Ways to Support Downtown

Photo: Courtesy Support Local Businesses

As we navigate through this unprecedented period, the local downtown business community needs your support. You can purchase gift cards for future use, shop their online stores, order takeout or curbside pick-up, follow and share their promotions on social media, post a positive review for them online, or donate to your favorite nonprofit. 

Ongoing Promotions

You can continue to support your favorite restaurant, retail store, gym, brewery, or winery. Click the link above for our list of local business offerings for to-go, delivery and curbside pick-up options.There are other great resources for this such as The Restaurant Guy and Visit Santa Barbara.

Downtown Parking

The City of Santa Barbara has made it easier to pick-up your takeout or retail purchases and your local downtown businesses. Currently, there is: 

  • No street sweeping enforcement 
  • No charge to park in the City’s downtown lots 
  • No enforcement of timed parking zones

Designated Shopping Hours for Seniors

Photo: Courtesy Senior shopping hours

As a free weekly community newspaper, we must evolve and grow in order to stay relevant and thrive in the digital space. If our reporting on the Santa Barbara community matters to you, we hope you will join us in securing a strong future for journalism in our region by supporting the Independent through a digital subscription to Independent.com. Breaking news, critical content, and our print publication will always remain free, but your support will allow us to create even more consistent, quality, independent journalism.

Login

Please note this login is to submit events or press releases. Use this page here to login for your Independent subscription

Not a member? Sign up here.