Thursday, October 2, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Tacos & Beer to open soon; Lily’s clothing store is back

By
March 5, 2010 |

Special to The Enterprise

The three brothers who own Tacos & Beer at 715 Second St. hope to have the restaurant open by the first week of April. It fills the spot last held by TogoÕs.

Joe, Antonio and Oscar Romero also own La Fogata at Fourth and Main streets in Woodland. The Woodland restaurant, open since 1971, is owned by their whole family, including two other brothers, Joe said.

Tacos & Beer will have hours seven days a week, opening at 11 a.m. and staying open until 3 a.m. on Thursday through Sunday nights. The Mexican food menu emphasizes tacos, and will offer a variety of salsas. All tortillas Ñ corn and flour Ñ will be made fresh with their on-site tortilla

machines.

(I previously reported the name as ÒBeer & Tacos,Ó because that was the name printed on the alcohol license posted in the window.)

ÑÑÑ

MermaidÕs Seafood & Grill opened Wednesday at 2191 Cowell Blvd., next to Dos Coyotes in South Davis.

Owner Sam Chimera of Dixon said the restaurant offers comfort seafood and a casual grill atmosphere. ItÕs much different than the Fins restaurant it replaces.

Instead of a fresh fish counter, MermaidÕs has a full bar with a lighted counter, and nine televisions. Chimera is working with Bobby Coyote of Dos Coyotes to coordinate live music in their shared courtyard.

The restaurantÕs hours are 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily, offering weekend brunches as well as daily lunches and dinners. Live music will entertain patrons up to 10 times a month. A disc jockey will play inside from 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. on certain nights.

ÑÑÑ

The womenÕs fashion boutique LilyÕs is back. The store opened Wednesday at 218 E St., the former site of Pinkadot 2, in E Street Plaza.

Owner Dina Furman of Davis sells womenÕs clothing, jewelry and accessories. She buys and sells consignments as well. The most expensive item in the store Thursday was a $65 cocktail dress, she said.

You may remember LilyÕs Fashion Lounge, which was open from 1997 to 2007 at 211 G St.

ÒI never wanted to close,Ó Furman said, citing high rent. The economy has made lease prices more affordable, however.

SheÕs also a clothing designer, and will release her line in May.

ÑÑÑ

Taste of Thai may open later this month at 301 G St., the former site of Noodle

Express.

Husband-and-wife owners Vitavat Lumpongpoung and Duangthida Sahatranseekul have other restaurants of the same name in Sacramento, Natomas and Roseville.

An employee at the Natomas restaurant said once the Davis site passes city inspections, it is prepared to open. That could take two weeks or more, he said Wednesday.

ÑÑÑ

Logos Books opened its doors on Saturday, Feb. 27, at 513 Second St.

Logos has operated as a small Internet used book seller for nearly a decade. It specializes in nonfiction, scholarly and out-of-print books in areas such as math, engineering and physics. The store offers a broader selection, including contemporary fiction and childrenÕs books.

It is owned by Peter Linz, a UC Davis emeritus professor of math and computer science, and his wife, Susan. Profits from book sales are split between the international relief organizations Save the Children and Doctors without Borders. Since 2000, it has contributed more than $45,000 to the charities.

Logos purchases used books at competitive prices, and welcome donations, Susan Linz said.

They plan an open house on Saturday, March 20, during normal business hours, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. It also will take part in the April 9 Second Friday ArtAbout sponsored by the Davis Downtown Business Association. Featured artist is Jeff Granett.

For information, call (530) 400-1083 or e-mail logosusedbooks@gmail.com.

ÑÑÑ

Construction begins Monday on a new building for Midtown Animal Clinic at 525 Rowe Place in Davis.

The building will go up in place of the clinicÕs parking lot. Once the new building is completed, the old one will be demolished and that space will be turned into a new parking lot. Carol Gravem, hospital manager, told The Enterprise that MidtownÕs current building, constructed in 1971, needed so many renovations that they decided to start anew.

The new building will have most of the same features and functionality but with a modern look. The nearly 5,000-square-foot clinic will be about 1,000 square feet larger than the current one. The clinic uses about three-quarters of that area. For more information, visit http://www.midtownanimalclinic.com.

ÑÑÑ

Alphabet Moon Toys & Treasures completed its move into The NaturalistÕs old spot at 235 F St. It reopened Friday, Feb. 26.

ÑÑÑ

On Feb. 22, Dixon Hardware and Lumber added a JCPenney Catalog Service Center at its store at 1505 N. First St. in Dixon. Operated by Tony Tryba, the catalog service center offers shop-at-home and online catalog ordering services. Orders may be picked up at the service center or delivered.

