Wendy Weitzel

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 ,

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

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