A New Fitness Studio Is Opening Downtown

••• A Bodyrok fitness studio is coming to 761 Chapala Street (De La Guerra/Ortega): it promises “a 45-minute muscle-defining muscle-sculpting sequence of Hybrid Pilates Movements that rock your body to the core. Trainers will guide you every step of the way with attention, encouragement, and offering modifications.”

••• Thanks to LoveSB for pointing out that I got it wrong about the recent $5.1 million sale of a Hedgerow house by Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi: they actually paid $5.4 million last April (not $2.1 million in early 2020), which means they just sold the property for a loss. I don’t love the loss of face when I make a mistake, but it’s much better than running inaccurate info, so please let me know when you see something incorrect.

••• Yet another Santa Barbara hotel has changed hands: the Castillo Inn at 22 Castillo Street was purchased for $9.25 million.

••• The Italian Pottery Outlet is celebrating its 40th anniversary with “an open house with live music on April 1 at their downtown location at 929 State Street. Antipasti and Prosecco will be served to the public. To add to the occasion, the IPO is offering a 25% storewide sale and a gift-with-purchase giveaway.”

••• For reasons unknown, the Santa Ynez Inn has changed its name to The Genevieve. Maybe Genevieve and Victor (the hotel’s restaurant) are meant to be a couple?

••• Brad Paisley plays the Santa Barbara Bowl on May 21; the show is a benefit for the Unity Shoppe.

••• A dance performance worth noting: UCSB Arts & Lectures brings the Mark Morris Dance Group’s The Look of Love, set to music by Burt Bacharach, to the Granada Theatre on May 6. If you’ve never seen modern dance, this is possibly an ideal place to start.


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