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Noozhawk:BizHawk: Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Opens in Goleta

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Noozhawk:BizHawk: Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Opens in Goleta

Published: 11 Oct 2016

<p>Noozhawk posted about the Goleta, CA opening, <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>. </p><hr id="[object Object]"><p></p><p>BizHawk is published weekly, and includes items of interest to the business community. Share your business news, including employee announcements and personnel moves, by emailing</p><p><br></p><p>The long-awaited Dickey’s Barbecue Pit opened its door to Goletans on Sept. 29, becoming the latest in a seemingly endless stream of businesses and restaurants to open in the city’s recently finished Hollister Village shopping center at 7000 Hollister Ave.</p><p><br></p><p>The establishment is also the latest in a line of over 500 Dickey’s across the county. The family-owned Dallas, Texas-based chain, founded in 1941, has another Santa Barbara County location at 2212 S. Bradley Road in Santa Maria.</p><p><br></p><p>Dickey’s menu revolves around slow-smoked meats, but also offers sandwiches, sides, stuffed baked potatoes and salads.<br></p><p><br></p><p>The restaurant fits its location well given the shortage of barbecue establishments in the area, said Gary Chhina, the restaurant’s new owner.</p><p><br></p><p>“There’s going to be a line if you come for dinner or lunch,” he said. “The staff is really friendly; we’re guest-first.”</p><p><br></p><p>Chhina, who has several years’ experience in the fast-casual dining industry, was 22 when he reached out to Dickey’s about starting his own franchise, and “they welcomed me with open arms.”</p><p><br></p><p>Now 23, Chhina told Noozhawk he’s working on opening another Dickey’s in downtown Santa Barbara in the coming months.</p><p><br></p><p>As part of four weeks of giveaways and deals, the restaurant announced that three patrons can receive free barbecue for a year by ordering online, signing up for its loyalty club or using the hashtag #1FreeYearofBBQ on any social media page.</p><p><br></p><p>For the next two Thursdays, the first 50 customers can have a free taste of its Buffalo and Bleu Butcher Taco, Dickey’s announced, and uniformed first responders will receive 50 percent off meals on Fridays.</p><p><br></p><p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Radius Commercial Real Estate acquires Hagelis Group in Ventura</span></p><p><br></p><p>Santa Barbara-based Radius Commercial Real Estate announced this week that it has acquired Hagelis Group, a Ventura-based retail firm.</p><p><br></p><p>Hagelis co-founders Linda and Bill Hagelis will become senior vice presidents with their firm’s new parent company, Radius said in a statement.</p><p><br></p><p>The acquisition marks the company’s second considerable expansion in the last year, it said, after the firm added business brokering services and a ranch, vineyard and agriculture division in 2015.</p><p><br></p><p>Acquiring Hagelis gives Radius a valuable foothold in Ventura County, and “is expected to give investors and tenants more access and options throughout the Tri-Counties” region, Radius said.</p><p><br></p><p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Santa Barbara McDonald’s franchises sold</span></p><p><span style="font-weight: bold;"><br></span></p><p>Dave Peterson, the longtime owner of several South Coast McDonald’s franchises, has sold his four Santa Barbara locations in a transaction completed Oct. 1.</p><p><br></p><p>Peterson’s family opened the 1,103rd McDonald’s decades ago at 146 S. Fairview Ave. in Goleta, which he will remain owner of along with the one in Goleta’s Camino Real Marketplace.</p><p><br></p><p>The four locations Peterson sold are located at 3940 State St., 1213 State St., 1906 Cliff Dr. and 29 N. Milpas St.</p><p><br></p><p>Peterson told Noozhawk handing off most of his establishments will allow him to spend more time with his friends and family and “see what else I can do with my life.”</p><p><br></p><p>He’s grateful to the community for the opportunity for his family and staff to work here, he said.</p><p><br></p><p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Groundbreaking ceremony set for Rosewood Miramar Beach Montecito</span></p><p><br></p><p>Caruso Affiliated, the developers behind the 16-acre “ultra-luxury” Rosewood Miramar Beach Montecito resort, will break ground on their long-awaited project at 11 a.m. Monday.</p><p><br></p><p>Slated to open during the summer of 2018, the oceanfront development on South Jameson Lane will offer 161 guestrooms in the forms of one-story cottages and bungalows.</p><p><br></p><p>The resort’s amenities will include a signature restaurant, an oceanfront restaurant and bar, two swimming pools, a spa, a fitness center and a 6,000-square-foot ballroom.</p><p><br></p><p>Caruso Affiliated, led by prominent Los Angeles developer Rick Caruso, bought the property in 2007 and is the third owner since the original Miramar Beach Hotel closed in 2000.</p><p><br></p><p>Caruso raised more than $200 million to finance the project before demolishing the original buildings in 2012.</p><p><br></p><p>The project received final approval in April 2015.</p><p><br></p><p>— Noozhawk staff writer Sam Goldman can be reached at Follow Noozhawk on Twitter: @noozhawk, @NoozhawkNews and @NoozhawkBiz. 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