Register now to join our interest list and receive the latest news at Mill District.

Velo badge image


Sign up to receive updates on Mill District Velo events.



Login to the Owner's portal to view updated information.

If you need to reset your password please contact us via or 707.314.0094 and we will help you out.

If you are interested in a Mill District residence and don’t have an account, please contact us at 707.314.0094 or

Inquire today
Back to Issues Back to Articles

Issue No. 43 | May 2023


Jonny Barr

Recreating a Healdsburg Tradition

Healdsburg’s next iconic restaurant will be a new concept in a familiar spot—a spot where many locals have fond memories of coming together over good food and bocce.

The newcomer, Molti Amici, will serve casual Italian fare much like the cuisine guests devoured at the last restaurant to occupy the space at 330 Healdsburg Avenue.

The new eatery, slated to open this summer, is helmed by Jonny Barr, hospitality industry veteran and former general manager of SingleThread. To run the kitchen, Barr tapped fellow SingleThread alums Sean McGaughey and Melissa Yanc, who together own and operate Quail & Condor Bakery and Troubadour Bread & Bistro across the street.

Barr said he always saw the former restaurant as a community gathering place. He hopes to recreate that vibe. “We have large shoes to fill,” said Barr, who has lived in Healdsburg since 2014. “We want the new space to be welcoming, approachable, and casual—the kind of restaurant where anybody and everybody can come and enjoy a meal.”

The name of the new restaurant practically manifests these goals; “molti amici” in Italian means “many friends.” Resurrecting a bocce league certainly will facilitate the sense of community.

As for the menus, Barr has several designs. He said Molti Amici wants to “cook without titles or boundaries.” Yes, there’ll be pizzas. Yes, there’ll be pastas. There also will be main courses that range from vegetarian-friendly to whole roasted chicken, bone-in steak for two, and a whole fish. The kids’ menu will have a basic cheese pizza, and pasta with butter and parmesan.

Barr said the cocktail program will spotlight the classics: negronis, martinis, drinks like these. He noted that the wine program will be eclectic and approachable: A healthy selection of wines from France and Italy mixed with hard-to-find options from California. “We see the wine program as something that will change over time,” said Barr, a native of upstate New York. He added that affordability is key.

Barr was gracious when asked about his experience at SingleThread, noting that the experience of working for Sonoma County’s only restaurant to receive three Michelin stars cultivated a unique sense of hospitality that will characterize the experience at Molti Amici for years to come.

“SingleThread brought us here,” he said. “Community is what keeps us here.”

Also in this Issue


Our next milestone, which should begin on the southernmost building (we call Building C) before the end of June, is a major step in the construction process that is beginning to give homeowners and passersby a good sense of what the first residences (we call Canopy) of Mill District will look like.

Read More

FEATURE Gathering Our Homeowners

Mill District welcomed homeowners to Healdsburg earlier this month for a special weekend of fun, food, and fabulousness. The weekend spanned three days in the middle of the month.

Read More

WHAT'S HAPPENING Endless Possibilities of Summer

Healdsburg may be small, but it plays large on the cultural scene. Put differently, for a town of 11,000 people, Healdsburg always seems to have a lot going on.

Read More