Thursday, December 25, 2014

The deep dish on BakerÕs Square

December 7, 2008 |

Enterprise columnist

Rumors that BakerÕs Square is closing are not true, said the manager of the Davis restaurant, Santos Flores.

He said a competitor is spreading the word that BakerÕs Square is not taking holiday pie orders because it is not sure it will be around to fill them.

(According to the BakerÕs Square Web site, parent company Vicorp filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in April, and hired a new CEO in May.)

But Flores said the diner and pie shop at 255 Second St. is gladly accepting holiday pie orders. Call (530) 756-4190.


Enterprise staff writer Claire St. John reported on Nov. 30 that the deal fell through for a Trader JoeÕs at University Mall.

The mallÕs management blamed Òoverriding market conditionsÓ on its inability to meet an October agreement that would have moved Radiological Associates of Sacramento to West Davis. The imaging center has a long-term lease for the space where the specialty grocer would go.

Fans of the grocer hope itÕs just one more bump in the road to what eventually will be a Davis store. It would be nice if the chain broadened its search to other vacant store sites, like Westlake Plaza on Lake Boulevard or Davis Manor on East Eighth.

Trader JoeÕs argument that it wants a store closer to the freeway doesnÕt make sense. If you shop at TJs, none of its Sacramento area stores is easy to access.


Michelle Mattingly, co-owner of Beach Hut Deli, said Wednesday that the specialty sandwich shop and bar at 109 E St. may open this week, but definitely by Monday, Dec. 15.

Final inspections are scheduled for Monday. Call 758-SURF (7873).


Barista Brew owner Paul Pannu said the coffee shop at 431 G St. in the new Roe Building is scheduled to open Monday, Dec. 15.

The cafeÕs primary focus will be coffee. It also will feature pastries, sandwiches and desserts. A frozen yogurt machine will feature a couple of flavors each day.


The Sacramento Business Journal reports that Burlington Coat Factory will take over the spot left vacant by the Target store at County Fair Fashion Mall.

No word yet on what will happen to the MervynÕs, which is closing soon. A call to the mall office went unanswered.


On a personal note, I want to let readers know this is my first column written entirely from home. After a decade at The Enterprise, my job as managing editor became a victim of a double-whammy: a declining industry caught up in a devastating economy.

But this only highlights why itÕs so important to support local businesses and your community newspaper. I urge you to spend your precious holiday dollars in local stores. Those merchants give so much to the community, and when they thrive, we all do. Their advertising dollars are what keep an independent community newspaper strong.

Please continue to send thoughts and tips to my new e-mail address: IÕd love to be able to report lots of ÒComingsÓ and no more ÒGoings.Ó

Ñ Wendy Weitzel is a Davis resident. Her column runs occasionally on Sundays, but her Comings & Goings blog at is frequently updated. If you know about a business coming or going in the area, contact her at



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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