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Pacifica Hotels, Eastern Real Estate team up on hostel takeover

By   /  Friday, August 22nd, 2014  /  Real Estate, South Coast, Top Stories, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

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Last week, Santa Barbara firms Pacifica Hotels and Eastern Real Estate purchased the hostel from the Parker family.

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Pour no more: Small wineries oppose Santa Barbara County tasting-room ordinance

By   /  Friday, August 22nd, 2014  /  Agriculture, Central Coast, Small Business, South Coast, Tourism, Tri-County Economy, Wine & Viticulture  /  No Comments

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Many small wineries in rural areas of Santa Barbara County such as the Santa Ynez Valley may be unable to house tasting rooms or hold special events if county officials approve changes to a winery ordinance that has been in place since 2004.

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A taste of what’s coming at two Paso Robles wine venues

By   /  Friday, August 15th, 2014  /  Central Coast, Top Stories, Tourism, Tri-County Economy, Wine & Viticulture  /  No Comments

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  Two notable wine-industry projects are in the works in the Paso Robles area, one from a veteran winemaker and another from relative newcomers. Stephan Asseo, who began making wine in France in 1982 and established L’Aventure on Paso’s west side in 1998, expects to begin work this month on wine caves and a new, […]

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A fungus among us: Team hopes to cultivate truffles on Central Coast

By   /  Friday, August 15th, 2014  /  Agriculture, Central Coast, Top Stories, Tourism  /  No Comments

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  A group of French and Chilean truffle farmers are sniffing out the Central Coast’s potential to grow the highly prized fungi. A team from Beyond Truffles, a Chilean truffle producer, and Agri-Truffe, a French truffle-tree nursery operation, are reaching out to San Luis Obispo County farmers and vintners in hopes of launching large-scale production […]

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Small beachside town seeks developer with the right touch

By   /  Friday, August 1st, 2014  /  Central Coast, Real Estate, Top Stories, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

An aerial video of the Harbor Terrace site and San Luis Obispo Bay. (courtesy photo)

The Port San Luis Harbor District has released a request for proposals from qualified companies interested in taking on the redevelopment of the 32-acre RV resort and campground known as Harbor Terrace.

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Caruso pushes forward with scaled-back Miramar plans

By   /  Thursday, July 31st, 2014  /  Real Estate, South Coast, Top Stories, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  1 Comment

Previously planned for 186 rooms, the Miramar proposal calls for 170 guestrooms, including 27 oceanfront rooms and suites, among them a freestanding 3,800-square-foot presidential suite. (courtesy image)

  Los Angeles real estate magnate Rick Caruso is amending his plans for the multimillion-dollar revival of Miramar Beach Resort & Bungalows in Montecito to include a little more shrinkage. Caruso Affiliated received approval for the hotel in March 2011 after a years-long hearing process in which Seinfeld actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, a neighbor of the […]

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Pacific Hospitality plans multimillion-dollar facelift for Bacara

By   /  Friday, July 25th, 2014  /  Real Estate, Top Stories, Tourism  /  No Comments

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The 360-room Bacara Resort & Spa is slated to undergo a multimillion-dollar top-to-bottom renovation in coming years.

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