Here is a list of area eateries that have closed in the last year:

  • May 2018: Empress Palace, 2251 Las Positas Rd.; Peet’s Coffee, 1131 State St.; Wildwood Café, 1130 State St.
  • April 2018: None that I know of
  • March 2018: Max’s, 3514 State St. (changing to Santa Barbara Sunshine Café); The Nugget Santa Barbara, 21 W. Victoria St.; Vineyard House Restaurant, 3631 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez
  • February 2018: None that I know of
  • January 2018: 805 Kabob, 6578 Trigo Rd., Isla Vista; East Beach Grill, 1118 E. Cabrillo Blvd.; Fire & Ice Museum Café, 1130 State St.; Nectar, 20 E. Cota St.; Our Daily Bread, 2700 De la Vina St.; Pascucci Goleta, 6920 Marketplace Dr., Goleta (changing to Vicentas); Yen Ching Restaurant, 2840 De la Vina St. (now New Si Chuan Garden)
  • December 2017: C’est Cheese Cafe (not the store), 825 Santa Barbara St.; Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, 7060 Hollister Ave., Goleta
  • November 2017: Cantwell’s Summerland Market, 2580 Lillie Ave., Summerland; Eladio’s, 1 State St.; Outback Steakhouse, 5690 Calle Real, Goleta; The Nugget, 5096 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria; Tupelo Junction Café, 1218 State St.
  • October 2017: Miso Hungry, 3613 State St. (changing to Vegan Greengo; Miso Hungry moved to 134 E. Canon Perdido St.); Somerset, 7 E. Anapamu St. (now Smithy); Taqueria La Colmena, 217 N. Milpas St. (now Tacos Pipeye)
  • September 2017: Oveja Blanca Restaurante, 30 E. Ortega St. (neighboring Black Sheep expanded into this space)
  • August 2017: Barbarians Pizza, 511 State St. (now Lao Ma Tou); The Cantina, 966 Embarcadero Del Mar, Isla Vista (now Dumpling King); Downey’s, 1305 State St. (now Roost); Papa Johns Pizza, 5756 Calle Real, Goleta
  • July 2017: Giovanni’s, 6583 Pardall Rd., Isla Vista (now Rincon Brewery); Rebar Coffee, 214 State St. (changing to Corazon); Sage and Onion Café, 5599 Hollister Ave., Goleta (now Worker Bee Café)
  • June 2017: Burger Bus, mobile; Rusty’s Pizza, 149 S. Turnpike Rd., Goleta (now Dave’s Dogs; Rusty’s Pizza moved to 4880 Hollister Ave., Goleta)
  • May 2017: The Mex Authentic, 413 State St. (now Urkeb); Stacky’s Seaside, 2315 Lillie Ave., Summerland (changing to Rusty’s Pizza); Zizzo’s Coffeehouse and Brew Pub, 7060 Hollister Ave., Goleta (now Choppa Ice Cream)
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  1. JP says:

    Called both numbers for China Bowl/State St Café, a recording says both numbers disconnected. A Google search shows Yelp reviews with CLOSED in the top line…

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