This just in from reader Thorn:
Gene Montesano [owner of Joe’s Cafe, D’Angelo Bread, Tre Lune, Lucky’s] bought the Montecito Deli from Jeff Rypysc. I was told he is opening an Italian/Jewish deli next door.
Montesano’s Instragram page says:
“Opening this market adjacent to our Montecito Deli” next to a banner that reads “Oye Vey Maria’s, Jewish Italian Delicatessen, Wise Guys Eat Here, 1150 Coast Village Road, Montecito CA, (805) 969-3717.” He added “It will take us about a month to facilitate all the things we have planned. We kept all the employees so you’ll see the same happy faces you’ve gotten to know over the years.”