Property owner and developer Bill Lee of Los Osos says his long awaited new restaurant in Baywood is now expected to open in November having cleared hurdles with the county.”It’s going to be a dinner house, farm-to-table restaurant” he says.The eatery will offer beer and wine. Lee bought the property after trying to work with former property owner on a lease that ended up in court.
In recent weeks the 1600sf building, fully remodeled and landscaped on the outside has been prepped for an inside remodel of the kitchen and dining room according to the county permit.The building is located next to Lee’s hotel,and BB units – The Back Bay Inn – as well as The Back Bay Cafe coffee place. The new eatery will be located in the building that housed the Maya Mexican Food restaurant for years before it closed in 2015. No word yet on the name.
Second St Development Still In Works
Alex Benson continues to work with the county on plans for a mixed use development at the SE corner of 2nd and Santa Maria in Baywood. County planners are working with local hotel owner Benson on minor modifications to his proposed 2-story commercial and residential project that is expected to be approved as a staff decision and then go to construction.
More Places For Food Los Osos
This week three more food places opened in Los Osos. Pagnol Boulanger! bakery at the old Third St bakery site( 1229 3rd St) is now selling European breads and fresh coffee – hours of operation not set yet.
Martin’s Mexican Restaurant opened after an 8 month remodel of the 2-eatery building located at 905 LOVD next to Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant that has been open for a few days now.
Morro Bay Mayor & Council Candidates Announced
Here is the list of candidates for Mayor in Morro Bay for November 8.The list includes incumbent Jamie Irons,urban planner/teacher Tina Metzger and math tutor Betty Winholtz.
Vying for two seats on the Morro Bay City Council are Laura Cogan – education specialist,Robert “Red” Davis – a retired planner, Marlys McPherson – a retired management consultant, Richard Sadowski, a mechanical engineer.
Los Osos CSD Candidates Announced
Vying for two seats on the Los Osos Community Service District are Steve Best, a green energy consultant,Vicki Milledge, a retired business consultant,Marshall Ochylski, incumbent,Tim Staggers and Julie Tacker,enrichment coordinator. Incumbent Mike Wright is not running.
CowParade expected to draw 200,000+ visitors from the U.S. and around the world
Photo and Cow art by Larry Kappen
CowParade SLO County is the county’s largest public art display with proceeds benefiting local charities. Since the initial CowParade launched in Chicago in 1999, CowParade Holdings Corp., which owns the brand, has featured the event in 79 cities worldwide, including metropolitan destinations such as Tokyo, Paris, New York City and London.
From Nipomo to San Luis Obispo, Cambria to Atascadero, Pismo Beach, San Simeon, Los Osos/Baywood, Cayucos and Morro Bay, CowParade SLO will feature 101 (as in Highway 101) life-sized cows, painted, decorated or sculpted by sponsored artists.
The hefty herd will be unveiled to the public in the meadow outside the Madonna Inn on September 17, 2016, before the colorful cows are dispersed at high-profile locations across the county, where they will “graze” in style for seven months. Organizers anticipate more than 200,000 tourists and locals will view and take selfies with the beautiful bovines during the exhibition, which will run through April, 2017.
In May 2017, the cows will be auctioned at a gala. Proceeds will benefit The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County, ARTS Obispo, California Mid-State Fair Heritage Foundation and selected sponsor charities.