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Wendy Weitzel

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 […]

May 10, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

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 […]

May 03, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

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 ,

Make way for more Mexican food

The Mexican food restaurant La Piñata has a “Coming Soon” sign up at the former Enju Japanese Restaurant space at First and B streets. Enju closed last month. La Piñata is a Bay Area brand, with taquerias in Hayward, San Leandro, Newark, Fremont, Concord, Pittsburg and Novato. Its website says it’s been serving Mexican food […]

April 05, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

With new owner, DAC will Get Fit

Davis Athletic Club will change owners on Wednesday. Nick Walejeski of Get Fit Davis purchased the 24,000-square-foot facility at 1809 Picasso Ave. The new owner plans to continue leasing the Get Fit Davis space at 2795 Second St. The DAC facility will adopt the new company’s name. Current memberships will be grandfathered in, with an […]

March 29, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Comings & Goings downtown update

It’s time for a recap of downtown Davis Business changes from the last few months. All of these items appeared in earlier Comings & Goings columns. Food and beverage news: After more than 25 years, the Chinese restaurant Silver Dragon is closing. The eatery, at 335 F St., is due to change hands on April […]

March 26, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged

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