Business owners, landlords and city officials came together earlier this week to discuss the future of Santa Barbara’s main shopping thoroughfare. About a third of the storefronts along downtown State Street are vacant. Some people blame exorbitant rents. Others say homeless people and online sales are driving away shoppers. We take a look at some possible solutions.
How to revitalize State Street
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