Kerfuffles

Mill Valley Residents Balk at a Subway in Their Midst

There’s been a major controversy up in Mill Valley recently over a proposal by the Subway sandwich chain to move into a space in the downtown formerly occupied by a Baskin-Robbins at 29 Miller Avenue. As Leah Garchik relays, even though the tony town has no law against formula retail (hence, Baskin-Robbins), the planning commission unanimously denied a permit application from Subway back in late February. Since then, there’s been some editorializing in the local paper in which one writer has called Mill Valley’s downtown a “shrine to gentility” and adding, “These days you’d be hard-pressed to find a quick, inexpensive meal, a comic book or a pair of tube socks in that triangle of commerce.” Don’t wealthy deserve a five-dollar foot-long now and then? We’re quite sure Willie Brown wouldn’t stand for this. [Garchik/Chron]

Mill Valley Residents Balk at a Subway in Their Midst