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Bravo! Mexican restaurant on its way

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From page A8 | February 26, 2012 | 3 Comments

A Mexican food restaurant called El Toro Bravo will replace Baja Fresh at 237 D St. It’s under the same ownership as nearby Burgers & Brew and Crepeville. The eatery appears to be a small chain, with the closest one in Truckee.

A license to sell alcohol is posted in the window, with an application date of Feb. 13.

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The Ben & Jerry’s ice cream store in Davis Commons will serve its last scoop on Wednesday. The store, at 500 First St., will close at 5 p.m. instead of its regular 11 p.m.

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The Marketplace in North Davis has a new tenant. Leslie’s Pool Supply is filling the former Blockbuster video spot. A spokeswoman with the company said it could open as early as April.

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In the other empty Blockbuster space, downtown, Panera Bread its being prepped. Officials recently revised their projected opening dates for the Davis store. The cafe bakery should open at Third and F streets in early June, spokesman Luke Lambert said.

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The Vietnamese restaurant Pho King IV is ready to go, an owner said Thursday, but it’s waiting for city approval. Looks like it may be March before it opens at 226 Third St. in Davis, near the university.

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The new First Street Real Estate had its grand opening on Thursday. The office, at 423 First St., is a Re/MAX Gold location.

The five agents, who all moved from Coldwell-Banker Doug Arnold Real Estate, are Suzanne  Kimmel, Anita Dhesi, Murre Traverso, Donna Arnold and Claire Black Slotton. Tiffany Hurst is the office manager.

Visit http://FirstStreetRealEstate.com or call (530) 204-5444.

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The Lily’s Boutique at 218 E St., in the E Street Plaza, is staying put. The owner was considering closing or moving, but chose to remodel the women’s clothing store instead.

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Expressions Systems LLC, which cultivates and manufactures cell culture media to sell to the pharmaceutical industry, has begun construction on a two-floor, 27,484-square-foot laboratory at 603 Cantrill Drive, The Enterprise reported earlier this month.

The biotech firm is moving from Woodland because it outgrew its space at 26 Harter Ave., Suite 2.

The story said the company would employ a staff of eight, with the potential for 20 employees within a few years.

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On Feb. 14, Weight Watchers moved its meetings from Redwood Park to the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. Meetings will be at 9:30 a.m., and 12:15 and 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays; and 8 and 9:30 a.m. Saturdays. The Tuesday lunchtime meeting is new. Weigh-ins start 30 minutes before meeting times.

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The Hanlees Auto Group recently abandoned its application to add Volkswagen to its name, a sign that the VWs won’t be coming to town anytime soon.

— Wendy Weitzel is a Davis resident. Her column runs occasionally on Sundays, but her Comings & Goings blog at www.davisenterprise.com has more frequent updates. Comings & Goings is also on Facebook. If you know about a business coming or going in the area, contact Wendy at wendyedit@gmail.com.

Wendy Weitzel

Wendy Weitzel

Wendy Weitzel is a longtime journalist and Davis resident. She is a former managing editor of The Davis Enterprise, working there from 1998-2008. She has written her Comings & Goings business column since 2001. Today, she does freelance writing, editing, marketing and design.
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  • Bravo! Mexican restaurant on its way | Davis Enterprise |February 24, 2012 - 6:09 am

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  • Dee ReyJune 20, 2012 - 5:42 pm

    I have owned and operated el Toro brave in Capitola since 1967 and the one in Truckee since 1986. You can not use my name. If you need more information contact Mike or Trini at (530)587-3557 or call the office at (831)462-0471

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  • Rich RifkinJune 20, 2012 - 6:40 pm

    "I have owned and operated el Toro brave ..." Brave? FWIW, Google informs me that there are restaurants called El Toro Bravo across the U.S. In Costa Mesa, CA, there is one; and there is another in Champaign, IL; and one more in Milwaukee, WI. In Annapolis, MD, there is an El Toro Bravo. There is one in Sarasota, FL; one more in Roswell, NM; and yet another in Portland, OR. In Dublin, Ireland, there is a bar called El Toro Bravo. Ventana Bicycles in Sacramento makes a one-speed bike called El Toro Bravo. And in Madrid, Spain, there is a well known painting called El Toro Bravo. It seems like this name cannot be trademarked. It is everywhere in the public domain.

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