Friday, February 27, 2015
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Frozen yogurt brain freeze ahead

By
June 7, 2009 |

Enterprise columnist

Believe it or not, more frozen yogurt is on its way to Davis. The Tutti Frutti chain is setting up in Oak Tree Plaza, next to the Nugget Market on Covell Boulevard.

(A frozen yogurt shop also has a new lease in University Mall. Read on for those details.)

The self-serve fro yo store offers many tart and traditional flavors, along with assorted toppings, mostly fresh fruit. No word yet on a projected opening date. The chainÕs headquarters are in Santa Fe Springs. Its Web site is http://www.tfyogurt.com/

ÑÑÑÑ

Ritz Camera in University Mall has lost its lease, its landlord reports. The store is part of the largest camera store chain in the United States. The chain filed for bankruptcy in February.

A lease is under way for its replacement Ñ another frozen yogurt shop Ñ according to Stacy Slater, a spokeswoman for Centro Properties, which owns the mall in the 800 block of Russell Boulevard. A Davis Ritz employee who answered the phone last week denied the closure.

Slater declined to expand on her comments or name the yogurt store. Could Pinkberry be an option? Published reports say the Southern California tart yogurt phenom plans some 30 stores in Northern California.

ÑÑÑÑ

A new tenant also has been found for the soon-to-be-vacant Gottschalks store at University Mall. The Los Angeles clothing retailer Forever 21 plans to take over all 34,000 square feet, according to last weekÕs Enterprise story.

Forever 21, which sells low-priced fashions mostly to young women, also will offer menÕs and plus-size clothing at the Davis store. Until recently, most of its stores were 24,000 square feet or less. But it has taken over several former Mervyns sites, offering a larger selection. A spokeswoman told reporter Jeff Hudson that plans are to open the store by late summer or early fall.

It is unclear whether there will be a space anytime soon for Trader JoeÕs, the specialty grocer that has tried to locate in University Mall for several years.

ÑÑÑÑ

David Robert, owner of the Davis Creamery, was in New York last week finalizing a partnership with Cookie Connection.

The creamery is in Oakshade Town Center in South Davis. It features homemade ice cream, and already has a partnership with Cupcake Craving. The Cookie Connection chainÕs area stores are in Fair Oaks and Roseville. It features a traditional selection of large cookies, baked each morning.

Robert said he hopes to start selling the cookies later this month, with a possible July 1 grand opening as Òa Davis Creamery, Cupcake Craving, Cookie Connection conglomerate.Ó

ÑÑÑÑ

Monticello Bistro owners Tony and Rhonda Gruska report that negotiations have soured in their plans for a Davis restaurant.

ÒOur fairy god-landlords, who contacted us in December telling us how much they wanted us and asking us to wait a year for them, recently had an abrupt change of heart,Ó the Gruskas wrote in an e-mail to their followers. The Davis landlords apparently have contacted a commercial Realtor, to consider a chain to fill a vacant corner spot downtown.

Meanwhile, the Gruskas are frustrated. While waiting, they passed on another prospective site for their restaurant, which lost its lease last year in Winters. The fine-dining Monticello Bistro features regional and organic ingredients. You can enjoy their food at WednesdayÕs Picnic in the Park, or by hiring the Gruskas as caterers.

ÑÑÑÑ

Recent openings include:

n Black Bear Diner, which debuted May 22 at the former Bakers Square location at Second and B streets.

n Teach Your Children, which reopened May 26 in the former Outdoor Davis spot on the E Street Plaza. Outdoor Davis moved to Second and F streets. The education supply store was previously in West Davis.

n The pasta restaurant and bar Fuzio, which reopened May 29 at 139 G St. The brand-new building is larger than its previous one in Davis Commons.

n Ara Spa opened April 21 at 636 Fourth St. It offers manicures and pedicures, massage, skin care, waxing and permanent makeup.

