Change of plans for Starbucks?

Last April I wrote that the Santa Barbara Architectural Board of Review Consent Agenda for the building at 3052 De la Vina Street, formerly Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, said  “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.” About the same time fencing appeared around the property and it appeared remodeling had begun. This week reader Thomas tells me that the for-lease sign has returned and that the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf decor is still intact 7 months later. So our best guess is that Starbucks is no longer taking the space.


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3 Responses to Change of plans for Starbucks?

  1. Dee Faulding says:

    It would be fabulous if Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf would return to this location. . .much preferred by me.

  2. Brier says:

    Tough location, perched at that point, almost an island. Hopefully somebody will make it work!

  3. Mary Benak says:

    There are 3 big dumpsters in this parking lot today. Things are happening

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