Special to The Enterprise
The womenÕs fashion boutique Five Figs Couture is closing its retail outlet Òafter six rich, challenging and rewarding years,Ó owner Pam Pacelli wrote in a March 10 e-mail to customers. The store is at 231 E St., Suite 3, in Davis, behind PeetÕs Coffee.
She plans to make this change gradually, offering regular hours through this month and shortened hours in April, with the shop closing July 1. The store will open only for special events in May and June.
ÒBut Five Figs will continue!Ó Pacelli wrote. ÒBeginning in the fall 2010, trunk shows and parties out of my home with many of the wonderful designers you know and love will be the Five Figs way.Ó
She said the store will continue to receive new merchandise through the middle of April. Hours this month are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, with hours extended until 7 p.m. on Thursdays. For information, go to http://www.fivefigscouture.com or call (530) 756-3500.
Beyond the Garden Gate is back open Ñ permanently Ñ at 1015 Olive Drive, next to Design House. The garden and gift store first opened for a month during the holidays. The storeÕs grand reopening is this weekend, with hours from noon to 5 p.m. today.
The outdoor garden features spring garden accents, statuary, ceramic pots and plants, and Easter items. Indoors, items include sun hats, designer flip flops, jewelry, vintage quilts, pillows, oil cloth bags, linens and outdoor dinnerware.
Store owners are Nancy Storm, Pat Stromberg and Becky Heard. For more information, visit its temporary Web site at http://www.beyondthegardengates.com or call (530) 756-6698.
StoneÕs Cafe & Catering closed the cafe part of its business on March 5. StoneÕs Catering still operates, and is moving the kitchen to the store behind the former cafe at 2939 Spafford St. in the Fifth Street Plaza.
Chris Stone opened the eatery in February 2007. It served breakfast and lunch.
After experiencing layoffs, Davis residents Kim and Sean Tanner are opening a local flooring business out of their home.
This month, the couple launches a franchise of Floor Coverings International, serving Davis, West Sacramento, Winters, Woodland, Dixon, Vacaville and Fairfield. The company started in 1988 as the first mobile, shop-at-home floor-covering franchise, a news release said.
Floor Coverings International features more than 3,000 flooring options, including environmentally friendly alternatives like recyclable carpet, hardwood, cork, bamboo and ceramic tile.
Sean Tanner spent nine years in the tourism industry in Maui before moving to the mainland to work in banking and information technology. He was laid off in 2006, but found work as a service delivery manager with Lochard Corp. in 2008.
Kim Tanner sold mutual funds until taking six years off to raise their daughters. She re-entered the workforce in the marketing field, but was laid off in 2009.
TheyÕre excited about their new start.
ÒWith SeanÕs history of managing large teams and my ability to connect and foster relationships, Floor Coverings International was the perfect fit for our family,Ó Kim said. ÒWe were equally impressed by their green flooring options, which we know is important to residents.Ó
For information, go to http://davis.floorcoveringsinternational.com or call (530) 757-6324.
A hot dog shop called Rowdy DogÕs is celebrating its grand opening in Woodland, at 353 W. Main St., Suite E, in the RaleyÕs West Gate Center.
Not a dog diner? How about deep-fried dessert? It serves deep-fried Snickers, Twinkies, Zingers and Double Stuff Oreos. Hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Call (530) 662-7859.
CindyÕs Restaurant at 4823 Chiles Road, was recently listed on the http://Sacramento.Craigslist.org site as being for sale. The listing has since expired, but an employee confirmed Thursday that it was for sale.
Last year, the diner added a new element. It converts to a Thai restaurant for dinner: Thai Dynamite.
Due to construction and permit delays, the Davis Chamber of Commerce postponed the move to its new office at Third and E streets. April 10 is the projected opening, according to Liz King, membership manager.
An open house is planned for early summer at the new address, 604 Third St. Meanwhile, its staff can still be found at 130 G St., Suite B. For information, go to http://www.davischamber.com or call (530) 756-5160.
Yolo Federal Credit Union announced Thursday that it has completed purchase of property at Fifth and G streets to build a new full service branch. The credit union will replace the former Hoffmann 76 site at 501 G St. The gas station and tanks have been removed and the ground leveled.
ÒOur Davis membership has grown substantially in the past several years,Ó YFCU President/CEO Clyde Brooker said in a news release. He hopes a central location will make it convenient for members to walk or bike there.
He estimates an early 2012 opening date.
To learn more about the 55-year-old credit union, visit http://www.yolofcu.org or call (530) 668-2700.
OTC Medical Group recently changed its name to The Hernried Center for Medical Weight Loss. A new Davis office is under construction. It will move from 2056 to 2035 Lyndell Terrace as soon as work is complete, expected sometime in May.
The business, open since 1983, came to Davis in 2004. It offers medically supervised weigh loss programs, said Dr. John Hernried, medical director.
It also has offices in Sacramento and Roseville, for information go to http://www.keepitoff.com or call (916) 978-0300.
Ñ Wendy Weitzel is a Davis resident. Her column runs occasionally on Sundays, but her Comings & Goings blog at www.davisenterprise.com has more frequent updates. ItÕs also on Facebook. If you know about a business coming or going in the area, contact her at email@example.com.