New Target Parking Creates La Cumbre Traffic

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New Target Parking Creates La Cumbre Traffic
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The line of cars was crazy to get into Target's parking lot.


By an edhat reader

Shoppers should be aware that La Cumbre Plaza is stating Target shoppers cannot park in their lot. KEYT posted a story that the Plaza manager is going to see how it goes before installing signs and hiring a towing company to enforce parking.

There are less than 100 spots for the Target store but more than enough in the La Cumbre lot, which will probably bring business to the plaza as well. 

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a-1561433492 Apr 08, 2019 11:34 AM
New Target Parking Creates La Cumbre Traffic

This new Target at the Galleria is a joke. Why on earth would everyone waste the time and money to put this blink and you’ll miss it store when another one is coming to Goleta around the end of the year. The Galleria has been the black hole of Santa Barbara, most businesses never survive long there, I anticipate this store won’t either. The best part about it was watching my cart go up the carrier. Won’t spend another dime there.

Sundance Apr 06, 2019 10:18 PM
New Target Parking Creates La Cumbre Traffic

I was driving by there this evening around 6:00 and there wasn’t any traffic at all. I think the last couple of days were just from the hype of it just opening .

Factotum Apr 07, 2019 09:53 AM
New Target Parking Creates La Cumbre Traffic

The defunct white elephant - The Galleria - which was originally intended to be an equivalent of Rodeo Drive for Hope Ranch and Montecito shoppers. It went bust and was abandoned after a short run and multiple changes of offerings. Building deign clunky and underwhelmed while overwhelming this busy and inaccessible street corner at La Cumber and State.

LoveMySB Apr 06, 2019 02:12 PM
New Target Parking Creates La Cumbre Traffic

The only reason the city of SB allowed this Target is because when they jacked up the sales tax by 1%, they then realized that people would go shop Target in Ventura or other places and the dollars would leave SB. This was their poor attempt to keep the money in SB. Bad location, bad parking, small store etc.

EastBeach Apr 06, 2019 06:56 PM
New Target Parking Creates La Cumbre Traffic

The city didn't "jack up the sales tax by 1%". City voters did via Measure C @2017. And who would incur fuel and wear/tear costs to drive to Ventura to save 1% on a purchase? That makes no sense unless it's a very large purchase.

SBCountyLocal Apr 06, 2019 02:04 PM
New Target Parking Creates La Cumbre Traffic

Don't reward POOR POLICIES at the city. Supporting any company without sufficent parking increases the chances that more BAD polices at the City will be pushed. Developments like this offload their parking demand to City streets while increasing the value of a commercial property NOT paying its fair share. Residents need to reconsider where thy spend their money and the policies the City uses to get taxpayers to supplement the income and real-estate values of the 1%.

a-1561433492 Apr 07, 2019 09:41 AM
New Target Parking Creates La Cumbre Traffic

Sounds exactly like the city's AUD housing policy: "Don't reward POOR POLICIES at the city. Supporting any company without sufficient parking increases the chances that more BAD policies at the City will be pushed. Developments like this offload their parking demand to City streets while increasing the value of a commercial property NOT paying its fair share. "

a-1561433492 Apr 06, 2019 01:00 PM
New Target Parking Creates La Cumbre Traffic

This really cracks me up people saying "Just park at Panera" or "Just use the La Cumbre parking lot." What a bunch of yahoos. Why should the owners of either of those lots be maintaining lots and repairing lots as a service for Target?

Factotum Apr 06, 2019 10:47 PM
New Target Parking Creates La Cumbre Traffic

How does trespassing on someone else's parking lot if you are shopping at Target "save the planet"? Does putting Panera out of business work by stealing their parking places work into this grand plan?

a-1561433492 Apr 06, 2019 01:21 PM
New Target Parking Creates La Cumbre Traffic

Parking at Panera makes more sense in that it is closer to Target than "the mall." However, If you take the MTD 3, 5, 6, 7, 10, or 11, you don't need to worry about parking at all. MTD to Target = saving our planet one bit at a time.

a-1561433492 Apr 06, 2019 09:22 AM
New Target Parking Creates La Cumbre Traffic

And that is precisely why so many of us are so thankful that this Target is now open. Now, instead of going to five different stores, we can just go to one for nearly everything that we purchase. I wish there was a "mini" Target on the Eastside. Using public transportation to do our shopping is going to be soooooo much easier now.

2contango Apr 05, 2019 07:23 PM
New Target Parking Creates La Cumbre Traffic

It won't be long before the Goleta Target opens, with plenty of parking. It's a longer drive for Santa Barbarans, but you'll avoid the 1% sales tax penalty SB charges for shopping within the city limits.

