Restaurant closings in 2020 surpass the total in all of 2019

Here is a list of area eateries that have permanently closed in the last year. For comparison, during January – June 2020 we surpassed the total number of closings in all of 2019.

August 2020: Ana’s Taco Bar, 505 State St. (now Crazy Jim’s); Fosters Freeze, 5205 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria (changing to The Good Plow); Onus Donuts, 413 State St.; PokeCeviche, 313 Paseo Nuevo; Wetzel’s Pretzels, 723 State St.

July 2020: C’est Cheese, 825 Santa Barbara St.; Coffee Bean, 3052 De la Vina St.

June 2020: Dutch Garden, 4203 State St. (reopening this month); Mosto Crudo, 7 W. Haley St.; Romanti-Ezer, 701 Chapala St.; Rose Cafe, 424 E. Haley St.; Subway, 1021A State St.; Subway, 5146 Hollister Ave., Goleta; Zizzo’s Coffeehouse & Brew Pub, 370 Storke Rd., Goleta

May 2020: Coffee Bean, 811 State St.; Coffee Bean, 4961 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria; Crushcakes & Cafe, 4945 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria; eBar Coffee at Nordstrom, 17 W. Canon Perdido St.; Enterprise Fish Company, 225 State St.; Marketplace Cafe at Nordstrom, 17 W. Canon Perdido St.; PizzaRev, 12 W. De la Guerra St.

April 2020: Cafe Ana, 1201 Anacapa St.; Chuck’s Waterfront Grill, 113 Harbor Way (changing to Chomp); Endless Summer Bar Cafe, 113 Harbor Way (changing to The Salty Beach Bar)

March 2020: Challwa Peruvian Cuisine, 724 E. Haley St.; Campus Point Coffee, 6560 Pardall Rd., Isla Vista; Casa Blanca, 330 State St. (now Yona Redz Queso Tacos); Dawn Patrol, 324 State St.; La Cocina, 7 E. Anapamu St.; Persona Neapolitan Pizzeria, 905 State St.; Petros Kafe, 487 Atterdag Rd., Solvang; Pieology, 7000 Hollister Ave., Goleta

February 2020: Lilsey’s Wood-Fired Pizza, 2840B De la Vina St. (now Santa Barbara Wood-Fired Pizza); Roost, 1305 State St.; Sides Hardware and Shoes, 2375 Alamo Pintado, Los Olivos

January 2020: 212 Hot Pot, 6533 Trigo Rd., Isla Vista (now Sizzling Lunch); Aladdin Café, 938 Embarcadero del Norte, Isla Vista; Chicken in a Barrel BBQ, 5711 Calle Real, Goleta; Choppa Ice Cream, 7060 Hollister Ave., Goleta; Due Lune Ristorante and Bar, 1 State St. (now State Street Coffee); Pizza Hut, 5915A Calle Real, Goleta; Tamira, 1027 State St.


LEGENDARY LOSS: After 43 years in business the Enterprise Fish Company closed last May. Photo by The Restaurant guy.

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