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Missing Mom's
updated: Feb 17, 2013, 6:49 PM

By Edhat Subscriber

I read with sadness that Mom's is no more on your pages. I've been in LA for a long time, but worked in Oxnard and would drive up to SB to relax and enjoy a great meal at Mom's. Can you share with me what happened to the owners... your page mentioned a "fragility" but nothing else. The passing of Mom's, the Miramar Beach Hotel... time does fly.

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 COMMENT 375531 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-17 07:52 PM

Googled up by the Santa Barbara Housinfg Authority, one of 1800 subsidized housing "projects" the People's Republic of Santa Barbara.


 COMMENT 375545P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-17 08:48 PM

Time flies and the charm of Santa Barbara is being decimated faster than the speed of light. Look at what is happening to our Funk Zone. A major travesty, if ever there was one.


 COMMENT 375549P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-17 09:11 PM

Mom's has been closed at least 30 years, I would guess. Why is this question coming up now?


 COMMENT 375554 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-17 09:44 PM

True, Mom's has been closed for at least a decade. Time does fly.


 COMMENT 375560 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-17 11:09 PM

At least Arnoldi's has survived and seems to be doing OK.


 COMMENT 375578 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-18 06:35 AM

@545P .... What exactly is happening to the funk zone?


 COMMENT 375588 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-18 07:23 AM

It was the flood that was given as the reason for the restaurants nail in the coffin....a huge loss for SB. Seems like winter of 1995.


 COMMENT 375596 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-18 07:47 AM

moms was open in early 90s


 INQUIRING MIND agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-18 08:54 AM

If I recall correctly, Mom's closed after her death and the siblings elected to not continue the restaurant business. That's kind of vague in my memory but it was something along those lines. Made a big hole in our restaurant list.


 COMMENT 375626 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-18 09:12 AM

Funk zone is no longer funky. It is almost gentrified. ugh.


 COMMENT 375631 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-18 09:18 AM

I agree with InQuiring Mind. I have missed it but understand. This made me realize it's been a long time since we were at Arnoldis.


 COMMENT 375663 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-18 09:54 AM

Mom's has been closed for some time now. The property has been developed by the Transition House and now is the location of apartments for transitional housing for homeless families who are working to regain their lives.


 COMMENT 375683 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-18 10:32 AM

I heard that they did a big re-finance of the building, expanded and remodeled.

Unfortunately, their business volume couldn't meet the huge debt incurred and they ended up having to close.

Sad, I loved the place.


 COMMENT 375708 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-18 11:34 AM

Declining business. Death of the key family members including "Mom" who made the restaurant popular during the second world war and post war period. The closure and destruction of the Dodger organization's nearby Minor league baseball stadium and AA farm team (now turned into the City Storage yard) and a City Council seeking to expand its physical needs including the creation of controversial subsidized housing elements in that neighborhood so popular with recent City Councils.


 COMMENT 375770 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-18 01:33 PM

The knee-jerk first post, which is completely false (but this is Edhat so who cares?), is the reason I'll never again be a paid Edhat subscriber. Ranting lies and lying rants by negative, trash-talking right-wing lurkers rule the roost on all but puppy and kitten and flower and bug and sunrise-sunset pictures, and even some of those get trashed. I've had it. This is one less cesspool in which I'll wallow.


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