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Some businesses bounce back, others buckle

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Many areas in Montecito still look like disaster zones following the mudslide, with trees strewn about and boulders sitting on the side of the road. While the community still has a way to go, downtown Montecito is starting to come back to life. Some businesses are bustling again, while others are hanging on by a thread.

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Richie’s Barber Shop is back in business in Montecito. Photo credit: Kathryn Barnes/KCRW

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C’est Cheese in Santa Barbara had to close down its cafe and lay off 17 employees due to poor sales. Photo credit: Kathryn Barnes/KCRW

Credits

Guests:
Richie Ramirez - Owner of Richie’s Barbershop, Michael and Kathryn Graham - Owners of C’est Cheese

Host:
Jonathan Bastian

Producer:
Kathryn Barnes