Make Smith Leather Company Has Closed Its Store

••• Make Smith leather company has closed its shop on E. De La Guerra, choosing instead to focus on online and wholesale sales. The company will also be “offering showroom visits on a very limited appointment basis.”

••• An update from Erin, founder of Bungalo805 (“a private, members-only space created to support local families [and] a safe, fun space for your kids and an elegant, comfortable experience for adults”): she’s in the final stages of leasing a space and has launched a membership website (link above).

••• Another sexy addition to downtown’s burgeoning Arts District: Radius Commercial Real Estate’s fourth-quarter market report said that Galerie XX will soon open at 1315 State Street. According to its website, Galerie XX is “the west coast’s premier collection of 20th-century decorative arts, furniture, and artwork […] with a special focus on the works of George Nakashima, Jean Royère, Jean Prouvé, Harry Bertoia, Karl Springer, and Walter Lamb as well as sublime examples of French Art Deco.” (The XX in the name is presumably twenty in Roman numerals and not a sign that the gallery is adults-only.)

••• August 7 at the Santa Barbara Bowl: Rebelution with Steel Pulse, Denm, and DJ Mackle.

••• If you missed the last Capisce pop-up event at Clevr (2009 Chapala Street), there’s another one this Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Stationery brand Jaymes Paper will be on hand, too.

••• The city is changing the traffic flow on Anacapa Street between Haley and Gutierrez from one-way (southbound) to two-way. Or maybe it’s just proposing to make the change—I couldn’t get a good look at the sign. Update: The city is hosting a Zoom meeting about it at 5:30 p.m. today.

••• No one correctly guessed the location of last week’s Where in Santa Barbara…?, so here’s the answer: the fish mosaic is at 505 State Street, presumably dating from when Go Fish and Chips was there.

••• The Hotel Indigo on State Street (with Santo Mezcal at the base) has been rebranded as Riviera Beach House. It changed hands a couple of weeks ago.


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That’s my apartment on the left in that Anacapa picture. We haven’t seen any signs that they are changing the flow, although I would love that!

Erik Torkells

I was in the area twice yesterday, and saw signs both times. I know there’s one on Anacapa just below Gutierrez.


Yep, saw it there this morning. Says it could happen this summer when they pave. Great news :)