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Ethan Allen Closing After 25 Years in Mill Valley

Home furnishings company, which is based in Connecticut and has 300 stores across the U.S., will shut down its design center on Redwood Hwy. in Strawberry at the end of March.

Tucked into the northern edge of the frontage road along Hwy. 101 in Strawberry, the Ethan Allen Design Center has been one of Mill Valley's most visible businesses for more than two decades. That will change at the end of March, when the home furnishings store will close, according to company officials.

Ethan Allen opened its Mill Valley location in 1988. Company spokesperson November Rawlings declined to comment on the reason for the closure but hinted at consolidation in directing customers to the company's design center in San Mateo.

"The chamber always values businesses that have been in Mill Valley for a long time, particularly those that have been here for 25 years like Ethan Allen," Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Daniel Escalzo said. "I wish they would stay."

The store is holding a closing sale through the end of March.

Cassidy Turley is the commercial real estate firm looking to fill the space at 1060 Redwood Highway. The space encompasses nearly 30,000 square feet, half of which is storefront on the ground floor and the other half basement storage.

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Steven Carry February 22, 2013 at 10:24 PM
Does anyone remember what previous business was in Ethan Allen's location ?
415 Style February 23, 2013 at 01:25 AM
Well, I remember being at Ethan Allen when I was quite young... maybe it was another furniture store, but this was in the 70's. Dunno.
Rico February 23, 2013 at 01:55 AM
Estevon, Good question, that is a very out of the way location, so my guess is nothing was there before. Great to see you posting on the Patch, I havent seen you since the original Marin Nostagia Forums. Now it's a Facebook thing, what a shame. Maybe you could start a new blog on the Patch about Marin nostalgia and history, whadduya think ?
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