••• Low Pigeon’s second café has closed after three months.
••• Brasil Arts Café closes next week.
••• Sushi Bar Montecito has been renamed.
••• A deal is in the works to sell Chomp on the Rocks.
••• Bar Le Côte happy hour.
••• The Bell’s folks are going to Portugal, too.
••• First look at Coast Range’s new brunch menu.
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Last week’s sales included a 1923 stone-clad cottage for 40 percent over ask; Oak Creek Canyon villa rich with European splendor; the old Arcady pool house; Pepper Hill charmer ready for a makeover; a divorcée special in the Hedgerow; successful spec renovation above San Roque; and more. See what sold—and for how much.
“Have you heard anything about 61 parking spaces being added along E. Mountain Drive near the Hot Springs trailhead? The county told a new resident that it’s using eminent domain and cutting into people’s properties.” —J. The answer.
ODDS & ENDS
••• The Santa Barbara Bowl announced six more shows, including Leon Bridges, Brandi Carlile, and Rod Stewart.
••• Victor the Florist is on the road to reopening.
••• East Anacapa Island is closed for dock construction.
••• Ken Bortolazzo and Michael Dvortcsak at Sullivan Goss.
••• Update on the mural on the former Church of Skatan building.
••• Lord Huron and First Aid Kit in Paso Robles.
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