Santa Barbara Politics, Media & Culture

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Response from La Cumbre Plaza Management

I appreciate a response I received from La Cumbre Plaza's Senior Marketing Manager about yesterday's post:

I read with interest your blog regarding our discontinuing the ArtWalk at this time. It is unfortunate that you were misinformed as Tiffany & Co. and/or other retailers were not opposed to the ArtWalk. In fact, no one is opposed to the ArtWalk.

This next year will see many aesthetic changes at the Plaza and it is due to these changes and the construction that will be taking place that the ArtWalk will not be at the Plaza next year during its’ normal schedule of June – December.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can someone give us a quick rundown of the upcoming changes/construction at La Cumbre Plaza?

12/23/2007 3:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn't they just remodel LCP about 5 years ago? I guess it isn't upscale enought for the Hope Ranch set.

12/23/2007 3:23 PM  
Blogger Sara De la Guerra said...

I wish I could -- it looks like they have been doing some facade changes. perhaps it is going to have more of the Ruth's Chris look?

12/23/2007 4:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember when that sad two story mall on the corner of LaCumbre and State was supposed to be Rodeo Drive North? That was another Berkus dump, wasn't it. Maybe he was a visionary and upscale is finally moving into this bit of turf.

Get over it everyone, Santa Barbara demographics are changing. Go to Las Vegas if you want to buy something you can afford because the scales have tipped and all the nation's wealthy are starting to pour into our choice little haven.

And not a moment too soon.

12/23/2007 4:53 PM  
Anonymous yeah, right! said...

sure it is

12/23/2007 6:16 PM  
Anonymous Fly on the wall said...

Several weeks ago La Cumbre was before the ABR with an application for what I recall were facades changes. I don't recall the details and not wanting to spread rumors however I did hear one ABR member mention that Macys La Cumbre was rumored to be replaced with a Neiman Marcus.

12/23/2007 6:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd like a mall with all for all the businesses we've lost in the last few years... Pep Boys, Eddie Bauer, Tutti's, even JC Penney.

12/23/2007 9:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course, no retailers are opposed to long as it's not out in front of their store.

12/24/2007 11:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I miss Alpha Thrift Shop being downtown.

12/24/2007 6:04 PM  
Anonymous ..waiting for midnight mass said...

How many commenTEERS are newcomers?

In 1990 I thought everyone was going to stroke out over the building of Paseo Nuevo. At the time, the "people" of SB wanted everyone to continue driving to Thousand Oaks to shop as we "do not need shopping in our town."

Same crap, another decade-plus later.

The BEST store for women was "Back Street" in LaCumbre Plaza. The men sat down in velvet chairs sipping Sherry while wives shopped.

Men had Ronald Banks plus Harris & Frank. Same plaza.

The good old days!

12/24/2007 10:04 PM  
Blogger Cookie Jill said...

I really miss Alpha Thrift downtown. It was a fun place to walk through and pick up funky little gifts for people...or pick up a sweater during the non-sweater months.

I understand that Longs downtown is set to move, too.

Seems we have another mall intown... "State Street"

12/25/2007 10:18 AM  
Blogger curious said...

i would like to know when the art walk will be at la cumbre plaza. i understand they will not be there during their normal schedule of june-dec. so when?

12/25/2007 7:47 PM  
Anonymous eggs_ackley said...

lcp was at the ABR recently to have a new set of tenant design criteria approved. the conceptual motion company is the author. look for significant changes at west beach soon courtesy of the city and c.m.c.

at lcp, it is up to the individual tenants to design their storefront and interiors in compliance with those guidelines and as approved by the abr.

pottery barn is next in line. look for marmalade cafe soon. both approved by the ABR

lcp changed ownership recently after the most recent makeover which included the fountains, arches, furniture, pots etc. look for more significant changes to the look of the plaza in the next year or so.

p.s. ABR agendas are available online at ""

channel 18, mondays 3pm live broadcast

12/28/2007 12:02 PM  

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