New Montecito Boutique Opened by Celebrity Entrepreneur and His Wife

••• The Marcus boutique that opened recently on Coast Village Road is “owned and operated by celebrity entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis, and his wife, Bobbi Lemonis.” It’s “the 14th Marcus location across the country, and the first in California.” (According to Wikipedia, Marcus Lemonis is “currently the chairman and CEO of Camping World, Good Sam Enterprises, Gander Outdoors and The House Boardshop, in addition to being the star of The Profit, a CNBC reality show about saving small businesses.” He bought a house in Montecito in 2017.) —Montecito Journal (photo courtesy Marcus)

••• “Papyrus has announced that it plans to close all of its 254 stores across the nation. The closure could come at anytime for the La Cumbre Plaza store in Santa Barbara, according to employees.” —Noozhawk

••• The Independent summarizes the recent debate between county supervisor Das Williams and his challenger, Laura Capps. Full disclosure: I donated $250 to Capps’s campaign after hearing her talk about campaign finance reform, which I believe the county desperately needs. Example #1: Williams “accepted more than $62,000 in campaign contributions from the cannabis businesses waiting to receive their cultivation permits from the board.”

••• “Santa Barbara city officials on Thursday unveiled a plan [with two options] to build a biking and walking path along Modoc Road next to La Cumbre Junior High School.” —Noozhawk

••• The Montecito Journal ran an incorrect name and email for the resident working on a walking path map and related events: Geoff Slaff can be reached at [email protected]

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