The revitalization of downtown Lompoc continues as more youthful generations with local roots bring fresh concepts and new businesses to the location, such as PCH Street wine bar which opened its doors on Jan. 15.
“I have actually been here basically all my life, and for my whole life I’ve been stating there’s nothing to do,” said PCH Street owner and operator Monty Montgomery. “And I’m trying to give Lompoc something to do and it just happens to be this.”
Montgomery, who was raised in Lompoc and now is raising three children of his own, stated he is happy to give back to his community in the best way he knows how.The 700-square-foot club, situated at 117 South H St., features a smooth bar top with high-back chairs and a farm table for casual community seating. The pub strictly serves red wine and beer.
Owning a white wine bar was not an imagine Montgomery’s up until after he acquired the building and the surrounding empty lot in July 2021.
“Even the most challenging homes in the area were exceptionally pricey and that just led me to a quick change in direction,” Montgomery stated, explaining his journey to look for a domestic financial investment property in 2021 throughout an overinflated real estate market.
PCH Street owner and operator Monty Montgomery, left, serves consumers Ciera
Cowper and her good friend. Lisa André, personnel As soon as the idea of investing in commercial property on the southside of town became a brand-new focus, he led with the idea of a beauty parlor that later turned into the idea of an adjacent wine bar. “I do not believe everybody has the exact same vision,” stated Montgomery, including that when his branding business actioned in, the idea of combining the two organizations made even more sense. “I think it’s a great concept, the mix of the two.”
In addition to wine and beer, PCH Street will quickly add a beauty salon. The red wine bar shares a wall with a separate suite that will become a full-blown hair salon under the PCH Street brand and will include hairstylist and a nail service technician. Hair salon patrons will be treated to discounts to buy from a rotating menu of regional wines.The salon is projected to open in early spring, Montgomery stated. Even more, prepares to change the
neighboring empty lot into an outdoor entertainment courtyard total with shipping containers occupied by food vendors are likewise taking shape.Friends and next-door neighbors Eric Oviatt and Mike Lamping, co-founders of Cold Coast Developing Co., who with buddy Brian McConnell drop in frequently to take pleasure in a mug of beer from the tap at PCH Street, said Montgomery’s ambitious endeavor in a matter of months is spurring them to get their doors open. Cold Coast Brewing Co., situated throughout the parking area from PCH Street on Ocean Opportunity, has been under major building and construction for the past two years and is slated to open this summertime.”This whole area [of town] requirements more of this,” stated Lamping, who described Montgomery’s brand-new white wine bar as an upbeat place to be.”The environment is fun and Monty is an excellent guy. “Ciera Cowper, a consumer and nail technician who quickly will offer her specialized services at PCH Street beauty parlor, stated she especially likes to go to the wine bar for$5 rosé
Thursdays with buddies.”It’s a new place to come chill and vibe,”she stated.”The white wine is incredible, therefore is the customer support. “The grand opening for PCH Street wine bar is set for St. Patrick’s Day, March 17.
PCH Street red wine bar PCH Street red wine bar is located at 117 South H St. in downtown Lompoc. Hours of operation are: 6 to 10 p.m.
Thursdays; 6 p.m. to close Fridays; twelve noon to close Saturdays; and twelve noon to 8 p.m. Sundays.
Thursdays are designated as
“$5 rosé throughout the day.”For additional information, check out www.facebook.com/PCHStreet Co-founders of Cold Coast Developing Co. in Lompoc, Eric Oviatt, right, and Mike Lamping, left, enjoy their mug of beer with good friend Brian McConnell at PCH Street wine bar. Lisa André, staff PCH Street owner and operator Monty Montgomery stands at the entrance of his new wine bar PCH Street, located at 117 South H St. The adjacent suite will quickly become a beauty parlor. Contributed Lisa André covers lifestyle and regional news for Santa Ynez Valley News and Lompoc Record, editions of the Santa Maria Times