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!

13 Bernard Salon
7 on Locust
9 Corners Functional Medicine
Alain Pinel Realtors
All Wrapped Up
Avatar Burritos
Bank of America - Throckmorton
Bank of America - Blithedale
Bank of Marin
Bank of West
Benefit Cosmetics
Boo Koo Restaurant
Bootjack Wood Fired
Bradley Real Estate
Bungalow 44
Chevron - Strawberry
Chevron Car Wash - Strawberry
Christopher Salon/Home
Club 9 Cryo Lounge
Coldwell Banker Real Estate - Downtown
Come Clean Laundromat
Diamonds in the Rough
Eileen Fisher
Endurance Performance
EO Exchange
Equator Coffee & Tea
Evo Spa
Extreme Pizza
Famous for Our Look
Fingers & Toes Nail Salon
First Republic Bank
Framing Dragon
French Laundry and Cleaners
Hair N Joy
Harmony Restaurant
Internal Fire Pilates
IPC Real Estate
Iron Lion Gym
Jiffy Lube
Joe’s Taco Lounge
Juice Girl
Julie Tuton Boutique
Kanya Thai Massage
Kitchen Sunnyside
Kress Jack at Home
La Ginestra
LF - Women's Clothing Store
Liberty Salon
Marin Auto Works
Marin Optometry
Markoff Fullerton Architects
Mike’s Camera
Mill Valley French Laundry
Mill Valley Inn
Mill Valley Lumber
Mill Valley Market
Mill Valley Music
Mill Valley Pet Clinic
Mill Valley Podiatry
Millwood Place Salon
Milvali Salon
Moss & Daughters
Mt. Carmel Shop
Mt. Tam Dog Store
Norman Morgan Jewelers
On the Avenue
Once Around
OXB Studio
Pacific Union Real Estate Miller
Pearl’s Phat Burgers
Peck Stanton Hockett Insurance Agency
Piazza D’Angelo
Pizza Antica
Prabh Indian Kitchen
Pro Nails
Quality Cleaners
RAM Printers
Revery Salon
Rite Aid
Robert Green Fine Arts
Room Gallery
Russ' Barbershop
Salon Maddison
Seager Gallery
Shineology Car Wash
Sienna Rose
Sloat Garden Center
Sofia Jewelery
Sonnen Porsche
Spot Pet Care
Sprout Baby Store
Starbucks - Blithedale
State Farm Insurance
Strawberry Dental
Studio Velo
Summer House II
Sunnyside Kitchen
Super Duper Burgers
Sweetwater Music Hall
Tam Bikes
Tamalpie Pizzeria
Tammy’s Haircare
Tea Fountain
Terra Kids
The Depot
The Goods
The Spanish Table
The Store
Think Clean Cleaners
Throckmorton Theater
Tony Tutto Pizza
Two Neat
Union Bank
Urban Remedy
US Bank - Blithedale
Vasco Restaurant
Vintage Wines
Weathered Nest

Wells Fargo - Downtown
Westamerica Bank - Downtown
Whole Foods Market
WIGT Printing
Workshop Salon
Zener Schon Gallery

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