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.

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

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




Kathryn Barnes