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One of Santa Barbara’s long-neglected downtown corners soon will get a tune-up — literally.
Jiffy Lube, 932 De la Vina St., is moving to the corner of Castillo and Carrillo streets.
The oil change shop is looking to expand at the new site and add tune-ups, tires, brakes and hose repairs to its offerings.
A manager at the shop told Noozhawk that the move is expected to happen in April. The new location is larger, and the shop will add a third bay.
Crews have been working at the site in recent weeks.
The current location is targeted for a four-story, 36-unit apartment project. The project, by the development team of CAM Land Use & Development, is working through the design review process.
The Historic Landmarks Commission offered support for the design at its December meeting.
Maiz Picante Now Open
New Mexican food restaurant Maiz Picante Taqueria has opened at 2714 De la Vina St. in Santa Barbara.
It specializes in affordable street tacos, according to a news release.
“Made with only the finest ingredients from Mexico, our street tacos will include authentic Mexican tortillas with Nixtamal combined with delicious varieties of salsas,” according to a news release. “We will also be offering be agua frescas and micheladas. “
Maiz Picante is designed to be family friendly and affordable.
The restaurant is owned by David Back and Monika Draggoo, owners of Santo Mezcal.
Montecito Bank & Trust Opens in Santa Maria
Montecito Bank & Trust is inviting the public to celebrate the opening of its newest location in Santa Maria.
“We are excited to become part of this vibrant community and to work with the residents, businesses and nonprofits across the Santa Maria Valley,” a news release stated.
The event is planned for 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. March 1 at 2125 S. Broadway, Suite 101A. The RSVP deadline is next Wednesday.
New Lompoc Tasting Room
A ribbon-cutting ceremony is set for 4 p.m. March 3 at 1520 E. Chestnut Court, Suite C.
Camins 2 Dreams is run by the team of winemakers Mireia Taribó and Tara Gomez. Founded in 2017, Camins 2 Dreams grapes are sourced exclusively from vineyards in Santa Rita Hills.
“Camin 2 Dreams philosophy is to make handcrafted, terroir-driven wines that are
fermented with natural yeast and use minimal intervention in the winery,” according to a news release. “They believe wine is made in the vineyard and want to showcase the typicity of each site where the grapes come from.”
The tasting room will be from Friday through Sunday for walk-ins and other days by appointment.
South Coast Deli abruptly closed a few weeks ago, but while it’s not the same, it may be good enough.
Three Pickles has two other locations on the South Coast.