Here is a list of local restaurants that have closed in the last year:

  • June 2014: none
  • May 2014: Holdren’s Grill, 6920 Marketplace Dr, Goleta
  • April 2014: D’Vine Café, 205 W. Canon Perdido St.; iGrill Korean BBQ, 3132 State St.; Mad Dogs, 505 State St. (now Ana’s Taco Bar); Magic Pita Café, 5 W. Haley St.; Smoke N Barrel BBQ Shack, 6920 Marketplace Drive, Goleta
  • March 2014: Bangkok Palace, 2829 De la Vina St.; Betos Subs, 731 De La Guerra Plaza (now Harold’s Caribbean Kitchen); Brummis, 3130 State St. (now TAP Thai); The French Table, 129 E. Anapamu St. (now Piano Gastrolounge); Sunnyside Market & Deli, 436 E. Gutierrez St.
  • February 2014: none
  • January 2014: Museum Cafe 1130 State St. (now Fire & Ice Museum Café); Rusty’s Pizza,15 E. Cabrillo Blvd. (moving to 111 State St.); The Pan, 18 E. Cota St.; Wahoo’s Fish Taco, 511 State St. (now Barbarian’s Pizza); YoYumYum, 5915A Calle Real, Goleta
  • December 2013: Culture Shock (mobile); Verde, 532 State St. (now Apéro)
  • November 2013: Altamirano’s, 422 N. Milpas St.; Las Palmeras, 432 E. Haley St.; Rudy’s, 5764 Calle Real, Goleta (now Paloma Restaurant and Tequila Bar)
  • October 2013: Cafe Int’L, 6578 Trigo Rd., Isla Vista (now Lovin’ Oven); Good Karma Market & Deli, 207 W. Anapamu St. (now Red Sands Market and Deli); Javan’s, 938 Embarcadero Del Norte, Isla Vista; Maggies, 1201 State St.; Takenoya, 5934 Calle Real, Goleta
  • September 2013: Anchor Woodfire Kitchen, 119 State St. (now Blue Tavern); Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, 305 Paseo Nuevo; Greek House Café, 5 W. Haley St.; Italia Pizza & Pasta, 149 N. Fairview Ave., Goleta; Pacific Coast Café, 6440 Via Real, Carpinteria; Quizno’s, 1213 State St. (now Jersey Mike’s); Sakura Express, 819C State St. (now Sushi Tyme); Spice Avenue, 1027 State St. (now Tamira)
  • August 2013: Elephant Bar & Restaurant, 521 Firestone Rd., Goleta; Hidden Dolphin Café, 217 Anacapa St. (now Mony’s); Pastavino, 6920 Marketplace Dr., Goleta
  • July 2013: Cinco Estrellas, 316 N. Milpas St.; Mediterra Cafe & Market, 5575 Hollister Ave., Goleta
  • June 2013: New China, 5764 Hollister Ave., Goleta (now Tapatia #3)
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  1. Rex Of SB says:

    Don’t forget Farmer Boy!

    • John Dickson says:

      In this section I only list restaurants that are out of business. Farmer Boy is being remodeled under new ownership and will reopen in the fall, under the Farmer Boy name.

      • Rex Of SB says:

        That is GREAT news! Since seafood restaurateurs bought it, I was afraid Farmer Boy was going to become yet another fish joint.

        • Gerald Bostock says:

          Keep up, Rex! 😉 I miss FB’s omelettes.
          I’ve been intending to stop by but have been taking the roads parallel to State. Have to go to a nearby bank, so I’ll mosey on over next week. Pointless though, since I’m a Luddite without a camera. I’ll post if I hear anything.
          “The diner, which arrived on the scene in 1958, will reopen in the fall. I am told it will be a family friendly environment with a diner platform. “The footprint will remain the same but everything needs to be brought up to date,” said new owner John Bennett. “Health and building codes require a complete overhaul. There may be some subtle rebranding but we are committed to the history of the location and honoring Ralph Karleskint’s lifetime of commitment to the community and the business.”

  2. Charlotte says:

    What will become of the space where Holdren’s and Pasta Vino were?