AQUAHOLIC Apr 05, 2019 06:23 PM
New Target Parking Creates La Cumbre Traffic

Today, 5 Points less-than-stellar parking lot was exponentially worse. People racing around like maniacs, lurking, honking, backing at high speed, gesturing... ugh. I'll wait for the Full-Fat version of Target to open in Goleta, leave the Lite one alone!

PurpleBee Apr 06, 2019 04:39 AM
New Target Parking Creates La Cumbre Traffic

I was very surprised when I went to Petco today around 5 PM and found several open parking spots, some even nearby the store which almost never happened way before Target opened. Was hoping it was a good omen of things to come.

JB86 Apr 05, 2019 05:45 PM
New Target Parking Creates La Cumbre Traffic

Maybe Target took a page from Trader Joe's play-book - always place stores in locations with limited parking. When people see the place is crowded, they conclude it must be a good store! Genius.

REX OF SB Apr 05, 2019 04:23 PM
New Target Parking Creates La Cumbre Traffic

The solution is simple: station at least one police officer at the site where through traffic is being blocked and just start writing tickets. That horrible fast-food chicken joint in the 3700 block of State Street still backs up traffic around the noon hour, despite posted signs saying you can't do that. As long as no one gets ticketed, this will continue.

Minibeast Apr 06, 2019 12:45 PM
New Target Parking Creates La Cumbre Traffic

BIGUGLYSTICK. Hear, hear. I am with you 100% on this one. Seeing vehicles block that right hand traffic lane makes me grit my teeth every single time.

biguglystick Apr 06, 2019 11:20 AM
New Target Parking Creates La Cumbre Traffic

I am proud to say that I have never, and will never eat at Chic-Fit-A. They are homophobes that supported prop 8 full of hate and gave lots of money to conservative politicians. That place backs up traffic every day. Saw it yesterday. Just say NO to that horrible fast food chicken joint.

mesarez Apr 05, 2019 04:15 PM
New Target Parking Creates La Cumbre Traffic

I don’t know why Target didn’t take the old Sears building instead of the one they are in. It would have made all the sense in the world. Just think of all that wasted parking space!!

sbmh2015 Apr 06, 2019 02:03 PM
New Target Parking Creates La Cumbre Traffic

It was not an option when Target was looking for a location in town. I went to the community meeting that Target held and they explained why this location was chosen. And they were not interested in opening a full size store within city limits of SB. They knew Goleta location was coming.

a-1561433492 Apr 05, 2019 08:10 PM
New Target Parking Creates La Cumbre Traffic

Yes, but a better option would be to put a multiplex cinema in the old Sears building. That alone would bring La Cumbre Plaza back to life.

Always_Running Apr 05, 2019 03:42 PM
New Target Parking Creates La Cumbre Traffic

Don't support La Cumbre Plaza or any of their stores. They are jealous after their two business plans failed. Was excited to check out at Bristol Farms, but I guess I'll stick with Gelsons.

a-1561433492 Apr 05, 2019 03:53 PM
New Target Parking Creates La Cumbre Traffic

Huh? The stores in LCP are not owned by the owners of the property itself, which is who is considering towing non-patrons...Why should one private business/property allow patrons of a different private business to use their private property, free of charge?

SantaBarbaraObserver Apr 05, 2019 02:41 PM
New Target Parking Creates La Cumbre Traffic

Ed, file this one under "Duh". This is the city of SB mind you. The very same people who built the $26million Granada parking garage and forgot an entry lane...

tagdes Apr 07, 2019 08:33 PM
New Target Parking Creates La Cumbre Traffic

They did not forget an entry lane. They miss measured the existing street and the required width for the entry lane resulted in having to do away with the existing east side parking. Try to post facts here rather than whatever pops into your head.

a-1561433492 Apr 05, 2019 03:30 PM
New Target Parking Creates La Cumbre Traffic

That's not at all what happened, though the truth isn't much better. Somehow, parts of a survey were shifted multiple feet, and the design was created based on this survey under the assumption that the street was wider than it actually was. The mistakes weren't found until much, much later, I believe not until construction had already begun (not 100% sure on the exact timing)

a-1561433492 Apr 05, 2019 02:24 PM
New Target Parking Creates La Cumbre Traffic

Yeah, who would have thought this would be good location. But it appears that Target's Site Location Team has hit a home run on this one! Cars are lining up and this weekend the store will really be packed with customers.

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