Mollies Opens on State Street

Release Date: July 12,2018

State Street storefront
Mollie’s has opened up a second restaurant at 1218 State St. in downtown Santa Barbara. (Joshua Molina / Noozhawk photo)

State Street also has a new restaurant. Mollie's has opened up at 1218 State St., the former site of Tupelo Junction.

It's the sister restaurant of Trattoria Mollie in Montecito, which is run by Ali Ahlstrand. His mother, Chef Mollie, is the executive chef.

The family has long wanted to expand their restaurant onto State Street, and took quick advantage of being in the Theatre District. The two restaurants will feature the same menu. 

The opening date is unclear, but State Street will also get a new brewery soon.

Noozhawk staff writer Joshua Molina can be reached at


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