Here’s the Scoop Closes 

By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   November 8, 2022

This past Monday, Halloween, Here’s the Scoop at Coast Village Plaza closed its doors, just nine months after owners Ellie and Bob Patterson sold the business to a new owner. According to an employee at the shop, the business will be closed until January, when it will reopen as a different concept. 

Rumor has it that the new concept will be a nostalgic pharmacy or drug store, complete with an ice cream counter in order to keep the “Scoops” memory alive. We’ll have more on the new concept from the owner, who wishes to remain out of the spotlight, in a future edition. 

Here’s the Scoop was a Montecito staple for nearly 18 years, offering daily house-made gelato and sorbet based on seasonal produce and flavors. The shop opened on April 2, 2004, in the lower level of the Plaza. Back then, the intoxicating scent of homemade waffle cones would waft up to Coast Village Road, luring customers down the stairs to the sunken patio. In 2017, the shop moved to the main level, attracting more foot traffic and positioned to be the go-to place for something sweet after dinner on Coast Village. 

 

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