Sunday, March 1, 2015
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
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New grilled cheese, if you please

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From page A8 | April 07, 2013 |

The Melt, which serves “grilled cheese happiness,” is coming soon to Davis Commons. The eatery fills Ben & Jerry’s former space. The San Francisco chain has 14 stores in the Bay Area and Los Angeles. Davis will be its 15th.

“This fast casual eatery combines chef-inspired, all natural, wholesome food with innovative online ordering technology in an eco friendly environment,” its website says.

Its menu features five different grilled cheese sandwiches, four soups, and five combos that include soups. There are add-ins like tomato, bacon, ham or turkey, and a free option for gluten-free bread. One sandwich, the Mac Daddy, is filled with macaroni and cheddar. Drinks include all-natural sodas and milkshakes. Desserts feature soft-serve and chocolate-dipped ice cream cones, and a Chocolate Marshmallow S’more Melt (grilled inside bread).

The management team is filled with tech execs and led by Flip Video founder Jonathan Kaplan. Board members include Ron Johnson, former head of retail operations at Apple; and two Silicon Valley venture capitalists.

I’ll keep you posted when I learn when it’s scheduled to open. Its website is www.themelt.com.

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As reported last week in The Enterprise, South Davis coffeehouse Common Grounds lost its lease and closed last Sunday. Property owner Regency Centers is making room for Pet Food Express, a Bay Area-based chain.

Regency Centers is a Jacksonville, Fla.-based company that owns 348 shopping centers in the U.S. It bought Oakshade Town Center, at Cowell Boulevard and Pole Line Road in South Davis, in 2011. A petition on change.org has collected 628 signatures a of late Thursday, requesting that the center’s management reconsider. Mayor Joe Krovoza and Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada have also voiced concern.

Meanwhile, owners Son Chung and Michelle Kim are looking for a new space. Reports say they are interested in spots near Save Mart, or three downtown spaces: in the Davis Food Co-op center, near the Amtrak Station or near Central Park.

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Massage Heights is coming soon to the former Massage Envy space (Suite 100) in The Marketplace in North Davis. It offers massages and facials. For more information, visit www.massageheights.com/CA/davis-marketplace.aspx.

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Bobby Coyote reports that Jack’s Urban Eats may open in The Marketplace by late April or sometime next month.

“Progress is coming along very well. The buildout is moving very quickly and looking very nice, with lots of fun color on the walls,” he wrote in an email late last month. “We have most of the crew hired and starting to train at different Jack’s around the Sacramento region. The city of Davis has been great to work with, so with a little luck we might be able to open before Picnic Day (April 20)!”

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Wingstop is under construction at 408 G St. Proprietors Sukh and Bal Randhawa hope to open it by the end of April. The take-out restaurant makes Buffalo wings to order. Its Facebook page, www.facebook.com/daviswingstop, has instructions for applying for jobs.

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I rarely mention Dixon businesses, but there’s a new indoor playplace that Davis parents will like. Playland is scheduled to open May 9 at 410 Gateway Drive in the Mash Gateway complex, which faces eastbound Interstate 80. For parents, there’s an espresso bar, lounge and “a separate area for laptop users who absolutely have to get some work done,” its website says. There’s a retail outlet selling “gently used” children’s and maternity clothing.

It has several themed play areas, including Princess Boutique, Retro Diner, Pirate’s Cove, Market and Tot Spot. Birthday party packages are available. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m, on weekends. For more information, visit www.playlandcenters.com.

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I usually don’t promote store merchandise, either, but this is news: Boheme Hip Used Clothing, at 409 Third St., just started selling bow ties. This winter I spent several hours searching Yolo County retail and thrift stores for a black bow tie for my son’s school concert attire. Hopefully this will save you from similar frustration. Bow ties haven’t been available on a regular basis anywhere in town since James Anthony Men’s Wear closed in early 2010.

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The Mustard Seed Restaurant is under new ownership. Steve and Lynn Kwon purchased it from Paul and Robyn Bergman, who opened it in 1985. It’s at 222 D St.

A note on its website reads: “Chef-owners Steve & Lynn Kwon and their talented crew are dedicated to feeding the hungry people of Davis and the surrounding communities. … As well as welcoming our new customers,
we would like to thank our loyal customers for their support
of our restaurant and staff over the years. We could not and would not be here without you.”

The Kwons purchased the restaurant in a bulk sale, which included all of the furniture, menus, recipes and a transfer of the liquor license. They recently purchased a house in Woodland, and have a daughter who attends UC Davis. No word yet on plans to expand back to include lunch hours.

— Wendy Weitzel is a Davis resident. Her column runs occasionally on Sundays, but her Comings & Goings Facebook page has frequent updates. If you know about a business coming or going in the area, contact Wendy at [email protected].

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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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