Miss Daisy’s Consignment and Auction House

On a typically beautiful Santa Barbara morning, with birds singing, blooming bougainvillea, and the smell of fresh coffee, going for a walk seemed like a great idea. I made my cup to go and decided to stroll through La Cumbre Plaza.

Nearing the end of the mall, there was an energy that more than filled the three-year void since Sears closed its doors in early 2019. The parking lot on the main level was buzzing, as cars, trucks, and plenty of muscle, unloaded awe-inspiring paintings, an elaborately decorated antique armoire, large mirrors, statues, and other impressive pieces. Several people were chatting about the upcoming opening of Miss Daisy’s Consignment and Auction House, in early March, in La Cumbre Plaza’s former Sears building.

I peeked inside and it was eye-candy that sparked my decorating daydreams. Spying one-of-a-kind antiques, more couches and love seats than I could count, paintings and endless decorative finds, I knew it would be one of my favorite places to shop and wander around.  I felt the urge to upgrade with some of these truly unique items.

I can’t wait to check out every inch of this place. Glenn Novack, the new owner, has signed a 10-year lease to open a huge consignment store, filling both levels of the 17,000 square foot building where Sears vacated at 3845 State Street. Plans to use the property for fashion shows, and other events are also in the works. Mr. Novack plays in a jazz band and will host professional live music events and a variety of other entertaining amusements bringing this old building to life in a splendid fashion.

This new attraction is sure to be a successful anchor for La Cumbre Plaza. This consignment store will be the largest in three counties and is sure to draw customers locally and pique interest from afar.

Glenn is the owner of Moving Miss Daisy in Goleta, at 4441 Hollister Ave., which will remain open and is definitely worth checking out.

If you love to decorate or fill your home with interesting and unusual conversation pieces, Miss Daisy’s Consignment and Auction House is sure to be one of your wildest wanders.


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