••• The plans submitted in advance of the February 2 meeting of the city’s Historic Landmarks Commission indicate that the “El Prado” La Quinta Inn and Suites (1601 State Street, at the northwest corner of Arrellaga) will be a Courtyard by Marriott when the construction is done.
••• A notice has been posted that on February 7 the city’s Architectural Board of Review will discuss a new four-story, 90-unit apartment building at 418 N. Milpas (extending down to Gutierrez). That includes the former La Sumida Nursery where Bob Ludwick had planned an event-space-with-food-trucks called the Greenhouse. UPDATE 2/7: Someone apparently jumped the gun on this one, and it got pushed to some later date. And in the meantime, the Greenhouse is still in the works.
••• The artist known as Rex Orange County is playing the Santa Barbara Bowl on June 1.
••• A. gave me a notecard from Terratorie with a map of Santa Barbara neighborhoods, and I suspect some of you might like it, too. A 13″ by 19″ version is also available.
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