Celebrating its 10th anniversary as a mainstay to the Downtown Santa Cruz food and drink scene, Soif Restaurant & Wine Bar, and Assembly restaurant – which features a communal dining atmosphere – are adding a new dimension to their carefully curated farm-to-table fare. Patrons can now peruse an eclectic cocktail menu at these hip, stylish eateries.
Renowned glass artist Ann Morhauser has launched a new creative twist to her studio factory in Watsonville. In addition to factory tours and wine tasting, Craftbar, a space for artists-in-residence and workshops is set to debut.
The Tannery Arts Center, the heart of all-things creative in Santa Cruz announces that the Colligan Theater, a new venue for performances is now open. The Tannery is an eclectic spot that is home to live-work artists’ lofts, as well 28 galleries and artists’ studios which are open to the public.
Overlooking Cowell Beach and host to sun-seekers in search of a room with a view, an $8 million renovation of the iconic Dream Inn Santa Cruz hotel is complete. A stylish new lobby featuring eclectic murals inspired by local surfers and beach culture, and updated, retro-chic décor in the guestrooms are all part of what makes summertime a year-around reality at this beachfront property.
Improvements have been made to the Seymour Marine Discovery Center at Long Marine Lab, a world-renowned university research facility and marine life aquarium. Construction of a new Coastal Biology Building is now complete.