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Big Daddy’s arrives at The Big Yellow House.

The owner of Summerland’s The Well, a home and garden store at 2350 Lillie Ave., rented the iconic Big Yellow House, 102 Pierpont Ave. Owner Shane Brown said the new location will be called Big Daddy’s, a chain with locations in Los Angeles and Texas.

“Summerland is becoming California’s design destination,” Brown told Noozhawk.

Big Daddy’s will showcase vintage artwork, rugs and furniture inside The Big Yellow House, a three-story Victorian building that for decades housed one of the world’s most popular breakfast and lunch restaurants. most popular in the region.

The Big Yellow House was built by HL William in 1884. The house was purchased in the early 1970s by John and June Young, who painted it yellow. Today, the house is white, but its majestic and mysterious charm remains.

The new location offers ample parking and excellent visibility, Brown said.

Brown has been busy with facilities at Hope Ranch and Ojai in recent days, but expects Big Daddy’s to open smoothly in about two weeks.

The furniture industry exploded during the COVID-19 pandemic, and Summerland became the focus. The pandemic has ushered in a return to an emphasis on home living and pleasant spaces.

“People appreciate how important it is to have a place and a home that you feel comfortable in,” Brown said. “People are realizing how nice it is to be able to come home to a special, unique property. They want it to be unique. They want it to be a home.”

As for The Well, business is booming and the company, which focuses on garden supplies, will celebrate a two-year anniversary in June.

“I want people to know how very grateful I am,” Brown said.

office space

Santa Barbara’s available office space has excess inventory, with about 90 spaces available and a vacancy rate above 9% for five consecutive quarters, according to Hayes Commercial Group. Seven years ago, Santa Barbara had 45 offices available.

Among the largest spaces available are the old Nordstrom building and the Ortega building at Paseo Nuevo. The mall is expected to begin marketing Nordstrom spaces, which will consist of remodeled floor plans for larger tenants, according to Hayes. The Ortega building has been marketed for over a year.

“Given the current low demand in the market, finding tenants for these buildings will likely take a long time,” Hayes reports.

In Goleta, however, the vacancy rate is below 5% for the first time since before the pandemic and is near an all-time low, according to Hayes. Most of the occupancy comes from new lease renewals, not new businesses.

In downtown Santa Barbara, the retail vacancy rate is 14.7% between the 400 and 1300 blocks of State Street.

“This ‘showcase vacancy’ has been in the double digits for four years, which has to be accepted now as the new normal,” according to Hayes.

Figueroa Mountain Brewing wins top beer awards

Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. won medals on Thursday at the World Beer Cup, the world’s largest international beer festival.

The company won gold for its Mosaic Pale Ale and silver for its Figuerose. This is the fourth consecutive year that the brewery has been recognized.

The brewery’s total medal count is now eight after winning one bronze, three silver and two gold in previous World Beer Cup competitions, according to a press release.

Figueroa Mountain has also won 29 medals from the Great American Beer Festival, the country’s other top national competition, according to a press release.

“We couldn’t be more excited about these wins,” said Figueroa Mountain Brewmaster and Creative Director Kevin Ashford. “Ultimately, we brew our beer for our fans here in California. But being recognized by these global beer experts shows we’re doing something here.

Ashford accepted the award in Minneapolis with Jaime Dietenhofer, owner of Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

The World Beer Cup this year attracted 10,542 beers from 2,493 breweries in 57 countries. Mosaic Pale Ale won in the American-Style Pale Ale category, beating 159 other beers to be crowned the best pale ale in the world. Figuerosé competed against 147 other beers to win the silver prize. Figuerose has been renamed Santa Barbara Hibiscus Lime, according to a press release.

David Hernandez joins the Santa Maria Chamber

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David Hernández

David Hernandez is the new Hispanic Business Services and Outreach Representative at the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Hernandez will help the chamber improve engagement with Hispanic-owned businesses.

He will split his time between direct outreach to Hispanic businesses and supporting the Collaboration for Economic Development’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in expanding business services in northern Santa Barbara County, according to the chamber. .

The buffet is back in Santa Maria

The Santa Maria Golden Corral now offers its traditional self-service buffet.

The buffet and grill opened in April 2021, but due to COVID-19 mandates, the restaurant offered a modified service model where team members would serve food to customers behind the buffet.

Now, with the mandates lifted, customers can enjoy the traditional buffet experience and help themselves “endless portions”, according to a press release.

The 11,000 square foot restaurant, located at 2104 S. Bradley Road, features a modern design with a stone fireplace, contemporary decor, comfortable and varied seating options, and an all-new buffet area with an improved cutout and tiled walls that look a lot like a residential kitchen, according to a press release.

Opening of the restaurant in the old town

After announcing plans to open in January, Marisco Titas at 5892 Hollister Ave. in the old town of Goleta is now open for business.

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