It’s sort of a Thanksgiving gift to people who care about the future of Sebastian’s General Store in Old San Simeon Village.
Hearst Corp. is one step closer to upgrading the small, significant structure while also returning it to its hale, hearty and historic past.
Sebastian family heirs sold the store and the land on which it sits to the corporation in 2009.
On Nov. 18, Schani Siong, senior county planner on the project, told members of the North Coast Advisory Council that the corporation has submitted its initial restoration plans to the San Luis Obispo County Planning Department. She said the council and the public will have a chance to review those plans once the county deems them to be complete.
Hearst officials shuttered the building in August 2019 after an engineer’s safety study reported that the structure wasn’t safe to occupy, in part because it was built