Santa Barbara
57° F
Scattered Clouds
Scattered Clouds
Santa Maria
48° F
Scattered Clouds
Scattered Clouds
San Luis Obispo
52° F
Clear
Clear
Ventura
50° F
Clear
Clear

Public market coming to Santa Barbara

By Victoria Sanchez, KEYT NewsChannel 3 Anchor/Reporter, victoriasanchez@keyt.com
Published On: Jun 25 2013 07:35:29 PM CDT
Updated On: Jun 25 2013 08:38:44 PM CDT

Public Market comes to Santa Barbara

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -

Santa Barbara will soon be home to a public market featuring 15 local small businesses.

The project is called Alma del Pueblo and it's taking the spot of the former Vons on Chapala and Victoria streets.

Local roaster, Green Star Coffee, is one of the businesses about to set up shop.

Green Star has been roasting and packing their beans in small batches. The company has been selling its coffee wholesale or online for a decade.

"I really can't think of a better opportunity," said Daniel Randall, the managing partner.

"The public market is a collection of best in class merchants, Santa Barbara-based merchants or regionally based merchants," explained Marge Cafarelli, the developer and owner of Alma del Pueblo.

There won't be any chain stores, just local businesses in the market.

For Green Star Coffee, it's a new endeavor.

"In the Alma del Pueblo, this is going to be our first retail. So we're super excited about that to be producing drip coffee, espresso and cappuccino and things like that," said Randall.

The Alma del Pueblo project includes 37 condos and underground parking. But the big draw for the public, is the market.

"This is the Public Market space, it's 15,500 square feet," said Cafarelli.

The buildings are still under construction, but once it's done, it's expected to draw a crowd.

"There are great public markets all over the world, and I think Pike Place Market is definitely one of them, also the Ferry Building in San Francisco. This is on a much smaller scale," said Cafarelli.

The market is set to open in September.

For a full list of the small businesses, click here.

Comments

The views expressed are not those of this company or its affiliated companies. Please note by clicking on "Post" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms Of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. 
blog comments powered by Disqus
  • Triple Fatal Auto Accident on Highway

    3 Dead In Early Morning Accident, Driver Arrested For DUI

    The 101 southbound through Santa Barbara reopened just before 12:30 Monday afternoon as authorities investigate what they say was a deadly two car DUI accident.

  • Witnesses to Fatal Crash

    Eyewitnesses See Triple Fatal Crash from Roadside Camp

    A homeless couple watching the freeway from their campsite in Santa Barbara this morning, witnessed the triple fatal accident that took the lives of two teens and a young man.

  • Triple Fatal Auto Accident on Highway

    DUI Driver in Fatal Early Morning Accident Ordered to Detox Program in 1995

    The Santa Barbara woman arrested for DUI in the early morning accident that left three people dead early Monday morning has a lengthy court record out of Ventura County. Kimberly Kreis, 52, was ordered to serve 30 days in a detox program as far back as 1995.

    The car that Kreis was driving crashed into a disabled Mazda near the Castillo off-ramp of the southbound 101 freeway in Santa Barbara. Two 17 year old North Torrance High School students were killed in the accident- Jessica Leffew and Danielle Murillo. 20 year old Brian Lopez also died in the wreck. The driver of the Mazda, Eric August, is hospitalized in critical condition.

    A NewsChannel 3 investigation found records out of Ventrua County that appear to show that Greis has at least one prior conviction involving drugs and or alcohol, and in 1995 she was ordered to serve 30 days in a Cottage Hospital detox program.

    CHP investigators are still trying to piece together why the Mazda veered right into a guardrail, causing it to flip onto it's roof before coming to rest in the middle of the southbound freeway, which set into motion the deadly accident.

    CHP Officer Jonathan Guiterrez, said "A lot of things could have happened, He could have fallen asleep. We just don't know at this point."

  • Santa Barbara Fatal Accident Folo

    Extensive Investigation into Triple Fatal Accident

    An extensive investigation is underway to determine the cause of death in a triple fatal rollover accident Monday morning in Santa Barbara.

  • fuzion_store_business_santa_barbara

    UCSB Group Boycotts Business For Promoting Deltopia

    A UCSB student group is boycotting a local business for creating the Deltopia Facebook page, which they said brought in thousands of outsiders to the small college town.

  • girl_child_coughing_sick_whooping_cough

    Contagious Diseases Making a Comeback in California

    Deadly diseases that were a thing of the past are making a comeback in California.

  • Parents of Mallory Dies Sue Congresswoman, Her Former Aide, and U.S. Government

    The parents of a young Santa Barbara woman killed in a high profile, DUI case are suing Congresswoman Lois Capps, her former aide Raymond Morua, and the U-S government in federal court.

  • Larry Lee Cal Poly Coach

    Cal Poly Baseball Earns No. 1 National Ranking

    The Mustangs achieved the school's second No. 1 national ranking in Division I as Collegiate Baseball Newspaper has placed Cal Poly atop its Top 30.

  • Slideshow: 3 Dead In Early Morning Accident, Driver Arrested For DUI

    The 101 southbound through Santa Barbara reopened just before 12:30 Monday afternoon as authorities investigate what they say was a deadly two car DUI accident.

  • Who's the Boss blurb image

    Sony Pictures Television

    Where are 'Who's the Boss?' stars now?

    With Tony Danza marking his 63rd birthday on Monday, join us for a look at what he and the rest of the cast of "Who's the Boss?" are up to today.