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Wendy Weitzel

Two pubs plan opening parties

DeVere’s Irish Pub, filling the old Soga’s spot at 217 E St., plans a pre-opening party on Nov. 8 for its Facebook fans. The event originally was planned for Oct. 17, but was postponed. On Tuesday, the deVere White family wrote this on the pub’s Facebook page: “Due to licensing setbacks that are beyond our control, […]

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Orange Hut closes today

Orange Hut, the longtime Chinese restaurant at 226 Third St. near the university, closed for good Friday night. The employee I spoke with said a Vietnamese noodle soup restaurant based in Sacramento will fill the spot. It plans to remodel, with hopes of opening in November.

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Solar company moves its Davis headquarters

Blue Oak Energy, a solar energy engineering and construction firm founded in 2003,  announced Thursday that it moved its Davis headquarters to a larger and more modern space. The new 10,000-square-foot facility at 1560 Drew Ave. will provide the ability to double in staff as the solar industry scales to meet demand, a news release […]

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Shuz is out, Sole Desire steps in

Despite its signs about a temporary closure, Shuz is gone for good. The Davis shoe store’s space reopened Sept. 24 as Sole Desire. The Sonoma-based chain, around since 1990, has stores in Petaluma, Burlingame and Santa Rosa, according to its website, http://www.soledesire.com. It offers domestic and international brands of comfort and fashion footwear. A Davis […]

Queen of Sheba update

Zion Taddese, owner of the Ethiopian restaurant Queen of Sheba, confirmed today that it is closed for good at 213 E St. “I am hoping to reopen soon when I find a better location, but I still have the Sacramento Broadway location — it’s not far from Davis. Thank you for your support.” The Sacramento […]

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Queen of Sheba is closed

The Ethiopian restaurant Queen of Sheeba, 213 E St., is closed. I’m trying to contact the owner to see if it’s just temporary.

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Halloween stores creep into Davis

It may still be September, but seasonal Halloween stores are creeping into town. Xtreme Halloween is open at 612 Fourth St., at E street, in the spot last held by Baciarini’s Marital Arts (which moved to 912 Fifth St.) Xtreme Halloween is independently owned, with its base store is in Roseville. Hours are 11 a.m.to […]

New law office in town

Davis native and first-year attorney Justin Lowenthal opened the Lowenthal Law Office in downtown Davis on May 15. “My practice concentrates on corporate and small business law, but I also assist clients with real estate matters, estate planning, and civil litigation,” he said. Lowenthal lives in Davis. Before opening his practice, he was an intern […]

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AgraQuest expands

The sustainable crop protection company AgraQuest is expanding. The company is celebrating the renovation and expansion of its lab space with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 13 at 1530 Drew Ave.   The growing Davis company’s revenues saw a 30 percent per annum boost in the past three years, allowing it to add 53 jobs. Most […]

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Halloween stores open

It may still be September, but seasonal Halloween stores are popping up in Davis. Xtreme Halloween is open at 612 Fourth St., at E street, in the spot last held by Baciarini’s Marital Arts (which moved to 912 Fifth St.) Xtreme Halloween’s main store is in Roseville. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. […]

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Stone Soup plans grand opening

Stone Soup Catering and To Go plans a grand opening on Saturday, Oct. 1, at 423-B L St. Its hours will be 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays.

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Mountain Mike’s Pizza closes

Mountain Mike’s Pizza, at 4615 Cowell Blvd. in the El Macero Shopping Center in South Davis, closed late last month.

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New pet grooming business

I reported in my last column the pet groomer The Craft of Fo’ Paws moved to Woodland. Filling its space at the Ace Rock Yard is Pawsitive Groomers. Vicki Bunfill, Jessica Castorena and Kiana Freitas were with The Craft of Fo’ Paws until it gave up its lease on April 19. The trio opened the […]

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