Two large retail stores in the downtown core are available for lease at 901 State (18k sf) and 710 State (9k sf) which leaves some questions regarding the future of the current tenants of those spaces, Forever 21 and Restoration Hardware. In more positive news, two grocers will be opening locations in Santa Barbara - Sprouts has leased the former Trader Joe’s in the Milpas Plaza and Bristol Farms will open soon in the former Vons at La Cumbre Plaza. Also, Fitness 19, with gym
Honey, the browser extension that helps find discount codes, just subleased the two newly constructed buildings at 530 Chapala & 25 W Cota from SONOS. The 18k sf sublease triples their footprint here in SB. Evidation Health is also tripling in size – they just signed a lease at a former Invoca building and will be going from 1,800 SF to 5,500 SF at 15 W Figueroa. In the last 6 months, expanding tech companies have leased over 125k sf in downtown SB.