Captain Fatty's has moved into Paseo Nuevo mall in downtown Santa Barbara, and will hold a celebration from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday.
Captain Fatty's has moved into Paseo Nuevo mall in downtown Santa Barbara, and will hold a celebration from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday. (Joshua Molina / Noozhawk photo)

Don’t count out the Paseo Nuevo Mall just yet.

There’s still a lot of fun to be had inside the iconic in downtown Santa Barbara shopping center.

Captain Fatty’s Brewery has moved into the mall, in Center Court, and will hold a celebration from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday.

“The brewery transformed Center Court with the addition of an inviting beer garden to the already vibrant shopping and dining scene,” a news release states.

Captain Fatty’s runs out of an Airstream trailer, and offers several beers and some non-alcoholic alternatives.

For the grand opening, guests can enjoy locally crafted beer on tap, shop Captain Fatty’s merchandise, and enjoy live music by Joseph Barbosa, the news release states.

Captain Fatty’s Brewery was first established in 2013 in Goleta. It’s located at 6489 Calle Real, Suite D.

Paseo Nuevo, built in 1990, has been targeted for a housing development with more than 500 homes. If the development goes through, the city plans to demolish the mall to build housing.

It will maintain a smaller retail space. The former Nordstrom building is not currently part of the deal.

It’s unclear how long it would take before the mall would be demolished, but likely at least two years from now.

Tyger Tyger Closes

Funk Zone mainstay Tyger Tyger has lost its grow.

The restaurant closed Sept. 17.

“After five unforgettable years, our journey ends,” according to an Instagram statement. “Tyger Tyger, born from passion in 2018, found a special place in our hearts and the Funk Zone community.”

The statement also says that “though the pandemic posed challenges, we remain resilient. Our team, our backbone, will thrive in other Acme properties.”

New Maune Contemporary Director

Suzanne King has been named Maune Contemporary‘s director of the Santa Barbara gallery.

“We are thrilled to have Suzanne join us,” said Heidi Maune. “She brings years of industry experience and will be a great fit with our team. We share our same passion for excellence, quality, and integrity.

King is the former director of two prominent Boston art galleries.

She is relocating to Santa Barbara, where she will lead the curatorial, sales, operations, and community outreach activities.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to lead Maune Contemporary’s Santa Barbara gallery,” King said. “The gallery is poised to build on its momentum cultivated over the last five years, beginning with its first location in Atlanta, and over the last year-and-a-half here in Santa Barbara.”

King said that she is looking forward to being a part of the effort to bring the gallery to the next level, make a positive impact with clients and in the community.

King has a bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University, and has completed coursework with the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Appraisers Association of America, New York, according to a press release.

Maune Contemporary is at 1309 State St. in downtown Santa Barbara.

Endless Summer Spa

The Lompoc Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau will hold a grand opening for the Endless Summer’s Wellness Center.

The event will take place at 3 p.m., Friday, Oct. 13, at 1512 North H St., Suite G.  

Endless Summer Spa focuses on improving not only the skin’s appearance, but also the overall health of its members, according to a news release. It offers services including sunbed tanning, spray tanning, wellness treatments, body recovery wrap and redlight therapy.

Juniper on Fourth Opens

In Solvang, Juniper on Fourth has opened and will be serving for lunch, dinner and cocktails.

“The restaurant and bar feature indoor and outdoor dining with a focus on what’s fresh, local, fun and family-forward,” according to a news release.

The chef is Nathan Peitso, and the new beverage program will be crafted by General Manager Julio Peñuela.

The restaurant is at 478 4th Place.