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Making magic at Ventura’s Bank of Italy Cocktail Trust

Misty Orman and Brandon Ristaino are putting the “Italy” back into their new bar, the Bank of Italy Cocktail Trust. The bar is located in the heart of downtown Ventura and first opened up its doors back in March....

Timbre Books to host first Indie Bookstore Day

Timbre Books in midtown Ventura is hosting it’s very first Indie Bookstore Day this Saturday, April 24th. The retailer, which opened in October of last year, is celebrating the event with some limited-edition merchandise, free prints with each purchase,...

On-line Grocery Retailer Sun & Swell Opens First Store

Sun & Swell, a "zero waste organic grocery store" that has been open only on the web since 2017, opened their first physical store, located in Ventura. The B-Corporation, owned and operated by Santa Barbara couple Kate and Bryan Flynn,...

City of Ventura Bans Expanded Polystyrene (EPS)

The City of Ventura joins more than100 California cities and counties in banning the useofexpanded polystyrene (EPS) containerstoreduce the amount of polystyrene litter in the environment.Starting on July 1, 2021, the City of Ventura will prohibit the use of...

Four Seasons Biltmore Closed Indefinitely

One of Montecito's five-star hotel resorts has announced on its website that it will remain closed until further notice. Meaning, while they're not going out of business they don't know when they will open. The hotel has been using...

Secret Bao Opens

Secret Bao finally got its own space when it opened last week on Anacapa Street at Anapamu. The popular Asian fusion restaurant has taken over the building formerly occupied by Cafe Ana, and by Coffee Cat before that. Platea dictumst...

Office Vacancy Rate Continues to Climb

According to Radius Commercial Real Estate, the vacancy rate for office space rose to 7.7% in the third quarter of 2020, the highest rate in seventeen years. The Covid pandemic has obviously impacted demand for offices, as many, if...

Secret Bao Gets a Home

The very popular and unique pop-up that features modern Asian cuisine announced they will be moving into the space that formerly housed Cafe Ana, on Anacapa Street, on the northwest corner of Anapamu Street. The owners , who previously were...

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Making magic at Ventura’s Bank of Italy Cocktail Trust

Misty Orman and Brandon Ristaino are putting the “Italy” back into their new bar, the Bank of Italy Cocktail Trust. The bar is located in the heart of downtown Ventura and first opened up its doors back in March....

Ventura Journal’s Guide for small businesses relief grants

For small businesses and restaurants within the Ventura County area, the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program, Restaurant Revitalization Fund and the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant are now accepting new applications.California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program On April...

Timbre Books to host first Indie Bookstore Day

Timbre Books in midtown Ventura is hosting it’s very first Indie Bookstore Day this Saturday, April 24th. The retailer, which opened in October of last year, is celebrating the event with some limited-edition merchandise, free prints with each purchase,...