Tag archives: Coast Village Road

Caps Off to Montecito
By Richard Mineards   |   July 9, 2024

Terry Pillow, former head honcho of Ralph Lauren, Coach and Tommy Bahama, hosted a bijou bash at Homer, his popular leather store on Coast Village Road, to launch Baja Montecito, founded by Blake Siemens, grandson of entrepreneur Wayne Siemens. The first product in the new line is a cap emblazoned with the mountains of our […]

CVA’s Journey: A Year in Review of Transformation and Progress
By Beth Sullivan   |   July 9, 2024

Writing for a publication is a new adventure for me. I appreciate the opportunity from the Montecito Journal to share our recent and future activities and goals.  The Birth of the Community Benefit Improvement District (CBID) In 2023, the Coast Village Association (CVA) and I reflected on a year of renewed focus on Santa Barbara’s […]

Grand Theft on CVR
By Montecito Journal   |   July 2, 2024

After the reported break-in that occurred on Coast Village Road, we reached out to the Santa Barbara Police Department for a statement: “On June 12, 2024, around 1:20 pm, the Santa Barbara Police Department Combined Communications Center received a report about a grand theft that occurred from a local clothing store in the 1200 block […]

Spring Upgrades Are Done and Summer Kicks Off Along Coast Village
By Beth Sullivan   |   May 28, 2024

The City of Santa Barbara and the Coast Village Association are pleased to announce the successful completion of the first phase of the road upgrade project, a significant milestone in our ongoing commitment to enhancing the district’s infrastructure, safety, and overall appeal. Between March 25 and May 17 of this year, residents and businesses demonstrated […]

Why is Coast Village Road a Success and State Street a Failure?
By Jeff Harding   |   May 21, 2024

I went to the UCSB Santa Barbara Economic Summit held at the Granada Theatre. The place was packed and the presentations were great.  The speakers, Gene Deering, a principal at Radius Commercial Real Estate, host UCSB econ professor Peter Ruppert, and real estate entrepreneur Rick Caruso, were informative and hit on some of the problems […]

CVA Communiqué: Paving the Way to Progress
By Beth Sullivan   |   March 26, 2024

The City of Santa Barbara and Coast Village Association (CVA) are paving the way for a better district… literally!  Over the past eight years Montecito and Coast Village Road have endured many challenges. We have experienced droughts, rain events, winds, the Thomas fire and subsequent devastating debris flow, as well as the pandemic. As a […]

Alice Tran: Tough as Nails
By Jeff Wing   |   March 12, 2024

In the war’s aftermath there were hundreds of thousands of scores to settle, and the new government wasted no time getting down to business. Former army officers, religious leaders, those who had worked for or with Americans or the old government; they were all asked to register with the new authorities, who would call them […]

Shop, Sip, and Stroll 
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   December 5, 2023

Another local holiday celebration happening next week is on Coast Village Road: Shop, Sip, and Stroll will take place from 3 to 6 pm on Thursday, December 7. Presented by the Coast Village Association and the Rosewood Miramar Beach Resort, this community event features Santa Claus arriving in style to help light a holiday tree […]

Winter Shopping in the Land of Summer
By Jeff Wing   |   December 5, 2023

It’s that time of year again. We have communally checked the Large Flightless Bird box and stumbled right over the line into “The Holidays.” Yes, your bone-dry and otherworldly delightfully moist and aromatic Thanksgiving turkey was an absolute hit. Your Aunt Marge’s startling “Pea Mush” was likewise well-received, producing the usual bug-eyed attempts to swallow […]

Home for the Holidays: Lower Coast Village Road
By Kelly Mahan Herrick and Jeff Wing   |   November 28, 2023

by Kelly Mahan Herrick and Jeff Wing The first in a four-part series on shopping locally in Montecito, we’re throwing some light (and a lot of love) on our shade-dappled Lower Village: Montecito’s Coast Village Road and beyond, which has long been a shopping and dining destination for locals, visitors, and lucky accidental tourists. We […]

Coast Village Week Wraps 
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   November 21, 2023

This Saturday, November 18, over a dozen businesses on Coast Village Road will take part in the last day – aka the finale – of the first annual Coast Village Week.  Here is a list of the offerings taking place: Marcus will host a Catherine Gee Trunk Show with local designer Catherine Gee, who presents […]

Save the Date for Coast Village Week
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   November 7, 2023

Sunday, November 12, through Saturday, November 18, marks the Coast Village Association’s inaugural “Coast Village Week” – an unprecedented weeklong celebration showcasing the very best of what Coast Village has to offer.  Residents and visitors alike are invited to experience the vibrant array of boutiques, restaurants, fine art galleries, specialty markets, and salons – all […]

Our Town’s 21st Annual Ghost Village Road
By Joanne A Calitri   |   November 7, 2023

Photos by Joanne A Calitri The 21st Annual Ghost Village Road event took place with much enthusiasm, pomp, and costuming this year! The hallmark of the event is the amazing support of the Coast Village Road realtors, restaurants, shops, and banks in great Halloween costumes and spirits serving up treats and entertainment, especially the teams […]

Ghost Village Road
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   October 31, 2023

Coast Village Road’s popular trick-or-treating event, Ghost Village Road, is happening next week, from 3 pm to 6 pm on Tuesday, October 31. The event attracts  roughly 2,000 costumed kids and their parents each year. Many of the Lower Village’s business owners report they will take part in the festivities, passing out candy and other […]

Parklet Update at City Council 
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   October 24, 2023

At a late meeting on Tuesday, Santa Barbara City Council voted to approve a new program regulating parklets within City limits, with the exception of Coast Village Road in Montecito.  City staff was given guidance to draft an ordinance regulating parklets in terms of location constraints (red curbs, blue curbs, stormwater drains, utilities, distance from […]

It Works… But Does It Quirk?
By Gwyn Lurie   |   September 5, 2023

Gwyn Lurie Reflects on What We’ve Gained and Lost with Our New Roundabouts Let me start by saying I’m not anti-progress. But driving through Montecito’s recent road “improvements,” I have to admit to some feelings of nostalgia… and loss. For those not aware of the origin of our new roundabouts bookending Coast Village Road, and […]

Storefront Shuffle on Coast Village Road
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   August 22, 2023

There have been a handful of storefront and office space changes on Coast Village Road as of late, including the impending relocation of one of the street’s most prominent clothing boutiques.  Angel, which has been in its coveted 1221 Coast Village Road space for 25 years, is moving to the Villa Fontana complex, next to […]

Jeff Shelton Remodel on Coast Village Road 
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   June 13, 2023

Plans to remodel the building that was once the home of Cava were in front of the Santa Barbara City Architectural Review Board last week. The building, located at 1212 Coast Village Road, will be reimagined by well-known architect Jeff Shelton in his iconic, whimsical style.  The plans propose renovating the façade of the restaurant […]

Coast Village Walk Seeks Remodel
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   May 30, 2023

The retail center located at 1046 Coast Village Road, also known as Coast Village Walk, is proposed to be remodeled with expanded sidewalks and patio areas, which will entail the removal of 11 parking spaces.  The project, which is in the City of Santa Barbara’s jurisdiction, was at the Santa Barbara Architectural Board of Review […]

Four Automated License Plate Readers Are Coming to Montecito
By Sharon Byrne   |   May 2, 2023

The permits have been filed, and installation is on the way. Montecito will host four new Flock Automated License Plate Readers. We first covered this in September of 2022, when the sheriffs came to our Montecito Association Board meeting to show us the new readers, and request help from our community with placing them. These […]