Carpinteria Arts Center Buys Adjacent Building on Linden Avenue

The Carpinteria Arts Center recently purchased the approximately 2,500-square-foot commercial building at 865 Linden Ave. in downtown Carpinteria. The amount of the sale was not disclosed.

The building is adjacent to the existing Arts Center at 855 Linden Ave. in heart of Carpinteria’s downtown corridor.

Santa Barbara Lee & Associates brokers Christi Vior and Natalie Wagner represented all parties in the transaction.

Carpinteria Arts Center officials said the organization’s mission “is to enhance the quality of life in the Carpinteria Valley through arts and culture” They said, “The purchase created a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the local nonprofit organization to expand its programs and provide the community with more resources for the development and promotion of the creative arts.”

Vior said, “There is a high demand for retail or restaurant space in the area and we received a lot of interest. However, we are thrilled to see the building purchased by CAC as their use will truly enhance and benefit downtown Capinteria.”

Mostly on Linden Avenue, Lee officials said Carpinteria is experiencing very low vacancy for retail spaces.