Tuesday, April 24, 2007

In case you missed it

A few interesting tidbits today.

What piqued my interest most is the news that two Avila hotels are opening a new coffee shop and day spa in the sunny beach town. The owners of the La Fonda Hotel and Inn at Avila Beach are right in noting that while there are plenty of places to get a cup of joe in town, there's no proper coffee shop. Hence Joe Momma's Coffee, which will serve organic, free-trade blends as well as juices when it opens in late May. We're just glad they got to it before Starbucks did.

The coffee shop's opening will be followed shortly by a day spa behind it. Both hotels offered spa services to its guests, but there has been no place for the rest of us to go. Read more about it here.

If you came to Discover SLO through the home page of sanluisobispo.com, you probably saw the news about a hotel and conference center proposed near the airport. If not, find it here.

And finally, Bob Dylan will be joining this summer's line-up at the Mid-State Fair, according to his Web site. Read our story here.

Between Dylan, Aerosmoth and an impressive line-up of country artists, I may find reason to brave Paso's searing summer heat and fair crowds. Dylan plays on July 27, with tickets going on sale May 18.

Aerosmith tickets go on sale Friday, and you may want to snap them up quick. I've heard rumors of some folks planning to camp out to get them. Tickets for the other shows are on sale already at www.midstatefair.com or www.vallitix.com, at Vallitix outlets and by phone at 800-909-FAIR or 888-825-5484. The fair runs from July 25 to Aug. 5 at the Paso Robles Event Center.

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