Santa Barbara Politics, Media & Culture

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Soj and Jimmy's for Sale? Got $3.1 Mill?

I've been receiving a few emails about restaurants for sale in Santa Barbara ever since my post on the changing face of State Street. Here are some exerpts:

Is the Soj up for sale? or the little "new" restaurant on the corner right next to it.....

Then there is the Peruvian restaurant on State....for sale.

Then there is Cities BBQ.... for sale.

Then a Zagat Rated Indian Restaurant downtown...for sale.


A lot of folks wonder what will become of the late, great and much-lamented Jimmy's. Well, it's up for sale and it can be yours for a measly $3.1 million.

Maybe somebody nice will buy and bring the bar -- and Willy, naturally -- back.

Fat chance.

What I wonder is whether it's been designated a historic, and thus protected, property. Last thing we need is another Starbucks or some LA-based retail outlet that specializes in clothes designed to make preteens look like drunken sorority girls. (No offense.)


Anonymous dd said...

Amen to that Sara, on more retail stores. dd

10/24/2006 7:34 AM  
Anonymous Harping said...

That description doesn't even sound like the Soj. Instead of spreading rumors, why don't you just ask Chef Edie?

10/24/2006 10:15 AM  
Blogger cookie jill said...'s not spreading rumours, just passing along info. The description does sound like the Soj.

quit harping!

10/25/2006 1:21 AM  
Anonymous harping said...

cookie jill, I beg to differ. The word "elegant" was used in the description of the restaurant for sale. Now, honestly--does "elegant" come to mind when you think of the Soj? I doubt it. I love the Soj & probably wouldn't eat there if it was "elegant." And the posting IS spreading a rumor--not "info"--by suggesting something that may very well not be true. Real info could, however, be provided by the broker, listed as "Sharon Hills, Phone: 805-899-2919." Maybe you could call her or Chef Edie & let us know. I, however, have better things to do than make those calls--I've already spent too much time harping on your comment. ;-)

10/25/2006 4:14 PM  

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