••• Uptown Lounge on upper State Street appears to have closed—it was shuttered all week, the patio is gone, and someone involved in the music programming posted online that it was done for good. The business is listed on Loopnet for $450,000, which “includes sought after Type 48 On-Sale General ABC license (no food requirement.” The immensely popular Brass Bear Uptown can’t have helped, and Lama Dog’s San Roque branch is on the horizon….
••• The Montecito Country Mart confirmed that Oat Bakery is opening in the courtyard.
••• Rodeo Room now has a private patio that seats up to 35 people, with no fee to reserve it.
••• The former Fresco Cafe space on E. Canon Perdido will be shared by two wineries, Lieu Dit and Tyler, reports Restaurant Guy. No disrespect to the wineries, but I was hoping for a restaurant, particularly given the location next to the Lobero, rather than a tasting room that closes at 6 p.m.
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