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Comings and Goings: Plans brewing for collaborative tea house — with a twist

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From page A13 | April 21, 2013 |

Davis Community Church members are still working on a business plan to turn their 3,500-square-foot Fellowship Hall into a nonprofit, collaborative tea and coffee house and arts venue. Mosaic Tea & Coffee would provide job training and experience for people with disabilities. It would use a pay-what-you-can model and be the first in town to offer extra amenities for families.

The Fellowship Hall is at 421 D St. The business model calls for a community gathering place with music, theater, TEDx-style workshops and craft fairs. A children’s play area would entertain kids while adults gather to enjoy specialties like loose-leaf teas and gluten-free products.

The Rev. Bill Habicht said they are still trying to work out the financials before the plan goes to the board.

“The business plan is only the road map. The real work begins if the proposal is approved,” he said. “That’s where we’ll be inviting the entire community into the process, through working groups. The community will help to define the actuality of Mosaic.”

An interactive Prezi presentation about Mosaic Tea & Coffee is available on the Davis Community Church website, http://www.dccpres.org, under the “Serving” tab. (The URL is too long to print here).

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Yogurtland has a “coming soon” sign up at The Marketplace, in the long-vacant spot last filled by Cold Stone Creamery. The Irvine-based frozen yogurt franchise has been around since 2006. It focuses on real, high-quality ingredients and rotates from a long list of flavors. To see the list, visit http://www.yogurt-land.com

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I spoke last week with an executive from The Melt, which plans to start serving “grilled cheese happiness” at the Davis Commons in late August or early September. Paul Coletta, chief marketing officer, said the Bay Area startup is growing fast, with 15 stores opening since it launched in 2011.

Many of those stores are in college towns.

“We believe that is our customer, and the spot is ideal,” Coletta said, citing the parking, patio and Davis Commons’ grounds at First and E streets. “We like what’s happening with the center, with the inclusion of Whole Foods. This is a customer that appreciates better food. That’s what we cater to.”

Coletta said there should be a soft opening in late August, with a grand opening in September, once UC Davis classes start. They usually announce a grand opening promotion through Facebook, giving fans a password for free food. When the Berkeley store opened a year ago, 2,000 people came to claim a free sandwich.

Its main menu features five different grilled cheese sandwiches, four soups and five combos that include soups. Breakfast items are available as well. For details, visit www.themelt.com.

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Jack’s Urban Eats will open May 2 in The Marketplace, a sign on its window reports. Its menu features, sandwiches, salads, chicken strips, and specialty sides like sweet potato fries, mac & cheese and mashed potatoes.

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Also slated to open the first week of May is Wingstop. The take-out restaurant makes Buffalo wings to order. It is at 408 G St., near El Mariachi.

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You may have read that after much community outcry, the South Davis coffeehouse Common Grounds has acquired a new space, next to its old one in Oakshade Town Center. It closed at the end of March. Property owner Regency Centers is making room for Pet Food Express, a Bay Area-based chain.

In an April 8 letter to customers, posted on Facebook, owners Son Chung and Michelle Kim thanked supporters and announced plans to reopen in three months in their new spot, which also will feature more outdoor seating.

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In March, Davis artist Kyle Monhollen launched his own design business, 2407 Graphics. He provides custom design and printing services, graphics and lettering for logos, posters, ads and more. His office is at 231 G St., Suite 26 (by appointment).

Monhollen is co-founder of the Davis Live Music Collective, the nonprofit group that’s brought great music here since 2011. The popularity of his pop culture posters for these events led to 2407 Graphics.

He is well connected in the academic art world as well. He is senior preparator of exhibits at UC Davis’ Nelson Gallery, and a part-time art instructor at Sierra College in Rocklin, and served on the Davis School Arts Foundation. He has a master’s in fine arts from the San Francisco Art Institute.

Visit http://2407graphics.com or email info@2407graphics.com.

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Wal-Mart is adding two new neighborhood stores in Woodland, according to published reports. The first neighborhood store will be at County Fair Mall, opening this summer. A new one was just announced for the west end of town, at 215 California St., the site of a former Rite Aid. Next door, an In-Shape health club will fill the former McMahan’s Furniture space. Both are slated for the fall.

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I continue to be delighted by the food, and local beer and wine available in Winters. My latest discovery is Main Street Cellars, which has been open for more than a year. It’s hidden behind Ficelle at 9 E. Main St., Suite J.

Owner Michael Petersen is a sommelier with a family history in the wine business. His wife, Christina, teaches second grade in town, and works there in her off hours.

It’s a wine bar, craft beer taproom and bottle shop, and serves small plates like cheese and crackers. It’s a combination of a wine bar and Davis Beer Shoppe, with an outdoor patio and bocce court. Another bonus: bumping into The Winters Express’ Debra DeAngelo. I did scold her for failing to tell me about this place.

Hours are 4 to 9 p.m., Thursdays through Saturdays. There’s a Sunday brunch a couple of times a month, including this Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visit www.mainstreetcellars.com or call 530-795-9000.

— 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 wendyedit@gmail.com

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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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