On August 18, 2010, when the news broke that a restaurant is coming to 330 State Street, I wrote that sources told me it would be serving Mexican cuisine. On February 10, 2011 I posted a rumor that the name of the restaurant might become “The Rio.”
Last weekend I was walking by 330 State St and noticed that a new sign has appeared, dated April 2, 2011. It says the name of the business coming to that address is “El Rio” and that the applicant name is “El Rio Bravo Del Norte, Inc.” which seems to confirm both of the earlier predictions. It appears construction is still in the early stages. El Rio is being brought to you by Tom & Adam White, the owners of Boathouse, FisHouse and Santa Barbara Shellfish Company.