••• Montecito is getting a Jewish-Italian delicatessen.
••• Sneak peeks of dishes at Local, coming soon to Coast Village Road (photo by chef Jonny McDermott)
••• The Cliff Room finally reopened.
••• The Plaza Deli is for sale.
••• “Mediterranean street kitchen” called Mezze Santa Barbara opening downtown.
••• Los Agaves spinoff opening near Whole Foods.
••• Casa Comal Mexican restaurant soft-opened on State Street.
••• XO Santa Barbara introduced breakfast service.
••• Vons Chicken and Rockin’ Yogurt have closed.
••• Fess Parker Winery renovated its Los Olivos tasting room.
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As many as 10 new hotels are in the works in Santa Barbara, with more than 500 new rooms, and many existing properties are undergoing significant changes.
What sold last week—and for how much: Montecito compound for $14.5 million, doubling value in a year; a stylish specimen in Hope Ranch; a Hedgerow cutie that went for $3.2 million more than two years ago; a Mesa property for $550,000 over ask; a townhouse for $4.525 million; a 1925 stone house on the Riviera initially listed by the owner; and more.
ODDS & ENDS
••• Flagship jewelry shop opening on State Street.
••• The latest De La Guerra Plaza makeover plans (and the city is standing firm about no lawn).
••• Home Crush to join the lineup of Summerland home stores.
••• Celebrating the Great American Songbook at the Lobero.
••• A new Napa Valley hotel from Auberge Resorts.
••• Update on the Lower Mission Creek Flood Control Project.
••• What’s showing at Maune Contemporary and Marcia Burtt Gallery.
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