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Fish Enterprise Restaurant to be Converted Into Offices

The Enterprise Fish Company, a long time seafood restaurant at 225 State Street in Santa Barbara that was shuttered by the pandemic, has been sold to new owners who plan to convert the building into office space. Lorem ipsum dolor...

New Restaurant Coming to Amazon Building

When Amazon leased the former Saks Fifth Avenue building on the corner of State and Carrillo, it reserved the space fronting State Street for a future restaurant that would be open to the public. Now, a new restaurant appears...

Planning Commission Seeks Input Via Survey

This year the Goleta Planning Commission will review their Comprehensive Plan, which dictates what ordinances they will be allowed to grant for the next ten years. In order to receive more community input, the board sent out a survey...

Shortstack Eatery Receives a Makeover

Shortstack, a local breakfast hotspot, will be undergoing construction for the remainder of the summer. Owner Paulie Jones says the main dining area will be expanded to better accommodate the large crowds that typically gather there on weekend mornings....

Council Temporarily Expands Downtown Liquor Licenses

On Monday the Santa Barbara City Council approved requests from several bars and restaurants to temporarily expand their liquor licenses to include larger outdoor areas. In previous years, the Council has denied similar requests from downtown businesses, but outdoor...

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California Announces Four Rounds of Funding For Small Businesses

California’s Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA), part of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), announced today, March 3, four new funding rounds for the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program following Governor Gavin...

Re-start Loans Available for Goleta Businesses

Goleta-based businesses are encouraged to apply for ReStart Loans up $25,000 each to provide support during the COVID-19 pandemic. The City of Goleta contributed $200,000 to support the small business loan program administered by Women's Economic Venture (WEV). Goleta ReStart...

Goleta Launches On-Line Site for Permits & Licenses

For the first time ever, you can now apply for and track permits and licenses online using the City of Goleta’s new Magnet Permit Tracking System Public Portal. The City launched the new user-friendly, intuitive Public Portal today, March...