Tag archives: retailers

Re: Restoration Hardware/Big Box Issue
By Jeff Harding   |   August 1, 2023

The Montecito Association is considering recommending to the County a ban on “big box,” “formula” retailers in Montecito. I oppose such a ban. My wife and I have lived in Montecito since 1978. We are members of the Montecito Association. We have been active in the community over the years. Recently I was a promoter […]

Lower Risk Retailers to Reopen
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   May 7, 2020

On Monday, May 4, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced the state would be moving into “Stage 2” of its reopening plan following over six weeks of stringent stay-at-home orders. On Tuesday, local public health officials including Public Health Director Dr. Van Do-Reynoso were in front of the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors, outlining how […]

Couture Collective on Coast Village Road
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   November 8, 2018

This Saturday, November 10, the Coast Village Association (CVA) is hosting a brand-new event to help retailers show off their newest fashion arrivals before the holiday shopping season.  The Coast Village Couture Collective will feature a dozen boutiques and small shops that will offer refreshments, trunk shows, and in-store personal styling. “It’s a great way […]

The Upper Village of Montecito: Part II
By Bob Hazard   |   February 8, 2018

While retailers across the country enjoyed a very Merry Christmas, retail in Montecito struggled. From hair salons to gift shops to restaurants, business owners watched helplessly as fire and ash led to mandatory evacuations, intolerable air quality and the absence of holiday tourists, all of which put a damper on holiday parties and decimated local […]