New investors entering local restaurant biz

STEVE SINOVIC, NEWS-PRESS STAFF WRITER August 6, 2011 2:32 PM A changing of the guard is under way in the local restaurant and bar scene, according to a business consultant who believes many Baby Boomers are fueling the trend on both the buying and selling ends. Business broker Matt Olufs, who has worked in the...

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State Street restaurant shoots for weekend opening

STEVE SINOVIC, NEWS-PRESS STAFF WRITER Published on August 3, 2011 It seemed like a cast of thousands Tuesday was putting the finishing touches on the new Casa Blanca Restaurant & Cantina, clearly one of Santa Barbara’s newest buzz-worthy restaurants, as evidenced by the sounds of whirring saws, concrete mixers...

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