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Wendy Weitzel

Boardshop seeks new Davis ground

Ground Zero Boardshop fans will be happy to know its owners are actively looking for a new site in Davis. Its original store at 225 G St. lost its lease over rent increases. It will close on June 28 but reopen “as soon as possible” at another downtown location, manager Kyle Feder said Thursday. Ground […]

Baker raises the bar – s’more

There’s a new bakery in Davis, delivering an addicting version of a campfire favorite. Earlier this month, Davis resident and 2004 UC Davis grad Jenn Cheng launched S’mores Bar. It doesn’t have a storefront, but offers free delivery in Davis. The bars have a graham cracker crust and cookie dough middle mixed with marshmallows, chocolate […]

Restaurant chains getting popular downtown

There have been lots of changes in downtown businesses recently. Here are some highlights from recent Comings & Goings columns. Comings: A new Italian restaurant and bar is planned for the former Little Prague site at 330 G St. The owners are connected to the Evelyn’s Big Italian Pizzeria & Ristorante in Vacaville, but do […]

Online store helps Davis laugh at itself

The Davis Store — “Where Ripley’s Believe It or Not meets Mayberry” — is online and open for business at http://thedavisstore.com. It features Davis products, a Tiny Town Blog chronicling Davis life, and a Free Museum preserving our place in history. Among other funnies, the museum includes an image and explanation of the 1994 “audible snoring” citation, […]

Ground Zero skating out of Davis

The Ground Zero Boardshop in Davis will close at the end of June. In a May 4 Facebook post, the store blamed rent increases. “Unfortunately … the owner of our building has not renewed our lease after 17 years of being in the same location, so we are clearing out the Davis location now through […]

New firm helps students on path to college

Davis has a new education consulting company helping high schoolers and their families deal with the stress of school, teen life and college admissions. Élan Advising’s two-pronged approach includes Academic Success Coaching and College Admissions Consulting. Owner/President Eda Chen, a UC Davis alumna, calls the first process “academic-centered life coaching for teens.” Starting as early […]

For Iron Brew winners, Class is in Session at Sudwerk

Four UC Davis students in Charlie Bamforth’s Practical Malting and Brewing class earned more than good grades for their final project — a beer called Class is in Session IPA. They earned a chance to work with Sudwerk Brewing Co. and produce their winning recipe on a commercial scale. Each year, students in the Food Science […]

April 29, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Big Italian food, sports bar to fill Little Prague

Little Prague Bohemian Restaurant has been closed since July, so when I saw a group of people chatting Thursday inside that courtyard, I stopped. I ended up meeting the guys who just signed a new lease. Jason Ojeda and John Russell are from the Vacaville area. They are among several partners in what they describe […]

April 26, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

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April 18, 2015 | Posted in Media Post

Tucos closes; new Japanese, pizza, subs debut

The esteemed wine bar and restaurant Tucos closed last Sunday. Owner and chef Pru Mendez told me he ran out of money. Tucos opened in 2004 in the Depot Building at 130 G St., and expanded into an adjoining space in 2011. Mendez served inventive and delicious small plates, highlighting local bounty. His wine list […]

April 19, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Fitness programs gain momentum, heat

Fitness options are expanding rapidly in Davis. Thrive is a new women’s program at Get Fit Davis. The eight-week program “centers around fitness, food and well-being,” said owner/coach Amy Spence, a 1996 Davis High grad. She’s a triathlete who “returned to Davis in 2013 to raise my 3 kids under 6.” It kicks off on […]

April 12, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,
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