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Wendy Weitzel

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

Davis’ restaurant glut slays Silver Dragon

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 1, a family member said. Jimmy Kieng, brother of owner Nhi Kieng, said another Asian restaurant — possibly specializing in seafood ­— would replace Silver Dragon. It was 1:30 p.m. on […]

March 22, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

New buzz in store for bar space

The owners of ChickPeas think Anderson Plaza needs a caffeine fix. They plan to open a coffeehouse called Coffee Shots in the West Covell Boulevard center. Mike and Ilanit “Valerie” Ben Namer once owned a coffee shop in Israel. In August, they opened ChickPeas, which serves quick and tasty Middle Eastern food. They have a […]

March 15, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Charitable refreshment

Soroptimist International of Davis members will serve you a cold one and a smile when Picnic in the Park returns on Wednesdays, starting March 18. Members Carol MacDonald, left, Mary Parton, Janice Bissell, Katherine Hess and Danae Kelley are among the many volunteers who staff the booth from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Patrons can choose […]

March 15, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

It’s game over for Memorial Union arcade

It’s the end of an era for UC Davis’ Memorial Union Games Area. The arcade games and pool table were sold on Wednesday. It is all part of the Memorial Union Renewal project, which begins March 23. Matt Facile, director of building services for Campus Recreation and Unions, told UCD’s Dateline that the token-operated games […]

March 08, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

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