BizHawk is published weekly, and includes items of interest to the business community. Share your business news, including employee announcements and personnel moves, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Funk Zone is about more than just breweries, wine and restaurants.
It’s also a place to find stylish clothes.
Dina Murillo recently opened ShineUp Men’s Clothing at 14 Helena St. in the Funk Zone.
Murillo said she was working for a corporation on State Street for several years, but decided to take the plunge into selling men’s clothes because she saw a need in Santa Barbara.
“My store is a place where everyone can shop,” she told Noozhawk. “I am focused on bringing good, quality clothing, and keeping price points that are available to everyone.”
The store features denim, boots, clothing, watches and a variety of accessories.
Brands include Willamy, RailCar Fine Goods, Grave Before Shave, Amy Digregorio, Craft and Lore, Bertucci Watches, Swell, Kenneth Landau Project and KUHL.
Murillo said she worked for years in the health-and-fitness industry and gyms and clubs, but decided to embark into the world of retail, where the products are tangible.
She wanted to provide men with a more “hip” clothing and shopping experience.
“It’s an amazing dream come true,” she said. “We need more boutiques in the Funk Zone.”
She said the area is an ideal place to sell her products because of its unique vibe.
“Come in and check us out,” she said. “Walk around. We need to get people to shop locally.”
Target Hiring Fair for Goleta Store
Target is holding a three-day hiring event in anticipation of an October opening for its new Goleta store.
Target plans to open in the old Kmart building, 6865 Hollister Ave., which is undergoing extensive remodeling.
The company plans to hire 250 people at the hiring event, which continues through Saturday.
The company recommends that people apply online at target.com/careers, but walk-up interviews are also encouraged.
Target plans to interview candidates on-site at the event, which takes place at the Hilton Garden Inn, 6878 Hollister Ave. Interviews will take place between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
“We are building the best team,” said Target’s Allie Schwartz, executive team leader of Human Resources. “We are hiring people who are passionate about helping others and creating an outstanding guest experience.”
Unlike the Santa Barbara store that opened earlier in early April, the Goleta Target will be a large store, with full offerings similar to the stores in Ventura and Santa Maria.
Delta Begins Service to Salt Lake City
Delta Air Lines is now offering three daily flights between Salt Lake City International Airport and the Santa Barbara Airport.
The Salt Lake City-to-Santa Barbara service will be operated by Delta Connection carrier SkyWest.
The 76-seat planes will offer 12 seats in First Class, 20 seats in Delta Comfort+ and 44 seats in the main cabin.
All flights will offer free entertainment through Delta Studio, as well as free messaging, access to Wi-Fi, and complimentary snacks and beverages.
“Santa Barbara is riding a wave of positive press and accolades as one of the top tourism destinations in the world to visit in 2019,” said Kathy Janega-Dykes, CEO of Visit Santa Barbara. “We can’t wait to get into the Salt Lake City market and promote Santa Barbara as a world-class destination.”
Click here for a daily schedule of flights between Salt Lake and Santa Barbara.
Art Grand Opening
Chessmar Sculpture LLC will hold a grand opening and reception for its new gallery, 320 E. Anapamu St. The new gallery will be a showroom and office to display sculptures.
Finished works as well as model pieces for commission will be available for sale.
The event, from 3:30 to 9:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 31, will feature live music, hors d’oeuvres, and wine. Artist Brian Chessmar will speak at 6 p.m., with a question-and-answer time to follow, according to a news release.
Complimentary parking will be available at the First United Methodist Church, 305 E. Anapamu St.