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Wendy Weitzel

Irish pub set to open

De Vere’s Irish Pub, filling the old Soga’s spot at 217 E St., planned a soft opening as early as this weekend, with “pre-opening” parties all week long. The restaurant’s transformation is impressive, with rich woodwork, antiques and stained glass. The deVere White family imported the main bar from Ireland, and feature family photos throughout. […]

November 06, 2011 | Posted in Blogs | Tagged ,

DeVere’s Irish Pub plans Nov. 8 opening

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

October 27, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

G Street WunderBar has soft opening

The G Street WunderBar opened on Monday. Its hours are 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. The pub, owned by former bartender Chris Armanini, will host a Halloween Ball for its grand opening party on Friday. The event, from 9 p.m. to midnight at 228 G St., is open to adults 21 and over. Admission is free. […]

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Games to stop at University Mall

The GameStop store in University Mall in Davis will close on Friday, Nov. 14, a news release announced today. “Customers can still make purchases and trade in games, accessories and consoles at … other GameStop stores in the area,” according to Larine Nixon, who handles corporate communications for GameStop Corp. The GameStop store in The […]

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Jack’s Urban Eats on its way

From Jonathan Edwards’ Enterprise story on Sunday, Oct. 23, comes news of Jack’s Urban Eats coming to town: “More servings of Sacramento flavor are on the way. Jack’s Urban Eats, a cafeteria-style restaurant that opened its flagship midtown location in 1998, plans to open a Davis location as part of a regional chain that includes […]

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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, […]

October 23, 2011 | Posted in Blogs | Tagged ,

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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