ÑÑÑ

A hair salon named Salon Jewel opened Jan. 5 in the Davisville Professional Center, at 1107 Kennedy Place. The owners are Lisha Martinez and Kathy Delgado. For information, call (530) 297-JEWL (5395).

ÑÑÑ

The Chevron station at 1601 Research Park Drive has a new Chinese food vendor called Gold Town, after Hometown Chinese opened a new restaurant in Mansion Square at Second and E streets on Feb. 8.

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 wendyedit@gmail.com

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.
.

News

Davis, discovered

By Fred Gladdis | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
 
Sunder wants to expand opportunities for all

By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A1

CalPERS members: Here’s how to choose Sutter Health

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A2

 
Standing In: Sponge baths, and other perils of the restaurant biz

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A2

 
At Davis intersections, let’s be careful out there

By Kim Orendor | From Page: C2 | Gallery

Oktoberfest features Grand Isle Fire Brigade

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
Sunder supporters gather on Sunday

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3

Trokanski discusses new project on ‘Davisville’

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3

 
Learn more about Boy Scouts during upcoming events

By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A3

Third-graders face high-stakes reading targets

By The Associated Press | From Page: A3

 
Learn how to ride a bike in Davis

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

Feinstein, Boxer depend on red-leaning Senate races

By San Francisco Chronicle | From Page: A3

 
Gallery hosts poetry night

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3

Parenting advice on radio show

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

 
Archer event set for Sunday

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

Per Capita: Tales from the back burner

By John Mott-Smith | From Page: A4

 
Sunflower power at the Winters Community Library

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Tour gives opportunity to watch moonrise in the bypass

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4 | Gallery

 
UC campuses aim to be more inclusive to LGBT students

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

Register to vote by Oct. 20

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
Check out Soroptimists at info night

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Helping disabled ag workers stay in agriculture

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

 
Energy plan calls for big renewables projects in state’s deserts

By San Francisco Chronicle | From Page: A5

Election programming available through Davis Media Access

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A5

 
Yolo County flu vaccination clinics ready for the season

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

Junior high students invited to math festival

By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A5

 
Shelter volunteers take on play time, poop detail

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5 | Gallery

Unitrans persists through changing times

By Lily Holmes | From Page: C6 | Gallery

 
Farmers Market hosts Fall Festival

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A8 | Gallery

School spending by rich parents widens wealth gap

By The Associated Press | From Page: A8 | Gallery

 
Up for a fun day trip? Take a bike to Bike Dog

By Elizabeth Case | From Page: C8 | Gallery

Volunteers are trained to help with train questions

By Bob Schultz | From Page: A10 | Gallery

 
There are plenty of fun activities around town

By Enterprise staff | From Page: C13 | Gallery

Getting from here to there by buses, planes and trains

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: C14 | Gallery

 
.

Forum

Feeling shunned after tragedy

By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5

 
Climate change is coming for you

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

A true vision for peace

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

 
Drivers, just follow the rules

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

Let’s fix the park deck

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

 
‘Maupin’s Law’ 2.0: Prevention is better than punishment

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

Tom Meyer cartoon

By Debbie Davis | From Page: A6

 
Choose Archer, Sunder, Adams

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

Barbara Archer for school board

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

 
Vote for change on board

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

Poppenga considers all students

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

 
.

Sports

 
Despite 168 points allowed, PSU defense may not be lousy

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

Bumgarner, Crawford help Giants slam Bucs

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Cheung paces Devils past Pacers on the pitch

By Evan Ream | From Page: B1 | Gallery

DHS JV runners shine in varsity events

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B2

 
Youth roundup: Diamonds swing to victories at Vineyard Classic

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B2 | Gallery

 
Sports briefs: DHS girls tennis goes three for three

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B8

.

Features

Davis robotics team pays it forward

By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A7 | Gallery

 
.

Arts

Natsoulas to host mural conference

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A9

 
Wineaux: Picking the last rosé of summer

By Susan Leonardi | From Page: A9

Odd Fellows to screen classic Westerns

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

 
Robbie Fulks will visit ‘Live in the Loam’ on KDRT

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

Old Macs get new life at art exhibit

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

 
Woodland Opera House rounds up cowboy poetry, music

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

Music for brass, choir and organ set at DCC

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

 
.

Business

.

Obituaries

Anne Elizabeth Elbrecht

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

 
.

Comics

Comics: Thursday, October 2, 2014

By Creator | From Page: B6