Aptos Post Office Jumps is Seeking a New Location

Although there has been little word from the developer, it seems that the Aptos Village Redevelopment project will be moving forward in 2015. Because of this, the world-famous Aptos Post Office Jumps is seeking a new location, as the jumps are slated to be officially closed on February 17. The search for a new location […]

Zach Friend’s January Aptos Update

Santa Cruz County 2nd District Supervisor Zach Friend’s January Aptos update was given this morning at the Aptos Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting. The meeting was very well attended, with nary an empty set in the house. The Supervisor spoke for about 15 minutes, and then took questions for another 15 minutes. His entire remarks […]

BFF Boutique

The BFF Boutique is a clothing shop located in the historic Bayview Hotel in Aptos Village. BFF stands for “Bayview Fun Fashions” and although it’s an intimate shop, there’s no shortage of fun fashions to be had. Most of their inventory is for women, but they do have a small selection of items for men […]

Norma Jean’s Coffee

Norma Jean’s Coffee in Aptos, near the Bayview Hotel, is an independently-owned coffee shop in the heart of Aptos Village. They serve a wide range of coffees and teas, and also feature an array of baked goods that are actually made on-site in their own kitchen. It’s clean, comfortable, cozy, and quiet. Tip: They have […]

Aptos Street BBQ

Aptos may be miles from Kansas City, but when it comes to getting some good barbecue in town, folks from all over Santa Cruz county flock to Aptos Village and our own Aptos Street BBQ. The place is easy to spot, just look for the smoke streaming up from their BBQ outside the restaurant. They […]

Kauboi Japanese Grill and Sushi Bar

The Kauboi Japanese Grill and Sushi Bar is a welcome addition to the Aptos Sushi Bar and Grill scene…actually, it’s the only Sushi Bar and Grill in Aptos. In fact, it’s the only proper sit-down sushi restaurant in Aptos (not counting Sushi on the Run, which is more a grab-and-go place). Kauboi is located in […]

Cafe Sparrow

Cafe Sparrow is located in Aptos Village, in one of the oldest buildings in the county, which once served as the post office and general store for Aptos. The building is so old in fact that the sidewalk in front of the building is made of wood, not concrete. And the sidewalk is where you […]

New Aptos Village secures water service

The Santa Cruz Sentinel is reporting that Barry Swenson Builders has reached a deal with the Soquel Creek Water District to provide water service for the new Aptos Village. This is another critical milestone for the project, which is one of the largest developments in the district’s history. According to Barry Swenson Builders, residences in […]