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Nick Bodden has brought New York-style pizza to Santa Barbara & # 39; s Westside.

Bodden and his two business partners Nick Gebhardt and Ron Allen opened the Revolver restaurant in San Andres St. 1429 on the former location of the popular Paesano & # 39; s in mid-August.

"The odds are against us," said Bodden. "We're opening a restaurant on a tight budget in the middle of the COVID pandemic. It shouldn't work. But it works. We're doing it really well."

Bodden decorated the restaurant with his personal items, a David Bowie poster, classic art, and a retro record player. The name Revolver comes from the Beatles album. Bodden is a big fan.

Bodden said he had been in the restaurant industry for 11 years, but it was special to have a place that he could call his own. They are all cooks and only focus on pizza.

There are four main pizzas on the menu: rossa, margherita, pepperoni, and white pie, which range from $ 16 to $ 18. Adding roasted vegetables costs an additional $ 2. Pizza slices are $ 6. They also serve an $ 8 Caeser salad or a market salad with ranch dressing.

"That's our whole menu," said Bodden. "Six things on the menu. Two salads and four cakes. We focus on that. We really put our blood, sweat and tears into the flour, the sauce, the cheese, everything."

The restaurant offers plenty of al fresco dining. Bodden, who came to Santa Barbara to surf in 2009, said he fell in love with Santa Barbara City College and decided to stay.

"I came here to go to City College and never left," he said.

Bodden said he spent about two years looking for a place to open a restaurant and eventually settled on the current site because it was "perfect".

Childhood friends form a law firm

Childhood friends and Santa Barbara natives, David Tappeiner and Mark DePaco, jointly founded and opened their own law firm, DT Law Partners, in downtown Santa Barbara.

"After years of planning and preparation, we are excited to open this law firm to serve our beloved community," DePaco said in a press release. "David and I look forward to continuing to serve Santa Barbara's businesses and families with their legal needs."

Tappeiner is an expert on estates and trusts, including preparing all types of estate planning documents, trust and estate administration, conservatories, and fiduciary and estate litigation.

DePaco focuses on corporate transactions, including security offers, debt and equity increases, mergers and acquisitions, and all matters related to corporate and business growth. He acts as external general counsel for companies of all types and phases of development and counts angel investors, investment companies, funds and family offices among his clients.

Tappeiner earned his bachelor's degree from UCSB in 1997 before moving to Colorado with his wife and daughter. He attended the University of Denver College of Law and received his law degree in 2000. From 2000 to 2006, he practiced law in Denver. He returned to Santa Barbara in 2006 and joined the law firm Fell, Marking, Abkin, Montgomery, Granet &. Raney LLP will become a partner there within two years.

Tappeiner is admitted to the bar in California and Colorado, is a member of the State Trust of California Trusts and Estates, and is a certified estate planning, trust, and estate law specialist. He has an outstanding ranking with Martindale-Hubbell and is a member of the Santa Barbara Estate Planning Council.

DePaco earned his bachelor's degree from UCLA in 1994 and a law degree from the University of Southern California Law School in 1998. Prior to founding DT Law Partners, he was a partner at Fell Marking in Santa Barbara for 10 years.

The company is located at 125 E. Victoria St., Suite I, Santa Barbara.

Goleta office building sale

Majestic Asset Management sold a 11,200-square-foot building on 1.02-acre property on Ward Drive at 5511 Ekwill St., Goleta, in an off-market transaction.

The buyer was a local investor. The closing price was not disclosed.

Francois DeJohn, Liam Murphy and Steve Hayes from Hayes Commercial Group represented Majestic Asset Management in the sale. Gene Deering of the Radius Group represented the buyer.

"Majestic bought this campus 10 years ago as a value-added project," said DeJohn. "Under their ownership, the property has done even better than expected and Majestic has decided to sell the buildings individually to fund new projects on the south coast."

The fourth and final building in the Majestic Industrial Park is being marketed by the Hayes Commercial Group.

Majestic Asset Management manages, owns and develops investment properties primarily in Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties.

"The Majestic Industrial Park offers tenants and investors a unique opportunity," said Murphy. “It is made up of industrial buildings but has ample land and parking space, which means that each building can be opened up for other uses, including creative offices. This versatility gives properties more appeal and value than a typical warehouse or R&D building. "

New director at Alisal Guest Ranch

Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort has promoted Anthony Endy to director of culinary operations.

Endy conveys awe of the region's premium and "advocates the creation of timeless cuisine from seasonal ingredients from the region, according to a press release." He also runs the biennial BBQ Bootcamp, where guests are invited to multi-day cookouts and cooking demonstrations by Endy with guest chefs. Endy also launched The Alisal's California Ranch Cookouts, a series of al fresco dining with distinguished guest chefs including Nyesha Arrington, Neal Fraser, Burt Bakman, and others.

"I am very excited to continue expanding the culinary program at this legendary Central Coast hotel," said Endy. "It is a privilege to share the unique flavors, local techniques and calming dishes that I am passionate about with guests and visitors of Alisal."

Prior to joining The Alisal, Endy was from Paul Martin's American Grill brand and served for several years as a culinary development manager. He has also worked in various restaurants including Rooney's Irish Pub, Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Café, Chef Rick & # 39; s Ultimate Fine Foods, the historic Santa Maria Inn, and Wine Cask.

Tax revenues continue their slump

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to weigh on tax revenues for local authorities.

The city of Santa Barbara posted temporary use taxes of $ 1.2 million for the first month of fiscal year, a decrease of nearly 50 percent year over year.

The city's approved temporary property tax budget is $ 17.2 million.

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