An interesting battle is raging in the Santa Ynez Valley. Mattei's Tavern, a "landmark" in Los Olivos for more than 100 years, is slated for a redevelopment plan by its owner. A local activist group, known as the Valley Alliance, wants to stop the owner's plans. And one arrow in their quiver has been to nominate the tavern for listing as a historical landmark.
According to an April 29 article by Kathy Cleary in the Santa Ynez Valley Journal Valley Alliance Historic Landmark Nomination: Eminent Domain Takeover?, the purpose of the nomination is to give the Historic Landmark Advisory ...
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