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New Face at Montecito Village Grocery
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   August 31, 2021

Customers at Montecito’s quaint upper village grocery store may notice a new face behind the meat case: Don Fortin is the store’s new meat manager and butcher. “I have big shoes to fill,” he told us during a recent visit. Fortin was brought on the team to fill the position left by longtime butcher Tony […]

The Montecito Village Grocery Family
By Nick Schou   |   May 21, 2020

Roxy Lawler had already been in the grocery business for nearly 15 years when she and her family took over Montecito Village Grocery in January 2017. But in the last three years alone, the store has experienced not one but two once-in-a-lifetime (or perhaps once-per-millennium) disasters: the devastating January 9, 2018 debris flows and this […]

Cantwell’s to Close
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   November 30, 2017

After 10 years in business on Lillie Avenue in Summerland, Cantwell’s Summerland Market is closing at the end of this week. “It’s a huge loss for us and the community,” said owner Jim Gally, who sat down with us earlier this week. Jim and his wife, Carla, have owned the market in Summerland since 2008; […]

A Local Food Fest
By James Buckley   |   November 23, 2017

It’s not just Whole Foods or Lazy Acres that tries to accommodate local food purveyors, though their reputations for doing so deserve notice. Ever since Roxy and Michael Lawler purchased Montecito Village Grocery, their aim has also been to include as many local food producers’ items on their shelves. And, at this point, there are […]