County’s vintners association scraps its BID plan over process dividing the community
The Santa Barbara County Vintners Association has abandoned its two-year effort to establish the world’s first wine business improvement district, or BID, as an answer to its longstanding problem of lagging behind other wine regions in marketing spending. Vintners Association Executive Director Alison Laslett said in an Oct. 29 letter to members, co-signed by the Read More →
A two-year push by the Santa Barbara County Vintners Association to establish the world’s first wine business improvement district is running into opposition from a recently formed coalition of wineries seeking a compromise more acceptable to many smaller producers. The Santa Barbara County Wine Country Coalition sent an email Sept. 25 to 300 wineries in Read More →
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Thousand Oaks is revamping its business district by loosening regulations and making the area more pedestrian-friendly.