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Downtown Businesses Serve Up Discounts For Friday's Park on Patch

We're buying the parking meters around Depot Plaza and adjacent portions of Miller and Throckmorton from 2p.m. to 6 p.m. More than a half-dozen businesses are offering discounts during that time.

Q: What's better than free parking?
A: Discounts at stores near those free parking meters.

Mill Valley Patch turns two later this month and we're embracing our toddler-hood by paying it forward Friday afternoon.

We're by paying for dozens of parking meters downtown in and around the , including adjacent sections of Miller and Throckmorton avenues, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday afternoon. Normal two-hour parking limits still apply.

In doing so, we're hoping to encourage shopping locally, tell you about our mission and, most importantly, hear your input: comments, criticisms and suggestions. And in encouraging people to shop downtown, we've partnered with more than a half-dozen local businesses who are offering discounts during that time.

Here are the participating businesses and the discount they're offering from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. In each case, the customer must mention Mill Valley Patch or show some Patch swag we'll be giving away.

  • : 10% off purchase.
  • : 10% off purchase (excluding jewelry).
  • : 10% off purchases (excluding cafe).
  • : 10% of sales go to .
  • : 15% off purchase.
  • : $1 off deli sandwich.
  • : free dessert with entree purchase.
  • : 10% off purchase.
  • : Happy hour cocktails and treats 4-6 p.m.

So stop by and say hi to me, editor Jim Welte, and a number of local and regional Patch staff members. We'll be handing out Patch swag — bubbles, pens, magnets, water bottles, canvas shopping bags, t-shirts and more.

Just look for our green Patch T-shirts, meter covers, tents and balloons. We'll e set up outside the office. All you'll need to do is sign up for our free daily newsletter (if you haven't already) and we'll send you on your way with plenty of swag and discounts.

Do us a favor and share the news with your friends and family. Even better: tell someone who has never heard of Mill Valley Patch to come down and find out what we're all about. We'll take care of the rest.

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GAFlynn June 08, 2012 at 02:37 AM
What a great idea--thanks PATCH.
Kathleen Duich June 09, 2012 at 04:30 AM
wait, are those plastic bags going to be on every single meter in town???? I hope they are going to be reused. Or something. Thanks for your support of our merchants, that's awesome, but really... plastic bags? Tell me I'm wrong.
Jim Welte June 09, 2012 at 03:22 PM
Hi Kathleen - they're not plastic - reusable nylon. And we'll use them for other similar events for other Patch sites. Thanks!

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