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Welcome to the planet.

Planet Fitness, that is.

Goleta is now home to one of America’s best new gyms. Planet Fitness Goleta opened this week at 7127 Hollister Ave. in The Plaza shopping center.

The 21,300-square-foot business features state-of-the-art cardio machines, strength equipment, rowing machines, locker rooms and showers. Planet Fitness also has the HydroMassage loungers, which provide a delicious water massage for up to 10 minutes. There are also tanning booths, Total Body Enhancement booths, and other features.

“We are excited to expand our presence on the Central Coast of California, and Goleta marks our fifth club in this region for our franchise,” said Shannon Meyers of Grand Fitness Partners, a franchise division of Planet Fitness.

“We’re also thrilled to invite the community to check out our High School Summer Pass program, which welcomes teens ages 14-19 to exercise for free through August 31. We encourage everyone to take advantage of our limited-time inaugural membership offers. also.”

The gym is next to the Goleta DMV on the former site of Pacific SAles and the annual Halloween store.

The company is offering an introductory special through July 31 where members can join in the club or online for a $1 Classic membership ($10 per month) or the PF Black card, which costs $24.99 per month and includes extras like the ability to bring a guest every day at no extra charge, access to over 2,200 Planet Fitness locations, access to massage and tanning beds and chairs.

Planet Fitness will host a grand opening celebration at 4 pm Monday with a ribbon cutting ceremony with Goleta Mayor Paula Perotte and a chance to win a free PF Black Card membership. There will also be food trucks, entertainment and a 30-minute circuit training. Planet Fitness will also be offering 20% ​​off merchandise during the grand opening.

Planet Fitness will also donate $500 to the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara County at the event, according to the company.

The local general manager is Matt Curry.

Dave’s dogs get bigger

Popular local business Dave’s Dogs is expanding across the street from its current location in the Turnpike Shopping Center at 193 S. Turnpike Road.

Owner Dave Reynoso has been feeding hungry hot dog eaters on Lower Milpas Street since 2015, and at the Turnpike Mall since 2019.

It is now opening a new place next to the new Lighthouse Coffee, but it will take a different approach. Reynoso told Noozhawk that he plans to open Dave’s Drip House cereal and ice cream bar.

Without even being released, the spot already has 1,709 followers on Instagram. The store is likely to be a hit, considering its proximity to San Marcos High School across the street.

Reynoso likes to open stores near high schools to offer an off-campus dining option, he said.

New bank hire

Montecito Bank & Trust has hired Lisa Harwood as Senior Portfolio Manager.

“Lisa has a passion for client service and a very strong track record of achievement advising her clients and their families in multiple areas, including portfolio management, complex multigenerational planning, trust planning, and personal financial planning” said the senior vice president of Montecito Bank & Trust. President Thomas Fisher. “I have known Lisa for 25 years and her experience and skill in portfolio management and multigenerational family planning will be of great benefit to our clients.”

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Lisa Harwood (provided photo)

Harwood has more than 29 years of high-net-worth portfolio management and relationship management experience, including experience in the ultra-high-net-worth market, which Montecito Bank & Trust sees as a growing clientele on the Central Coast, according to a statement. of press.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and an MBA with honors from the University of Southern California.

“I am very excited to join Montecito Bank & Trust,” Harwood said in a statement. “The organization is sincerely dedicated to taking care of customers and supporting the community. Additionally, the members of the Montecito Bank & Trust team are consummate professionals that I will be proud to work with.”

Riviera Towel Company Customer Appreciation Sale

Riviera Towel Company is celebrating its sixth anniversary and is having a customer appreciation sale in store and online.

With clients that include YouTube, TikTok, and top local brands like Sonos and Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Riviera Towel Company has become the world leader in the sale of Turkish towels and bath products.

From a small store near De la Guerra Plaza to a large showroom at 614 Santa Barbara St., the company has experienced success that any small business would appreciate. It was founded in 2015 by Albert and Shannon DiPadova.

Hotel Tourism Go up

Santa Barbara continues to profit from taxes on hotel beds.

The month of May raised $2.74 million in transient occupancy taxes for the city, about $461,000 more than the same month a year earlier.

Compared to pre-pandemic levels in May 2019, revenue is up 37%, but that’s also due to higher average daily room rates, which were 46% higher than May 2019.

The local travel industry’s steady improvement in room demand has continued into the spring and summer season as more COVID-related restrictions were lifted, according to the city’s Department of Finance.

Santa Barbara has raised $28.5 million through May, which is approximately $5 million more than the adopted budget for the current fiscal year.

The city’s transient occupancy tax is 12% and is levied on hotel rooms, motel rooms, vacation rentals, and short-term rental stays.

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