ÑÑÑÑ

Some recent closures include:

n The sandwich shop Pita Pit, at 213 E St., which shut its doors on May 19.

n Videos to Go, which closed May 31 at 1770 E. Eighth St. in the Davis Manor shopping center.

Ñ Wendy Weitzel is a Davis resident. Her column appears occasionally on Sundays, but her blog at http://www.davisenterprise.net/comings_and_goings is updated frequently. If you know about a business coming or going in the area, contact her at [email protected]

Comments

comments

Wendy Weitzel

Wendy Weitzel

Wendy Weitzel is a longtime journalist and Davis resident. She is a former managing editor of The Davis Enterprise, working there from 1998-2008. She has written her Comings & Goings business column since 2001. Today, she does freelance writing, editing, marketing and design.
  • Recent Posts

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this newspaper and receive notifications of new articles by email.

  • .

    News

     
    New greenhouse will add to ‘Farm to Mouth’ program

    By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    Learn about pollinators, gardens and honey at Yolo Basin fundraiser

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A1 | Gallery

    Fire damages South Davis home

    By Lauren Keene | From Page: A2 | Gallery

     
    Can you give them a home?

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A2 | Gallery

     
    For the record

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A2

    Gerber nominations close Saturday

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    Explorit: Humming right along

    By Lisa Justice | From Page: A3

    Flower arrangers feature S.F. designer

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    Celebrate Africa on Saturday at I-House

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    Spring sing-along is March 4

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    Chamber explores how to pay for Davis’ needs

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

    Wolk and Dodd team up to provide Napa earthquake tax relief

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

     
    Robb Davis to speak about homelessness, energy

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

    Class of 1970 plans 45-year reunion

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

     
    Bicycle safety course to be offered in Davis

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

     
    Documentary on immigration issues will be screened

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A5

    Learn about your brain on March 14

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

     
    A fill-up mishap

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A5

    Two free yoga classes offered March 12

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

     
    Take a night walk at Cache Creek

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

    Adopt a household for Bridge to Housing participants

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A7

     
    Workshop will teach sustainable gardening methods

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A8

     
    .

    Forum

    Tired of all of this

    By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5

     
    Cavalier attitude about bike safety

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: B6

    Start early to build healthy dental habits

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B6

     
    Tom Meyer cartoon

    By Debbie Davis | From Page: B6

     
    No extra cost for containers

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: B6

    Oral Health Project launches

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: B6

     
    Here an H, there an H

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: B6

    .

    Sports

    Off day for Aggie men at UCSB

    By Kim Orendor | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    Aggie women fall to 4th after lackluster showing

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

    Lady Devils are on to the SJS semis

    By Spencer Ault | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    Blue Devil boys expect a spike in production

    By Thomas Oide | From Page: B1 | Gallery

    Inquiring minds want to know about Aggies

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1

     
    Encouraging start for DHS boys tennis team

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1 | Gallery

    Late goal lifts Red Wings over Sharks

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B4 | Gallery

     
    Watney struggling at windy Honda Classic

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B12

     
    .

    Features

    .

    Arts

    International Film Series to present ‘Jaffa’

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A10

     
    Monticello announces March schedule

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A10

    The Artery presents ‘Stepping Into Nature’

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A10 | Gallery

     
    YoloArts’ Gallery 625 presents ‘The Poetry of Dots’

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A10 | Gallery

    ‘Focus': A sharply conceived caper

    By Derrick Bang | From Page: A11 | Gallery

     
    The Woodland Opera House announces 2015-16 season

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A12 | Gallery

    .

    Business

    Nissan’s Z remains an affordable performer

    By Ann M. Job | From Page: B3

     
    Car Care: Simple DIY steps to protect your car through all seasons

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A7

     
    .

    Obituaries

    Dieter W. Gruenwedel

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

     
    George Miller Jr.

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

    Death notice: Celia E. Recchio

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    Vernon E. Burton

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

    .

    Comics

    Comics: Friday, February 27, 2015

    By Creator | From Page: B5