Gottschalks didn’t find a buyer to keep the stores open and sold to a liquidator instead. The going out of business sales should start soon. Also, the Sizzler in Arroyo Grande closed their doors last Sunday.
On the flip side, Orcutt Burgers recently opened in Grover Beach where the Kentucky Fried Chicken was. They seem pretty busy right now and we’ll see if that continues after the honeymoon period is over. One suggestion if you go, park out on the street. That parking lot has to be one of the worst around and when there are multiple people in the drive-thru, the cars in the parking lot are blocked from backing out.