Magazine article Sunset

San Anselmo: Back after Last Winter's Flood, Downtown Bustles with Energy, Gifts, and Pride

Magazine article Sunset

San Anselmo: Back after Last Winter's Flood, Downtown Bustles with Energy, Gifts, and Pride

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SAN ANSELMO CHERISHES its history. The central Marin town anchored by the russet slopes of Red Hill and the meandering path of Corte Madera Creek is known for its antiques stores and vintage clothing shops. But last winter many mementos were lost over New Year's weekend, when the creek overflowed and 4 feet of water smashed through downtown. Businesses were shuttered for months. But owners mucked out, locals donated materials, and now it's community pride that overflows on the strip. With festive white lights lining the avenue, several new on-the-pulse boutiques, and parties through the end of the year, San Anselmo today is looking ahead. Visitors will delight in browsing for unusual gifts, sampling super meals, drinking local wine--and knowing newly installed floodgates are securing this town's future.

SHOP Fleet Feet Sports Stop in to learn about local trails. INFO: 649 San Anselmo Ave.; 415/258-8190.

Sax For good deals, pop into this funky, selective consignment shop. INFO: 629 San Anselmo Ave.; 415/456-7655.

The Vintage Flamingo Fun mix of new and vintage dresses and shoes. INFO: 528 San Anselmo Ave.; 415/721-7275.

EAT Bistro 330 Locals flock here for mussels and frites, steaks, and banter from the French chefs. INFO: $$$; closed Mon; 330 San Anselmo Ave. …

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