New State Street Hotel to Take Over Scientology Building
By the edhat staff
A new hotel, with a coffee shop and restaurant, is slated to take over a State Street building that formerly housed a Scientology center.
The 524 State Street building used to hock science fiction materials under the name "Dianetics Foundation Hubbard," but the location moved to its newly built tax-free mega building on the coast of Ventura leaving the space empty for renovation the past few years.
Car-free promenade with fire pits outside the new State Street hotel (TMC Hospitality photo)
Now that the space has "gone clear," California-based TMC Hospitality and Anacapa Architecture are adding the final touches on the second boutique hotel under the Drift moniker. Their first Drift hotel is located in San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico with another location in Palm Springs scheduled to open early next year and a fourth in Nashville this Spring.
The building, situated next to Institution Ale, was constructed in 1901 and remodeled in 1925 in the Spanish Colonial Revival style. The remodeling aimed to preserve the building's unique charm while including floor to ceiling windows, oak and brass embellishments, and artwork by local artisans including Will Adler and Anacapa Ceramics.
Dawn and Dusk on the hotel's State Street ground level (TMC Hospitality photo)
It now includes 45 hotel rooms and a "car free promenade" that features fire pits and outdoor dining on State Street, and around the building's corner leading to the public parking lot.
The first floor will incorporate a coffee shop named "Dawn" that plans to serve up cups from Good Citizen Coffee Company and baked goods. A restaurant, aptly named "Dusk," is described as a moody agave and tapas bar featuring craft cocktails and seasonal takes on fresh ceviche, aguachile and crudo.
An exact opening date has yet to be announced, although reservations are now being accepted starting December 1st with rates ranging from $191 to $335 per night.
Learn more at drifthotels.co