Alex Suhadolnik, left, and Leah Kirchhoff of The Eddy.
Alex Suhadolnik, left, and Leah Kirchhoff are part of the team that has launched new corner market The Eddy. (Joshua Molina / Noozhawk photo)

It’s a corner market, with a little bit of something for everyone.

Vinegar, olives, ketchup, pancake mix, tuna, sea salt mix, ground paprika, crushed red pepper, Japanese barbecue sauce, honey, pasta, sauce, seafood paella and French butter are just some of the eclectic offerings at Santa Barbara’s newest market, The Eddy.

The Eddy is ready and open for business.

The market at 137 E. De la Guerra St., at the corner of Santa Barbara and De la Guerra streets, is the creation of Alex Suhadolnik and Jen Steinwurtzel, who also owns boutique shop Jake & Jones. Suhadolnik runs the Jake & Jones website.

The two launched the business two weeks ago, along with Lea Kirchhoff, the manager and buyer of The Eddy.

“We really want to be a place where there is something for everybody,” Suhadolnik said.

The corner market has large windows on two sides and a clear glass door, allowing beams of sunlight to shine through the store.

“There is a need for a place like this — to stop in, get Advil, a cool drink, and then get some home goods, grab-and-go, that sort of thing,” Suhadolnik said.

The store gets its name from the ocean term “eddy,” which is a circular ocean current. It’s also the name of Suhadolnik’s daughter.

“We aim to kind of embody what an eddy is and bring people in — not only our neighborhood residents, and people who work near here, who we have already seen multiple times this week,” Kirchhoff said. “We also aim to kind of bring in other elements of the community with our grab-and-go food.”

They also have partnered with local restaurants and eventually intend to sell beer and wine.

“It’s just a nice way to feel like we have a community all in one place and that can reach beyond these four walls,” Kirchoff said.

Launch in Goleta

LaunchPoint Electric Propulsion Solutions Inc., an aerospace electric power generation and propulsion technologies company, has moved into new headquarters in Goleta.

The company has engineering, manufacturing and testing spaces. The previous address was 5735 Hollister Ave. Now, it is located at 320 Storke Road.

“Our journey from humble beginnings to our current position as a key player in the aerospace industry has been nothing short of remarkable,” Rob Reali, LaunchPoint’s CEO, said in a news release. “This expansion reflects our continued dedication to providing top-notch aerospace solutions with greatly increased testing and manufacturing capabilities. We are immensely proud of the progress we’ve made, including local job creation for the community and the acquisition of large programs with tier one customers. And it’s all thanks to the hard work and dedication of our incredible team.”


BODYROK, a pilates-inspired gym, has opened at 761 Chapala St. in Santa Barbara.

“Our hybrid pilates sequences will have you plank, lunge, squeeze, pike, jump and push your body,” a news release stated. “The BODYROK experience is designed to create more energy and increase your metabolism working for you even after you leave.”

The company was set to have a grand opening on Thursday.