We personally visited six Santa Barbara-area liquor stores owned by Elian Hanna, who now plans to open another such store, this time at the northeast corner of Kanan and Lindero Canyon roads in Oak Park Plaza.
Here’s what we saw in his Santa Barbara stores: hookahs, knives, pornography, e-liquids, an extensive selection of tobacco products, ads for check cashing and neon signage, all combined with candy and snacks designed to attract kids.
This liquor store is trying to open directly on a route...
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