Bruce Gallaudet

Footwear in, frozen yogurt out

I’m back from a glorious vacation, and there’s lots of business news afoot. Famous Footwear is coming to Davis – to Second Street Crossing. The company website says the store will open Nov. 11 at 4625 Second St. An employee at the Woodland store confirmed the plans but not the location or date. On Thursday, […]

August 02, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Sacramento clothing boutique to add Davis store

A new women’s clothing boutique is coming to Davis. RIRE soon will move into 760 Fifth St., next to Executive Alterations & Formalwear in the Roe Building. It’s schedule to debut in September. RIRE has two other boutiques – on J Street in midtown Sacramento, and on Folsom Boulevard in East Sacramento. Owner Josie Lee said […]

July 05, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Comings and Goings: Lots brewing in Yolo County

Blue Note Brewing Company opened this weekend at 750 Dead Cat Alley in Woodland. It fills the former printing plant at The Daily Democrat. It’s a taproom with an occasional food truck. Outside food is welcome, and there are plenty of sandwich, burger and other restaurants nearby. Initial hours will be 4 to 9 p.m. […]

June 28, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Good news for downtown: No ‘goings’

There have been lots of changes in downtown businesses recently. What’s notable in the past few weeks, however, is that they are several “comings” and almost no “goings.” Here are some core-area highlights from recent columns. ———— Ground Zero Boardshop is scheduled to close on Sunday but reopen “as soon as possible” at a yet-to-be […]

June 25, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Shaved snow coming to U-Mall in another teahouse

Sno-Crave, a Taiwanese teahouse, is remodeling a space in University Mall where Sugar Plum yogurt was. Sno-Crave is based in the Bay Area, with locations in Milpitas, Union City and Fremont. A spokesman anticipates that the Davis teahouse will open in mid- or late July. The menu includes shaved snow (like Vampire Penguin) and other […]

June 21, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Fish sitting? It’s like pet sitting, only wetter

Yolo County’s biggest aquarium store, Rivers to Reef, is expanding its services, owner James Krause reports. In addition to freshwater and saltwater fish, plants and products, it will offer aquarium maintenance, fish sitting (like pet sitting), aquarium delivery and setup, and in-home consultations. For more information, stop by the store at 333 F St., Suite […]

June 07, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

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 […]

May 31, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

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 […]

May 24, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

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 […]

May 28, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

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, […]

May 17, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

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 ,

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