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The Ongoing Saga of the Miramar

Miramar Hotel Emails Raise Questions

Investigation of government correspondence reveals interesting details just as Montecito Planning Commission readies for Wednesday's project review. Read story.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Shootout at Miramar Corral

After threatening to become the third successive Miramar Hotel owner to pull out of the project to restore the classic Montecito hotel, Rick Caruso has renewed his commitment following a teleconference with county staff on June 2. Read story.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Miramar Magnate Eyes L.A. Mayoralty

As if shopping mall mogul Rick Caruso doesn't have enough on his plate trying to rebuild the Miramar hotel. Read story.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Montecito Debates Rick Caruso's Miramar Remodel

Concerns arise on all fronts as developer presents plans for historic, long-shuttered hotel. Read story.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Montecito Association Gives Miramar Renovation Thumbs-Up

Project to next go before Board of Architectural Review. Read story.

Originally published 5:02 p.m., January 10, 2008
Updated 11:39 a.m., January 11, 2008

Miramar's Environmental Review Begins

The environmental review process for Rick Caruso's proposed Miramar Resort overhaul is slated to begin on 1/14. Read story.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Unveiling the Revamped Miramar

Rick Caruso presents revamped plans to the Montecito Association on Tuesday night. Read story.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Miramar Part Two Is Coming Next Week

Plus, Montecito water woes, bus stops, and a Barry Siegel Award. Read story.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Caruso To Proceed With Development at Miramar

A spokesperson for developer Rick Caruso denied rumors that Caruso has backed out of the deal to rebuild Montecito's Miramar Hotel. Read story.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Caruso Not Ditching the Miramar

The developer denies rumors that he's giving the property back to Ty Warner. Read story.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

New Plans for Miramar Development

Caruso Affiliated CEO Rick Caruso elected to begin anew plans for the Miramar Beach Resort and Bungalows after neighbors disapproved of his decision to move a road from the middle of the property to its eastern edge. Read story.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Story Poles Erected at Miramar

Labor Day weekend saw the installation of story poles around the site of Montecito's Miramar Hotel. Read story.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

County Reviewers Meet the Miramar

Not enough info, but a lot of support for the Miramar. Not so much for foothill Largura residence. Read story.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

The Man Who Would Remake the Miramar

Rick Caruso, L.A.'s bling-mall developer, is gambling millions that he can do what Ty Warner and Ian Schrager failed to do: Get the Miramar Hotel up and running. Last January, Caruso reportedly paid Warner $50 million for 14 acres in Montecito, some dusty permits, and broken-down cottages near the water's edge-even after Warner warned everyone within John Davies's reach that Montecito's exacting building policies and process cause exasperation and exhaustion. Read story.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Caruso Unveils Miramar

When Rick Caruso stepped up to bat, the crowd was silent and drew a breath. They watched with anticipation, intrigue, and disbelief and, yes, there was some distrust. After all, a lot of these fans had been to the game before, and they'd seen some big league players strike out. With the score a dismal two-zip in the seventh, there were more than a few pessimists in the pack. Will he hit a home run? Read story.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007
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