September 26, 2022
Café Stella Announced a Closing Date
More food news: Lunch—and totchos—at Validation Ale; Fresco Cafe pushed back its opening a few days; Mony's introduced breakfast burritos; Matty's Hot Chicken has left the Public Market; another coffee shop stopped charging extra for non-dairy milk; Checo's taqueria opening soon in Isla Vista.
Indoor/Outdoor Heaven on the Riviera
Noteworthy new listings also include an exotic flip attempt near the Upper Village; a pair of Padaro Lane houses; brawny Mediterranean in Montecito; a makeover candidate off Picacho Lane; Coast Village California cottage; a mammoth primary bathroom; San Roque renovation; and more. 1
New Design Guidelines for Parklets on the State Street Promenade
Other recent news: Reactions to two proposed apartment complexes downtown; desalination buoys to be tested off Vandenberg; Biltmore employees headed for arbitration; the county is looking at more tiny villages for the homeless; Bennett's Toys is closing; Conan O'Brien bought in Carpinteria; looking at the candidates in November's election; new boutique in Santa Ynez. 3
Oat Bakery Is Opening a Second Location
More food news: The cafe and bar at the new Drift hotel coming to Lower State Street; Santa Barbara Hives is working on a San Roque shop (with "dry pantry"); progress on Chick-fil-A's traffic congestion; activity at two former tasting rooms in the Funk Zone; a peek inside Corazón Comedor; the Other Room in Los Olivos has opened.