Sunday, November 23, 2014
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Pizza returns to South Davis

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January 30, 2009 |

As of Thursday, Mountain MikeÕs Pizza is back in Davis.

The eatery, at 4615 Cowell Blvd. in the El Macero Shopping Center, closed last summer. Its new owner is Jim Haines, a loan officer with Comstock Mortgage in Sacramento. He commutes 42 miles from Newcastle, but hopes to eventually move here, he said Monday night.

He heard about the franchise opening from a friend who owns 75 of the pizzerias. Since the loan business is sort of slow these days, he saw it as an exciting opportunity. He said he wants to offer a fun community gathering place.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, but may be extended if business warrants. Call (530) 792-0700 or go to http://www.mountainmikes.com.

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CindyÕs Restaurant is changing hands. Owner Jim Hartwick said the diner, at 4823 Chiles Road, near Taco Bell, has been sold. Escrow should close Tuesday or Wednesday.

Hartwick declined to name the new owners or their plans for the place. He said there shouldnÕt be any major changes immediately.

Meanwhile, he is looking forward to retirement.

CindyÕs, probably the only true diner in town, is open for breakfast and lunch. Its hours are 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays, and 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends.

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Monticello Bistro has been looking for a Davis site since August, when it lost its lease in Winters. Today, its owners report they are no closer to finding one.

In December, Tony and Rhonda Gruska were hopeful theyÕd have a storefront by ValentineÕs Day. But in an e-mail to customers last week, they said, ÒWe are clearly not going to be up and running by February, so at this point we are extending our deadline to within the year or perhaps at the beginning of next year. We can say that when we do re-open, we plan to knock your socks off!Ó

Meanwhile, catering is their venue. Go to http://www.monticello-bistro.com.

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The recession is hurting all kinds of businesses, including local bands.

Rene Martucci of Cold Shot reports that her Davis bandÕs 11-year run of performing Wednesday nights at FroggyÕs has come to an end. Its last date at the Second and G streets bar was Jan. 21.

ÒThe slow economy hit Froggy’s a few months ago and they couldn’t continue our weekly Cold Shot shows, at least for now,Ó she said.

MartucciÕs husband Richard is her bandmate. They travel elsewhere to perform, Òbut we always look to keep (our) weekly venue in our hometown of Davis.Ó Fans follow the band on Facebook and Myspace, she said.

But have no fear, Cold Shot fans. The band has adopted a new local show, just down G Street. Starting Wednesday, it will be at Little Prague, 330 G St.

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No word on whether any of the local Starbucks shops will be among the 300 under-performing stores the coffee chain plans to close.

A spokeswoman for the company, responding to questions last week from The EnterpriseÕs Sharon Stello, said 200 of those stores are in the U.S.

ÒThe closure list is being finalized and will be available after impacted partners have been notified,Ó the statement said. Employees who are laid off will be offered severance packages based on job level and/or years of service.

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Ono Teriyaki of Woodland has expanded its weekday hours to

offer breakfast. The eatery, at 10 N. East St., is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Weekend hours remain 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The new breakfast menu features omelets, eggs and breakfast burritos, served with traditional breakfast meats and hash browns or rice.

Lunch and dinner still feature teriyaki bowls, sushi, Hawaiian barbecue plates and noodle bowls.

For information, call (530) 666-4277 or go to http://www.onoteriyaki.com. As of press time, the new breakfast menu hadnÕt been added.

Ñ Wendy Weitzel is a Davis resident. Her column runs occasionally on Sundays, but her Comings &

Goings blog at www.davisenterprise.com is frequently

updated. If you know about a business coming or going in the area, contact her at wendyedit@gmail.com

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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.
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