Progress at Major Funk Zone Redevelopment

••• Freedom Boat Club is officially starting operations in Ventura. From the press release: “Freedom Boat Club, a division of Brunswick Corporation, has announced the grand opening date of its newest club located in Ventura on June 15. FBC Ventura Isle Marina is owned by husband and wife, Daniel and Jennifer Hasbrouck [….] With six Freedom Boat Club locations now operating in Southern California, members will have the ability to access almost every major harbor in the SoCal area.”

••• The big renovation project at 11 Anacapa Street is coming along. From Noozhawk in March: ““The Architectural Board of Review gave developer Ray Mahboob what appears to have been final approval with only a few minor tweaks for a major 12,000-square-foot facelift, reconstruction, and reinvention of an industrial warehouse that runs from Helena Avenue to Anapamu streets in Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone neighborhood. […] Mahboob’s commitment to maintain [the folksy] facade was a key reason his project—which, among other things, will offer trendy new restaurants selling craft beers and artisanal sausages—garnered such uncharacteristically unanimous support from the council and Planning Commission.”

••• From Caltrans: “The three Safety Roadside Rest Areas along the Central Coast are scheduled to re-open to the public on Thursday, June 11 by 9 am following a nearly three-month long closure: Highway 46 East in Shandon in San Luis Obispo County; US 101 near Camp Roberts in southern Monterey County; US 101 in Gaviota, Santa Barbara County.”

••• Surreal Virtual Reality Studios now has an outpost at Zodo’s Bowling & Beyond in Goleta, to go along with the original off State Street, which has reopened.

••• The Riviera Theatre reopens June 19 with 250 fewer seats. The good news: you’ll be able to reserve a seat. The bad news: patrons are required to wear masks.

••• Three recent sales of note: 1) 655 Coyote Road closed for $2.025 million; it was listed at $2.25 million.

2) 1570 San Leandro Lane went for $3.665 million, having started out at just under $5 million in April 2018 and dropping a few times along the way.

3) 1050 Cima Linda Lane sold for $4.294 million. It was first listed at $4.95 million in July 2018.

4) Suburban-style 792 Hot Springs Road sold for $2.63 million; it was first listed at $3.495 million.