Proposed Apartment Complex to Displace Elsie’s Tavern and Green Table

••• On the agenda for Wednesday’s meeting of the Historic Landmarks Commission: “Proposal to construct a new mixed-use building [at 113-117 W. De La Guerra Street] with 1,085 square feet commercial area and 23 residential units. All existing development would be demolished with the exception of the historic façade and tile roof of the W.D. Smith Building, which will be preserved.” The plan has been around for a long time, but it’s sure to raise some hackles, as it means the displacing of Elsie’s Tavern and Green Table. A rendering is below; the upper facade looks a little undercooked to me.

••• A new party supply store called Ready Set Confetti, with “everything you need for your next party including custom balloon bouquets, garlands, and arrangements,” has opened in the Coast Village shopping center that’s also home to Starbucks.

••• A couple of people have asked for an update on the trees slated to be cut down to make way for the Modoc Road bike path, so here’s the gist of an Independent story I didn’t mention back when it ran on August 31: “County planners and public works officials have agreed to delay the date for certifying the project’s environmental analysis by about two months. What was initially planned for September 13 in front of the board of supervisors will now take place in November.”

••• Yet another hotel changed hands: the Motel 6 at 5897 Calle Real in Goleta sold for $13.5 million.

••• Jake & Jones is celebrating its fifth anniversary with a party this Thursday, 5-7 p.m. “Enjoy a spritz from T.W Hollister at our flagship womenswear store at 136 E. Canon Perdido, or a slice of Revolver Pizza and a glass of Muni wine at our brand new menswear store located around the corner at 135 E. De La Guerra. Enjoy 25% off, site and store-wide, all day long on Thursday with code WEAREFIVE.”

••• The charming 1904 house at 501 E. Pedregosa Street is now $2.995 million, way down from the $4.15 million is started at in May.

••• And speaking of price cuts, here’s one for the books: 3165 Padaro Lane just got chopped by $10 million, bringing it to $55 million.

••• Even though I made the rookie mistake of going on Monday, when many studios were closed, I thoroughly enjoyed the fascinating art, people, and real estate at the Ojai Studio Artists tour this past weekend. Below: Christopher Noxon, Sylvia Raz, and Sandy Treadwell.


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