties multiple times each day. This has reduced the paper products that often flowed onto our sidewalks and into our gutters. Manager Matt Borello (pictured on right), a long-time supporter of Clean Mill Valley and an early enrollee in our merchant program, is true to his commitment to keep our business establishments litter-free and welcoming. Thanks, Matt! You rock!

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Playa Restaurant recently received acknowledgement from CMV for their good care of the sidewalk in front of their restaurant. It’s a pleasure to have them as a new eatery in town.

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Joe’s Taco Lounge has also received acknowledgement from CMV for their longtime commitment to keeping their restaurant frontage litter-free. With a public bus stop close by they are cleaning more than their share.

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Thanks to these merchants for caring about Mill Valley!

What is the Mill Valley Merchant Program?

Clean Mill Valley has teamed up with Greenwood School to create a program for local merchants. Beginning in February of 2015, Greenwood School students started recruiting local merchants to participate in a program to keep Mill Valley litter-free.

When you see the Clean Mill Valley Merchant Participation decal, you’ll know that business is committed to keeping our town litter-free by picking up any litter from in front of their business and sweeping on a daily basis, as well as educating their employees about the importance of keeping litter properly disposed of.

A designated representative of the business will sign the Clean Mill Valley Merchant Pledge and students will periodically visit afterwards to ensure that pledges are being kept.

Businesses who have signed the pledge will be mentioned on this website and during the ongoing publicity campaign for this program. We hope that by encouraging our citizenry to patronize these businesses and give their support, we can motivate the merchant community as a whole to participate. Together, we can make a difference. Our children will thank you!

For additional information about the program, contact Joan Murray at 388-3614 or

Greenwood School students along with their Environmental Studies Teacher, Julie Hanft, have collaborated with Clean Mill Valley members on other projects to improve our town and its natural environment.
Greenwood 6th Grade students shown with staff at Juice Girl.
photo provided by Julie Hanft
Clockwise from Top Left: Greenwood 6th Grade students shown with Helen Russell at Equator Tea & Coffee; Richard Leland at Vintage Wine & Spirits; Paolo at Stefano’s Pizza; and EO Exchange.
photos by Julie Hanft


Clean Mill Valley is proud to acknowledge the following local merchants who have made a committment to help keep our town a beautiful and healthy place to live.

Please patronize these businesses and let them know you appreciate their efforts!

Acqua Hotel
Aerena Galleries
Alexander's Artisan Rugs
Antone's East Coast Sub Shop
AP Luxe Salon
AT&T Store
Aviator Nation
Belle Marin Aesthetic Medicine/Compass/
Body Therapeutics
Bright Antenna Records
Cafe of Life
Carmen Zeni Pilates
Chambers + Chambers
City of Mill Valley
The Club at Harbor Point
Club Evexia
CNL Native Plant Nursery
Coldwell Banker
Community Church
Corcoran Global Living
Desta Gallery
Engel & Volkers
Episcopal Church
Fernwood Cemetery
FitWise Pilates
Flour Craft
Gila Dorostkar DDS
Good Earth Natural Foods
Goodman Building Supply
Gravity Tavern
Green Door Design
Green Jeans Garden
Happy Feet
HELLO Modern Massage
Holiday Inn Express
Homestead Valley Community Assn
Intrinsic Health Chiro
J. McLaughlin
Jeneen's Skin & Body Care
Jolly King
The Junction
Kim Eagles-Smith Gallery
Lam's Kitchen
Lebus Orthodontics
Local Kitchens
Lulu Designs
Mad Dogs
Malugani Tire
Marin Conservatory of Dance
Marin Terrace
Marin Theatre Company
Martin Brothers Supply
Masters European
Mill Valley Auto Repair
Mill Valley Baking Co
MV Chamber
Mill Valley Flowers
Mill Valley Library
Millie's Crepe
Miwok Stables
Mojo Dojo Karate
Mountain Home Inn
Mt Tam Methodist
Nail Motif
North Coast Land Holdings
O'Hanlon Center
Old Firehouse School
On the Avenue Hair
Outdoor Art Club
Passion Flowers
Performing Arts Academy of Marin
Poet & The Bench
Postal Annex Mill Valley
Prevalent Projects
Proof Lab
Ralston Retreat
Redwood Credit Union
The Redwoods
Roco Dance
Sage Educators
Samurai Sushi
SF Running Co
Shelter Bay Cafe
Shoreline Coffee
Sol Food
Sotheby's Golden Gate
Strength Den
Summer House Showroom
Surf and Sand
SwanZen Spa
Tamalpais Paint
Terra Marin School
Ultimate Fitness
Upper Cervical
UPS Store
Vanguard Properties
Vogue Cleaners

Waldscraft Cottage Bakery
The Warehouse
Wink Optics
Woodlands Pet

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