Reader Oxmyx inquired about new fencing around the building at 3052 De la Vina Street, the former home of Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf that closed last July. Fortunately reader Leon quickly followed up with an answer: a new Starbucks is on the way. He sent me a quote from the Santa Barbara Architectural Board of Review Consent Agenda that says “Proposal for exterior alterations including new exterior paint and material changes, landscape alterations, ADA upgrades, outdoor seating, and exterior lighting to rebrand the existing 1,740 square foot (gross) building into a Starbucks.”
Starbucks is replacing Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf near upper State, seen here in 2005. Photo by The Restaurant Guy.