Located just north of Highway 37 and just east of Highway 101 in Novato, Vintage Oaks Shopping Center has a couple of…More flagship stores including Costco, Target, Marshall's, Ross and Macy's Furniture. Popular restaurants include Chevy's, Pasta Pomodoro, Jennie Low's Chinese, Fresh Choice and Sushiholic. There are over 55 stores, restaurants and service shops in this shopping center, the largest in Novato. Other businesses near Vintage Oaks include a Toyota dealership, Moylan's brewpub, Staples and a theater complex.
The center, which backs up to marshland, was the subject of much civic debate before it was built in the early 1990s because it was deemed a negative influence on non-corporate businesses around the Old Town area about a mile away. But today Vintage Oaks is by far the biggest source of sales tax revenue in the city and a key attraction for shoppers from both within Novato and outside of town.
Moylan's Brewery & Restaurant 15 Rowland Way, Novato, CA94945 On the southern fringe of the Wine Country, Moylan's for many locals is the beginning of Beer Country. Nationally known…More in beer circles, the microbrewery is renowned for its big, robust and flavorful ales. Brendan Moylan, founder of Marin Brewing Co. a few miles south in Larkspur, decided in the early 1990s that he wanted a build a second brewery from scratch closer to his home. It debuted in 1995 following a knock-down, drag-out battle with community and civic leaders who were worried about having a brewery in town. Today, with more than a dozen beers on tap created by ace brewer Denise Jones and her staff, this 15-year-old brewpub delivers a perfect compliment for any meal. The menu features items such as grilled steaks, wood-fired pizza and fresh seafood, providing food that's a notch above the traditional bar fare. In Novato, Moylan's is one of a select few certified meeting places where friends or families will congregate.