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Wendy Weitzel

Pizza wars on tap downtown

Steve’s Pizza, is almost done with its remodeling. The new franchisee, Anil Nayyar, added a bunch of 4K televisions, along with new laminate flooring, paint and restroom upgrades. The barnwood walls still remain, and its menu is largely unchanged. “We don’t want to change too much, because people, they love Steve’s Pizza,” Nayyar said. Steve’s […]

New pizza here; fresh beer near   

Three Mile Brewing Co. is heading into the final stretch of construction. If all permits go as planned, its seven owners hope to start serving to the public on Saturday, Feb. 13. The taproom is inside the Court N’ Cedar courtyard at 231 G St. Already brewing small batches, they plan to kick things off […]

Another dessert, bubble tea shop surfaces

Seems like Davis can’t get enough tapioca tea and dessert places. Bon Mange will join the crowd in January. The newest dessert and bubble tea shop will open where Vampire Penguin was, at 130 G St., Suite C. Bon Mange (French for good eats) has another store in Stockton.           French macaron cookies, macaron ice cream sandwiches, […]

January 03, 2016 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Paulina’s Boutique to close Dec. 31

Paulina’s Boutique will shutter its storefront at the end of the month. It’s the third downtown business occupying space owned by Brinley Properties to announce plans to close soon. De Luna Jewelers will close on Jan. 20 and the clothing store Preeti Girl will close on Dec. 31. Paulina’s is at 207 F St., Suite […]

December 20, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Starbucks dethrones Burger King in South Davis

One of Davis’ first drive-thru restaurants, the Burger King in South Davis, closed on Monday. It will be replaced by a Starbucks, sources confirm. The Burger King opened in 1985 at Mace Boulevard and Chiles Road. Owner John Benedict said, “It started as a bicycle drive-thru and later we were able to get a drive-thru […]

December 06, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Is de Luna’s the start of changes on Second Street?

Davis will lose one of its longest-running retailers when de Luna Jewelers closes on Jan. 26. While the two hardware stores in town and probably a handful of other merchants have longer histories, 48 years is an impressive run. Owner Dick Luna said he was hoping to delay retirement until his business hit the 50-year […]

November 22, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Comings and Goings: Are you ready for some retail?

Four new boutiques are on their way ­to downtown — three of them on G Street. That’s right. Not another bar, restaurant or tapioca tea shop. (OK, maybe I spoke too soon on the last one). Clothing stores Miyamo, ShopCuffs and Philanthropy will join the upcoming Vault Skate Boutique in the next couple of months. I’ve […]

November 08, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Sweet news for Caffé Italia, See’s Candy fans

Caffé Italia co-owner Shar Katz reports that the Davis restaurant “will keep on cooking” through the holidays, and remain open until at least the end of February. The lease was due to expire this month but property owner Ashok Patel has agreed to an extension. The City Council on Aug. 25 approved a new 120-room […]

October 25, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Comings & Goings: Big bars on hold, time to share tea

Three restaurant building permits are on hold after the City Council approved a 45-day moratorium on large bars. Blondies New York Pizza Co., which plans to fill the 330 G St. space left vacant by Little Prague, is the largest. It has 5,900 square feet of combined restaurant and bar space, and a 3,000-square-foot patio. […]

October 11, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Sam’s moves next door, La Piñata breaks open

Sam’s Mediterranean Cuisine has a new home. On Sept. 21, it moved from 247 Third St. to 301 B St. (the former ciocolat spot). “Our new menu will slightly expand, with a few new additions,” owner Samir Abughannam said. “We will add more as we go along.” Run by a large contingent of the Abughannam […]

September 27, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Fitness is a HITT in Davis

Interval training, drop-in rates keep interests up Are your muscles confused? Maybe they should be. That’s the word from some of Davis’ fitness experts, who say varying your exercises with short bursts of intensity helps your body prepare for the unexpected. And, it keeps you from getting bored — and quitting. “I think what people tend […]

September 22, 2015 | Posted in Special Editions | Tagged ,

Downtown businesses prep for rush of students

It’s September in downtown Davis, which means businesses are moving quickly to accommodate the influx UC Davis students. Here are some Core Area highlights from recent Comings & Goings columns. Taqueria La Piñata is open in the former Enju Japanese space at 305 First St., at B Street. It has a large menu featuring authentic […]

September 29, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,
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