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

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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.)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 [email protected]

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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.

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

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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.

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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).

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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 [email protected]

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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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