Upper Village Mystery Tenant Revealed

••• The former Sotheby’s International Realty office in Montecito’s Upper Village has a new tenant: Stephanie Buyalos, who does space planning and other estate-related services. I think the business is called East Valley Design Strategies, but the website isn’t live yet. P.S. That facade sure wants another window or two….

••• Jerry Seinfeld will play the Arlington Theatre on November 11.

••• Treasured Estates is having a big estate sale in Lompoc this weekend; the merch is heavy on midcentury. The email mentioned many more sales in coming months. Join the company’s mailing list for updates.

••• From MarBorg Industries: “Curious about how our waste is managed locally? Want to learn why we use a falcon at our recycling facility? Just a fan of big trucks? Come join us for a tour! We offer tours of our C&D Recycling Facility (119 N. Quarantina) Mondays through Fridays.” Email [email protected] for more info.

••• After I posted about the building at 124 W. Cota, M. asked about the bungalow court across the street at 610-612 Bradbury Avenue. I turned once again to John Ummel of Santa Barbara Free Walking Tours, which has a new tour of that part of town. He pointed out that the city has designated the property a Structure of Merit, and project planner/architectural historian Nicole Hernandez directed me to this report about what the city calls Vallikett Bungalow Court. There isn’t much about the history, other than the four bungalows were built in 1914, with the two-story duplex in back following two years later.

••• Paseo Nuevo has a new shop called [Update: Not sure how I messed that up.] Newly opened at 31 E. Canon Perdido, next to the Lobero Theatre, is Sunkissed Pantry: “Our mission is to reduce the number of single-use, plastic products in every home by replacing them with natural reusable alternatives. Sunkissed Pantry carries everyday home essentials for the kitchen, bath and beauty, personal care items, and apparel. All our products are reusable, recyclable, compostable, and better for the planet.”

••• Commercial real estate agent Caitlin Hensel reports that Tamsen Gallery has moved into 911.5 State Street (Carrillo/Canon Perdido). It’s devoted exclusively to the work of Robert W. Firestone.

••• From the city of Santa Barbara: “Over the last several months, the Santa Barbara Police Department has installed a new siren on their police vehicles. This tone is a unique sounding siren used to alert Santa Barbara community members of a need to evacuate a specific area and sounds similar to police sirens you may hear in Europe. The siren sound is known as the ‘Hi-Lo’ tone due to the alternating quick transition ‘high’ pitch to ‘low’ pitch. […] This siren tone is not replacing any previous evacuation notification methods such as reverse 9-1-1, Everbridge text notifications, and personal door-to-door notifications. This tone is another new tool we are adding to help notify a neighborhood as soon as possible of potential danger.”

••• Yellow Bird Music, forced to move because of the replacement of the Mission Creek bridge over De La Vina, has found a new home nearby at 2600 De La Vina (Alamar/Constance).


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