Mollusk’s New Shop Is Even Cooler Than the First One

••• The 265-acre 0 More Mesa Drive property, on the market for $50 million, appears to have fallen out of escrow. Update: See BW’s comment; the listing agent told the News-Press that More Mesa was never in escrow, despite Redfin saying it was, and that “there are two prospective buyers who have put in offers on the property.”

••• The Santa Barbara Museum of Art reopens May 11.

••• I totally missed that a used record store, Paradise on State Street, opened in January. It’s on State, as one would hope, between Haley and Gutierrez. There’s also vintage clothing. (H/T Downtown Santa Barbara.)

••• Another interesting tidbit from the Hayes Commercial Group report on real estate during the first quarter of 2021: “UCSB leased 15,065 sf at 1021 Anacapa [Figueroa/Carrillo] on a 15-year term.” It’s just the latest example of local colleges moving into downtown. And if you’re interested in commercial real estate, the report is worth a read.

••• Congratulations to Leslie Ervin, who correctly identified the location of last week’s Where in Santa Barbara…?

••• Two more Santa Barbara Bowl shows have been announced: Lord Huron (September 28) and Glass Animals (October 28). Lord Huron is new to me but this duet with Allison Ponthier is entrancing.

••• I incorrectly assumed that Mollusk Surf Shop was leaving its Funk Zone space for one a block away; instead, the surf shop renewed its initial lease and added a new one next door. (Doubly wrong!) The old store is now being used for storage, and the new one is fantastic. I meant to ask if the dog musician is for sale….


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