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Daisy restaurant told to remove outside seating to meet city plan for restriping State Street

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The Daisy restaurant at 1221 State Street in Santa Barbara is moving its outside dining area after receiving a notice from the city.

Recently, the Santa Barbara City Council voted to make some changes to the State St. promenade including access and vehicle movement to the front of the Granada Theatre during times of show performances, in the same block as the Daisy. Currently, no vehicles are allowed.

The Daisy owners, Dominic Shiach and his wife, Carmen “Daisy” DeForest, said they received an urgent notice from the city Thursday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. to remove their dining are from the street by Sunday, Nov. 12.

If not, the city would remove the tables and chairs and charge the owner.

The city is ready to re-stripe the street to have a more clear area for bike traffic and a lane for cars using the Granada. The area where the Daisy is, has been measured and it's too tight for all the access needed, with the outside dining.

The city and restaurant owners are working on other solutions to keep a portion of the outside dining, on the sidewalk, through the City’s Outdoor Dining License Agreement program.

The Santa Barbara Downtown Team Manager, Sarah Clark says the decision to restore guest drop-off at the Granada was made September 26.

She also said the bike lane component to the 1200 block will be extended through the promenade.

The timeline for the notice came about because the striping contractor was available now, and the city wanted this done before the holiday season.

The Granada also has shows this weekend. The new configuration will be tested and cars will come in going west on Anapamu St. and north on State Street.

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