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Downtown News

1515 4th Street Apartments

1515 Fourth Street Apartments 1515 Fourth Street is an apartment project in downtown San Rafael from local developer, Monahan Pacific. The project site is located at the former West America Bank site on Fourth Street between Shaver and E Street at the gateway to the West End. The mid-rise design includes 162 multifamily residential units…

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Downtown San Rafael Farmers Market launches June 1

The Downtown San Rafael Farmers Market Launches June 1st! Savor the summer farmers market! Come shop for seasonal produce and support small local businesses this Summer on Fourth Street. The Agricultural Institute of Marin (AIM) is re-launching the longstanding San Rafael Summer Farmers Market after a year off. Market dates: Thursday, June 1, 2023 –…

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Welcoming Oliver’s Pizzeria

Oliver’s Pizzeria – Carefully crafted wood-fired pizza featuring hand-mixed dough, seasonal salads, beer, wine, and curated cocktails in an intimate setting. The exposed brick and second-story location make for a unique, speakeasy-style experience. Check out their dining room and bar located above Vin Antico. Available for private events. Come join us Wednesday to Saturday, 5pm…

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Pueblo Revolt at Art Works Downtown, February Shows

Pueblo Revolt By Dillon Chitto At Art Works Downtown 2/16, 17, 18, 7pm 2/19, 2pm 2/23, 2/24, 2/25, 7pm 2/26, 2pm Pueblo Revolt explores the Pueblo Uprising through the eyes of a gay Pueblo teen, Feem, and his older brother, Ba’homa. Equally hilarious and poignant, the play weaves together history and Indigifuturism to examine queerness, family,…

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Belrose Open Auditions: Romeo & Juliet

The Belrose is seeking six actors of all ages, genders, and ethnicities for its May production of:  Romeo and Juliet: Choose Your Own Ending, by Ann Fraistat and Shawn Fraistat, (and William Shakespeare) Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare’s “star-crossed lovers”, eternally doomed by fate — or are they? In this play, indifferent fate is replaced by the audience,…

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San Rafael Institution Perry’s Deli reopens

When the Schilling family decided it was time to step away from the century-old downtown Perry’s Deli sandwich shop that patriarch Bob Schilling purchased in 1958, they approached Kaity and Roberto Galvez, owners of the four-year-old LJ’s Deli in Terra Linda, about taking it over. After an extended renovation and refresh, Perry’s Deli is now…

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Second and Fourth Street Intersection Improvements Project

Second and Fourth Street Intersection Improvements Project Description: The Second and Fourth Street Intersection Improvements Project is to redesign the corridor to improve pedestrians crossings, promote bicycle connectivity, maintain local transit navigability, and simplify vehicular movement. The City of San Rafael Department of Public Works team are working with consultants to perform outreach and redesign…

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Re-launching the Thursday Night Farmer’s Market

The Agricultural Institute of Marin, in partnership with the City of San Rafael and the San Rafael Business Improvement District, are exploring the viability of re-launching the Downtown Seasonal San Rafael Farmers Market in the evening on 4th Street in its original location between A St and Lootens. They invite you to complete this short…

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Doughnut & Beer Pairing at Pond Farm Brewing Co on February 12th

Event title: Doughnut & Beer Pairing at Pond Farm Brewing Co. Event address: 1848 4th St, San Rafael, CA 94901 Time/Date: 11 AM – 3 PM , February 12, 2023 Description: Are you ready to elevate your taste buds? Join us for a one-day beer and doughnut pairing event, brought to you by the collaboration…

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Time to Vote for the San Rafael Businesses of the Year Award!

Please join the San Rafael Chamber in celebrating our members by submitting nominations for the 2023 Business of the Year Awards. Categories are as follows: Small Business of the Year (less than 25 employees) Large Business of the Year (25 employees or more) Joe Garbarino Small Green Business of the Year (less than 25 employees) Joe…

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Downtown San Rafael Garages Free on Weekends

Free-Parking-Map 2023

Enjoy our Downtown with FREE parking on Saturdays and Sundays!  FREE WEEKEND PARKING is in the A Street and C Street Garages only, thanks to the Parking Department's pilot program started in 2019.