Wendy Weitzel

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 ,

Online store will celebrate, mock People’s Republic of Davis

As Davis residents, we know our town has a quirky side. Shelley Dunning wants us to wear that with pride — perhaps on a T-shirt, bumper sticker or poster. Dunning will unveil The Davis Store and Free Museum on April 1 (no foolin’). The planned e-commerce site is http://thedavisstore.com. Merchandise will laud some of the fodder […]

March 01, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Caffé Italia dancing to a new menu

Caffé Italia has a new menu, and is transitioning to a new name​. “Not to worry … everything is the same … except for the name!” its Facebook page says. Kevin and Shar Katz also own Dancing Tomato Caffé in Yuba City. The Davis menu highlights the restaurant as a family dining, coffee shop, pizzeria, bar […]

February 22, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Comings and Goings: Tuesday Morning says good night

Sunday is Tuesday Morning’s last morning at the El Macero Shopping Center. It’s closing. Employees at the discount home goods store say plans are to relocate somewhere else in Davis – in 2016. The retailer is at 417 Mace Blvd. ———— Also in the El Macero center, Huku Japanese Bistro is finishing up construction at 4615 […]

February 15, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Grilled cheese outlet melts; RadioShack to Sprint

The Melt served its last grilled cheese on Tuesday in Davis Commons. The eatery didn’t have the space to accommodate the chain’s new concept, which included burger melts and chicken melts. Employees told me last month that the company might be looking for another location in town. The store, at 500 First St., opened in […]

February 08, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Beer and food: a happy couple

Pairing food and beer What: Certified beer server Erin Lockett will offer two classes this month When: Friday, 7-8 p.m. (RSVP by noon Thursday) or Feb. 14, 7-8 p.m. (RSVP by Feb. 12) Cost: $30 per person Where: Sudwerk Restaurant Pilsner Room, 2001 Second St., Davis RSVP: Email [email protected] or call/text 949-636-2745 Davis class offers […]

February 04, 2015 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

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