BizHawk: Goodland BBQ Comes to Old Town Goleta |  Business

BizHawk: Goodland BBQ Comes to Old Town Goleta | Business

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Good barbecue is coming to Goodland.

Tommy Ramirez and chef Tony Bones plan to open a Goodland BBQ at Old Town Goleta in February.

“The main reason I wanted to do this was that there aren’t any good places to barbecue in the Santa Barbara and Goleta area,” Ramirez said. They are all in the south.

The San Marcos High School graduate owns a cleaning company in Santa Barbara, but he and his wife decided to venture into the world of restaurants. He has joined forces with Bones, who is creating the menu.

Bones, a fifth-generation Santa Barbara resident, said the restaurant business is in his blood. He worked in the family business of El Paseo and Somerset restaurants in the late 1970s and 1980s. He opened his own business in the photography and film industry and worked in Los Angeles, Detroit and Miami, he said, but decided to return to restaurants with Goodland BBQ.

“My approach to the menu will be to apply what I’ve learned on my travels and marry them into our 805 culture: Texas-inspired barbecue, with 805 flavor,” Bones said. “Our slogan is, ‘Smokey good vibes.'”

Ramírez promises delicious brisket and ribs, with sauces Bones will make. It will be a small menu, with 15 to 20 items. He’s putting the finishing touches on the interior of the site, at 5725 Hollister Ave.

Ramírez also runs the family business in his blood. His grandfather was Pascual Gamboa, owner of the popular Pascual’s Mexican restaurant on Victoria Street in Santa Barbara.

“I have been working for my grandfather in the restaurant business for many years,” he said.

He said he hopes the community embraces the next generation.

“I hope the community accepts it and supports us,” Ramírez said. “It’s a new experience.”

Hotel Indigo Sells

The 41-room Hotel Indigo in Santa Barbara has been purchased by a cash buyer. It was listed at $19.35 million.

The boutique hotel generated 11 offers and closed in 45 days, according to Radius Commercial Real Estate.

The hotel, at 121 State St., was sold to an investor who plans to operate the hotel. Chris Parker and Austin Herlihy of Radius Commercial Real Estate listed the property.

“The sale of the boutique hotel, which is located in the heart of Santa Barbara’s thriving Funk Zone on the coast, closely follows another major hotel deal in which Austin Herlihy and Chris Parker represented the seller of the 121-acre luxury hotel. rooms. nearby Californian,” states a press release.

The Californian Hotel sold to Foley Entertainment Group.

“I think that as we continue to experience a resurgence in South Coast tourism after more than 18 difficult months due to the pandemic, we will see more and more activity and interest in local hotel assets,” said Parker, who led the downgrade. .

“It really is a testament to the strength of this market when we’re talking about two prominent hotels on practically the same block closing just a few months apart,” Herlihy said.

Herlihy has also listed the Franciscan Inn & Suites at 109 Bath St., a few blocks away, which Radius has on the market for $22 million.

My gym is getting closer to reopening

My Santa Barbara Gym plans to reopen the last weekend in January.

The Gymnastics and Events Center for Kids at 2801 De la Vina St. is scheduled to open between January 24 and 31.

“Our new space is EPIC, it’s everything we’ve ever dreamed of,” according to an Instagram post. “We can’t wait to get you inside. Due to supply chain and driver and material shortages, we unfortunately have to push back our grand opening weekend.”

My Gym closed its State Street location in April 2020.

— Noozhawk staff writer Joshua Molina can be reached at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Follow Noozhawk on Twitter: @noozhawk, @NoozhawkNews Y @NoozhawkBiz. Connect with Noozhawk on Facebook.

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