Outback Steakhouse at 5690 Calle Real in Goleta closed their doors in November 2017 and the building remained in suspended animation until September 2021 when renovations began. The former space from Down Under was divided into two addresses with left side occupying 1/3rd and the right space taking the rest. Both interiors were completed but remained empty shells until 2023 when construction began on the smaller spot to become the future home of the popular Lighthouse Coffee chain. Work continues at a good clip and interior framing is underway. Expect to see a grand opening announced here early next year.