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It was an iconic company among general contractors and its rise marked a pivot point in Santa Barbara’s emergence as a hub for tourism and technology in the 1990s. Ugo Melchiori, an immigrant from Northern Italy, turned skills as a craftsman into a business that, beginning in the late 1980s, was nearly as powerful as Read More →
Designer Steve Hermann will write the next chapter for the former Arts & Letters Cafe, turning the quaint eatery and gallery space into a fine dining restaurant. According to Hayes Commercial Group, the property, which sits just off State Street at 7 E. Anapamu St., closed above the $2.1 million asking price and garnered a Read More →
Santa Barbara-based Peritus Asset Management recently signed a long-term lease for the entire fourth floor of the Granada Tower, making the building fully leased.
Recently named an associate at PMSM Architects in Santa Barbara, Monisha Adnani has worked on theater and performance spaces ranging from the historic renovation of the Granada Theatre and the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara to the Fred Kavli Theater for Performing Arts in Thousand Oaks.
Developer and banker Michael Towbes and his wife, Anne, have made a $5 million gift to the Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts. The gift is irrevocable, the organization said in a March 17 announcement, and is in addition to the $15 million the couple has previously given to SBCPA.
The Granada Theatre and The Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts have received a $1 million commitment to the theater’s endowment fund from Sarah and Roger Chrisman.