The Santora Arts Building, the iconic Spanish Colonial style building that anchors Santa Ana’s downtown Artists Village, has been sold to Newport Beach resident Jack Jakosky, according to the Voice of OC.
Jakosky said in a brief interview that he wants to rekindle the building’s art scene, which has been declining in recent years as other businesses fill studios vacated by artists.
“I want to increase the number of art-related tenants,” Jakosky said. “It needs to go back to its roots frankly, and that’s my objective.”
Well that’s good news! The previous owner of the Santora, Mike Harrah, has been selling off his properties in order to raise the money needed so that he can build the One Broadway Plaza.