Santa Claus Lane location secures top spot in county’s preliminary rankings
The contest for a single permit to sell cannabis in a retail shop in the unincorporated county areas of Carpinteria and Summerland has neared completion of its penultimate round. Local Padaro Beach Village storefront owners, Patrick and Maire Radis, along with The Roots dispensary, have come out on top, and are now one step closer to achieving their goal to open a pot dispensary in the former Porch retail location.
As a result of the third of four phases in the merit-based selection process, Santa Barbara County’s Cannabis Program has released preliminary rankings for applicants by Community Plan Area (CPA). In the Toro Canyon/Summerland CPA, which includes Santa Claus Lane, two applicants were ranked. Ranked number one is The Roots Carpinteria, LLC for a store at 3823 Santa Claus Lane. Ranked number two is Haven XV, LLC for a store just across the way at 3825 Santa Claus Lane, Unit B. Only the applicant seated in the number one ranking on the final list will be allowed to move forward with their permit application.
Countywide, rankings for 15 applicants have been released across five CPAs: Toro Canyon/Summerland; Eastern Goleta Valley; Isla Vista/Goleta; Santa Ynez; and Los Alamos. Rankings for the Orcutt CPA were withheld, as the CPA is undergoing a legal challenge and the county is complying with a stay order issued by the court on March 12.
Determination of the Phase 3 rankings consisted of an on-site visit to the proposed retail location and a review, score and ranking of the Neighborhood Compatibility Plan that each applicant submitted.
After the release of the rankings on April 1, applicants have five business days to file a written protest to the scoring. Scoring protests will be considered by the County Executive Office which