••• Pura Luna Apothecary is leaving its space at 2009 Chapala for somewhere new (and yet to be announced): “The vision we have for this next space is far greater than our current shop could hold space for. We had to dream bigger and call in the next best space for the grander vision. It is now here and we are trusting this grand expansion. […] This will be our last week open in the shop and online until further notice. So please stock up now on any herbs, blends, self-care items, care packages, etc that you will need by this week. We will also be having a moving this Saturday 1/9. The sale will include some shop furniture, decor, shop items, and more.” Pictured above: owners Christin Brown and Ashe Kelly-Brown and their daughter, Quest.
••• Idyll Mercantile is closer to opening its plants-and-more shop next month. The owner, Hannah, would prefer the location not to be named here, but you’re encouraged to go find it. (Some horticultural decoration is up in the window.) A clue: she posted a glimpse of the storefront with Paseo Nuevo in the background.
••• Coming soon: Studio 4E, offering “thoughtfully curated vintage and secondhand items for purchase to help encourage sustainable shopping and bring personal style to your home. Items will be available for U.S. shipping and local pickup in Santa Barbara.”
••• On the January 8 agenda of the county’s South Board of Architectural Review is another cannabis development—it was previously discussed in March, but I didn’t mention it, so here it is now.
Request of SCS Engineers, agent for SLO Cultivation to consider Case No. 20BAR-00000-00021 for Further Conceptual to demolish three existing greenhouses of 40,700 square feet each (total of 122,100 s.f. to be removed), modify an existing 264,500 s.f. greenhouse (maintain existing height of 17’7”) to replace exterior plastic sheeting with dynaglass roof and walls, construct 58,396 s.f. greenhouse addition (maximum height of 17’17”), and construct a new, two-story 24,751 s.f. cannabis processing and administrative support building (maximum height will be 28’0”). Additional site improvements will be the development of seventy-one parking spaces (permeable surface), installation of 26,215 s.f. of ornamental landscaping, expansion of the Project Site’s stormwater detention system, and ancillary fencing, lighting, and irrigation improvements. The proposed project will require 5,570 cubic yards of cut, 1,670 cubic yards of fill and 3,900 cubic yards of export. The property is a 13.66 acre parcel zoned AG-I-10 and shown as Assessor’s Parcel Number 005-310-024 located at 3889 Foothill Road in the Carpinteria area, First Supervisorial District.
••• This area has no shortage of delightful walks, but if you’re looking for an outing a bit farther away, with walking that’s not too strenuous, I recommend La Purisima Mission State Historic Park, outside Lompoc. The buildings are closed due to Covid-19, but the grounds are open, and you can fool yourself into thinking you’re somewhere much more exotic. (Then we grabbed lunch at Industrial Eats in Solvang and took it over to the picnic tables at River View Park.)
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