Tag archives: closures

Upcoming Road Closures
By Sharon Byrne   |   March 17, 2022

After a water main break this Tuesday, March 15, in the Bike Lane of North Jameson Lane at Loureyro Road, there was a lane closure set up at this location for most of the day. Here are some of the other road closures to be aware of:  Wednesday to Friday, March 16-18; 600 – 663 […]

Cava on Coast Village Road to Close
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   September 21, 2021

After 24 years of serving up elevated, authentic Mexican food on Coast Village Road, Cava Restaurant & Bar closed its doors on Wednesday, September 15.  “It’s certainly sad to see this wonderful chapter close, but we are absolutely making the right call,” said owner Carlos Lopez-Hollis. “There is virtue in decisiveness with a difficult but […]

Read ‘N Post Closes
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   May 6, 2021

Jan Hendrickson, longtime owner-manager of Read ‘N Post in Montecito, was honored by staff members and friends during the store’s last day on Saturday, April 24. Jan was presented with two books of pictures and handwritten messages from dozens of customers and others, created by Read ‘N Post staff member Carol Finston. The beloved store […]

Last Days at Read ‘N Post
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   April 29, 2021

Read ‘N Post at Montecito Country Mart will host an informal all-day “final fling” this Saturday, April 24, with free light refreshments and “a chance for us to say ‘thank you and best wishes always’ to our customers and friends,” said Jan Hendrickson, principal owner of the beloved shop. “Read ‘N Post has had more […]

Read ‘N Post Says Goodbye
By Joanne Calitri   |   April 15, 2021

For 35 years, Read ‘N Post (RnP) has been our town’s local meeting spot for posting your mail and packages, finding the perfect card for any occasion, stationary supplies, and the largest ongoing racks of real glossy high-end magazines from around the world. Due to unforeseen expenses incurred from our over one-year lockdown and other […]

101 Freeway Construction Holiday Update
By Nick Schou   |   December 31, 2020

Note to readers: This update covers the time period from Dec. 20, 2020 to Jan. 9, 2021. Crews will not work on Dec. 24, 25, 31, and Jan. 1 in observance of the holidays. Drive safe and enjoy the break! Closures: Northbound Highway 101 Sunday nights, 9:00 pm – 5:00 am, 1 lane: N Padaro […]

Letters to the Editor
By Montecito Journal   |   December 24, 2020

The Governor Who Stole Christmas The Board of Supervisors approved sending a letter to Governor Gavin Newsom at last Tuesday’s meeting. I was elated to hear Adams and Lavagnino lead a stronger pushback with the idea of keeping our County evaluated separately. However, Santa Barbara County needs to take even a stronger stand with a […]

Over a Hundred Protest in Support of Outdoor Dining on Coast Village Road
By Nick Schou   |   December 24, 2020

More than one hundred Montecito and Santa Barbara residents gathered at noon on Saturday, December 12 in front of Tre Lune Ristorante to protest California Governor Gavin Newsom’s ban on outdoor dining in several Southern California counties including Santa Barbara. Although Newsom’s order aims to help local hospitals avoid an unmanageable spike in COVID-19 patients […]

Forever 21 Club
By Richard Mineards   |   December 24, 2020

I am saddened to hear New York’s iconic 21 Club is closing its doors after 90 years in business given the coronavirus pandemic. The five-story midtown Manhattan eatery, with its famous colorful jockey figures decorating the West 52nd Street facade, was a haven for the rich and famous since it opened in 1930 as a […]

101 Freeway Construction Update
By Nick Schou   |   November 19, 2020

Now that the 101 Freeway widening project is finally upon us, the Journal will be regularly updating you on all the details of ramp closures and other construction news to help you better navigate the traffic. Here is what to expect on the 101 between Carpinteria and Montecito for the following week. Keep in mind […]

Chaplin’s Closes
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   February 21, 2019

Earlier this month, Phillip Frankland Lee and Margarita Kallas-Lee, owners of The Monarch and Chaplin’s at the Montecito Inn, announced the closure of Chaplin’s Martini Bar, which opened in September. The duo, who has found great success with their all-day eatery, The Monarch, as well as their newest concept, Silver Bough, have plans to open another eatery […]

Giovanni’s Closes on Coast Village Road
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   January 17, 2019

After 32 years in business, Giovanni’s on Coast Village Road closed its doors earlier this week. Owner Alex Noormand, who has spent six days a week at the pizzeria for the last 32 years, tells us the closure is “heartbreaking,” and he will miss seeing his loyal customers day in and day out.  The space […]