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Wingstop on its way by end of April?

Chris Short pours a Bigfoot Ale at the University of Beer, a new bar at the corner of Third and F streets downtown. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise photo

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From page A4 | March 29, 2013 |

There hasn’t been a Downtown Davis wrap-up column since October, so I’ll have to give you some quick bites on the Comings & Goings news since then. These are all updates from ongoing coverage of downtown businesses. To read more, visit http://davisenterprise.com/wendy.

The following downtown bars, restaurants and food stores were in the news:

El Toro Bravo Mexican Kitchen opened in December at 237 D St.

University of Beer, a bar with 60 drafts, opened in December at 615 Third St.

Taqueria El Burrito opened in November in the former Great Wall of China II space at 223 F St., in the E Street Plaza.

Dairy Queen will remain open through the warm months, while the owner negotiates with the franchise over who will pay for approximately $50,000 in mandated accessibility improvements. The restaurant is at 909 Fifth St.

Whole Foods Market opened in October. The natural foods store fills the former Borders space at 500 First St. in Davis Commons.

International Bistro closed in January. The Nepalese and Vietnamese restaurant was open for less than three months at 213 E St., Suite A. Huong Lan Sandwiches, a Vietnamese sandwich shop, opened soon after.

The Mustard Seed restaurant is under new ownership. Steve and Lynn Kwon purchased it from Paul and Robyn Bergman. It’s at 222 D St.

Wingstop is under construction at 408 G St. Owner Bal Randhawa hopes to open by late April. The family take-out restaurant makes Buffalo wings to order.

Hallmark Inn is coming close to finishing its remodeling project, adding three retail spaces to its ground floor in the 100 block of F Street. The hotel renovated its breakfast area into a sandwich shop and deli called Café 110, which is scheduled to open soon, Hallmark Inn manager Marisa Schaffer reports.

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On the retail front, here’s what’s new downtown:

Western Feed & Pet Supply opened in December at 407 G St., offering products for small and large animals.

Rivers to Reef, a full-service aquarium store, opened in October at 333 F St., Suite B — Spa Central’s home before it moved to the E Street Plaza.

Bohème Hip Used Clothing moved to a new space, at 409 Third St., in December. Its former space was 222 D St., Suite 9A, which it shared with Paulina’s, a women’s clothing boutique.

Paulina’s Boutique moved to 207 F St., Suite A, in February. The boutique fills the former space of The Luxury Out House Company, which closed its Davis outlet but still sells its bath products online.

Aella Boutique, a lingerie and accessories store at 227 E St., Suite 3, closed in September.

Antiques Plus, 222 D St., Suite 1, was scheduled to close this month.

The Yolo County SPCA Thrift Store expanded recently, adding in a second storefront a couple of doors down from its other store at Third and I streets.

The Davis Flea Market has rented the former Dimple Records space this weekend  for a festival filled with vendors and entertainment. For more information, visit http://www.davisfleamarket.org.

Nutrishop Davis, a sports nutrition and weight loss supplement store, opened in January at 612 Fourth St.

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In service-related downtown businesses:

Massage Envy opened in January on F Street in the Hallmark Inn ground floor, moving from The Marketplace.

After a decade in Davis, The Bo Tree yoga studio had its final class on Dec. 22. Lift Pilates moved in to that space 803 Second St., Suite C-1, a spot it held once before.

Davis hairstylist John Hausler opened Tangles Studio, recycling his former business’ name, Tangles Salon and Spa. The new studio is at 515 G St.

Abbey Road Press moved in October to 338 G St., Suite A, from Fourth and L. APEX Cycles moved from that spot to 912 Fifth St., Suite 105, in October.

Volleys Tennis Shop, at 130 G St., Suite C, changed hands in November. The new owners are David Brooks and Scot Siden.

Mathnasium, a tutoring center specializing in math, had its grand opening in November. Its office is at 618 Fourth St. in Davis.

Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, opened a Davis office for his newly redrawn district, which includes all or portions of Yolo, Solano, Sacramento, Lake, Colusa, Glenn, Sutter and Yuba counties. It’s at 412 G St., an office last occupied by ReMax, which moved to 408 Second St.

The Yolo County Visitors Bureau moved to 132 E St., Suite 200.

The Davis Chamber of Commerce moved temporarily while its office at 604 Third St. gets some upgrades. You can find it at 102 E St., on the northeast corner of First and E streets. It plans to reopen on Tuesday, April 16.

— Wendy Weitzel is a Davis resident. Her column runs occasionally on Sundays, but her Comings & Goings Facebook page has more 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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