January 16, 2023
Tag: Paseo Nuevo
The Challenge of Finding a New Owner for Paseo Nuevo
Other recent news: Residents of storm-damaged counties get a tax extension; rate structure for parklets on State Street Promenade; no word yet on when Highway 154 will reopen; why a local public-radio station is off the air; stylish revamp of a 1970s house on Conejo Road.
December 16, 2022
Highway 101 Construction in Montecito Could Start This Summer
Other recent news: Goleta residents bedeviled by airport noise; a look inside Bellosguardo; State Street building to be converted to "workforce housing"; the difficulty of turning Paseo Nuevo residential; new pop-up shop at the Well; Carpinteria makes parklets permanent and bans "formula businesses" downtown; horseback riders win Live Oak Trail court battle; Inclusive Arts Clubhouse coming to La Cumbre Plaza; Clic sibling shop in Ojai.
October 29, 2022
Rascal’s Vegan Pop-Up Has to Find a New Home
More food news: The Natural Café on State Street will close in the spring; the Dutch Garden is said to be quietly opening for lunch any day now; an epic rant about McConnell's Fine Ice Creams; the Daisy's enticing new array of condiments, dressings, and more; chicken-and-waffles chain coming to Paseo Nuevo. 6
September 9, 2022
Planned Parenthood’s Big Annual Book Sale Is Coming Up
Plus: A show of work by architects who are also artists; three Highway 101 off-ramps are due to reopen soon; Montecito Collective has expanded with a second shop; new pet-relief area at Santa Barbara Airport in the works; shoe store opening on State Street; the answer to last week's "Where in Santa Barbara...?"
August 23, 2022
The Future of Paseo Nuevo Is Unclear
Other recent news: The original Motel 6, near East Beach, charges as much as $426 per night; Santa Barbara County to install license-plate readers; Elings Park now has a free nine-hole disc golf course; monkeypox vaccine to be available at Pride events; Girls Inc. is suing a real estate brokerage and developer.
July 29, 2022
Anyone Want to Buy a Polo Field?
Plus: The likely site of Rad Power Bikes's Funk Zone showroom; some of Paseo Nuevo's owners are said to have defaulted on their debt; Loveworn's "greatest sale ever"; why a rent dispute over the Montecito Vons seems unlikely; new free tour of Santa Barbara's Old Town; the effort to get New Cuyama's L88 airport reopened; a special sandscript by John Edward Heaton.
July 14, 2022
Santa Barbara Is Getting a Professional Soccer Team
Other recent news: The Museum of Contemporary Art is closing; State Street Promenade to get more lights and regular cleaning; new fencing along freeway off-ramps popular with the homeless; Olympic figure skater bought in the Hedgerow; interim police chief Barney Melekian steps down; emergency alert system to be tested in Montecito; Ventura's 1,645-acre Mariano Rancho to be preserved. 1
June 10, 2022
Coast Village Road Will Finally Get Some Attention
Other recent news: No surprises in recent election; Havaianas now has a Santa Barbara shop; county public health director Van-Do Reynoso is stepping down; city passes moratorium on new hotels; zebra repeatedly spotted on Camino Cielo; Carly Rae Jepsen to play the Arlington. 1
April 25, 2022
Makeover Proposed for the Former Nordstrom Building
Plus: Hotel coming to the vacant lot next to Santa Cruz Market; hotel rates are now 50 percent higher than three years ago; Pacaso opposition on the Riviera; the old Victor the Florist storefront is for lease; Kismet's annex is open in Montecito's Upper Village; discounted membership for the forthcoming CycleBar. 5
April 22, 2022
A Spinning Studio Is Opening at Paseo Nuevo
Plus: Cat Power is playing the Lobero; the latest Jeff Bezos rumor; a new mobile dance class in Santa Barbara; Letter Perfect found its next home (and a new name); where Home Crush is opening in Summerland; "The Little Book of Montecito Writers." 1
I will not stand idily by why some FoxNews watching republitards continue to develop our city for their own personnel gain. These right wing racists… — SB Democrat
These rants read like troll posts. — BW
I agree with you, Nancy. They could build it in one of several styles that are different to the everywhere-already-nouveau-“Spanish” without deviating from what’s local… — BW
The building style will absolutely not age well. — BW
Nancy - agreed. I'm curious what the ABR said in the meeting about how "un-SB" looks. And a pool on site? Give me a break...… — Christine_Z28
Nancy, I agree! Why are developers/architects so intent on chipping away at the SB "look"? If they want to build random buildings that could be… — Keith
So much for consistency of the SB city architecture. The new hotel building style looks out of place and gentrified. Not saying it's a bad… — Nancy
Cat Cora = blow torch or silent partner moving on? — Christine!
Ahh yes, back when being anti-war, pro-free speech and supporting individual freedoms was a very liberal position, fast forward to today and now it's a… — Normal Person
SB Democrat, are you aware we're like 60-70% Dem here in SB, and the Democrats control a super majority in our State legislature and the… — Normal Person