The legendary Bennett family, owners of Brophy Bros. restaurant and On The Alley at the Santa Barbara harbor, are in escrow to buy Farmer Boy restaurant, an icon in San Roque since 1958, at 3427 State Street. I’m told escrow closes in April.
In the last year the Bennetts set sail from the harbor (before it needed dredging) to a variety of destinations around town. Last November they were involved with the purchase of the Cliff Room bar at 1828 Cliff Drive on the Mesa. Last January they took over 1201 State Street, the former home of Maggie’s and State and A. The same month they partnered with the purchase of Arch Rock Fish restaurant at 608 Anacapa Street.