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Departing pharmacist: Support Davis retail

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From page A11 | May 04, 2014 |

El Macero Pharmacy, a neighborhood compounding pharmacy at 417 Mace Blvd., Suite D, closed on Thursday.

Owner Brad Brazill is moving his family to Texas to become a department chair in the College of Pharmacy at University of Texas, Tyler. But the “quite emotional decision” to close the business came first. The lease was up, rent was increasing and medical reimbursements have been declining, unrelated to the Affordable Care Act, he said Wednesday.

He urged the community to continue to support small businesses, and voiced concerns over rising rents that are pushing out retail establishments and creating an oversupply of Davis restaurants.

Rite-Aid purchased El Macero Pharmacy’s prescription files, which were to be transferred to the South Davis Rite-Aid store as of Friday morning.

An old-fashioned pharmacy with a new-age twist, El Macero Pharmacy was Davis’ “first integrative pharmacy, bridging traditional pharmacy services with complementary alternative medicine,” its website says. Custom compounded medications were a specialty. Pharmacists prepared drugs in more palatable forms, or to avoid ingredients that cause allergic reactions.

Brazill referred clients to Davis Compounding Solutions, 1205 Drake Drive, Suite E, for compounding pharmacy needs.

He thanked the “great, supportive community. We’ll really miss our clientele. It profoundly affected the employees, my wife and I to witness their journeys.”

He started collecting comments from customers, which he plans to share with employees and his future students. “One small, little act of kindness really can have an effect on someone’s life,” he said.

He gave kudos to Yolo Hospice — “what a gem they are” — First Northern Bank, and fellow Enterprise columnist Heidy Kellison.

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Putah Creek Winery opened Davis’ only downtown winery tasting room on Saturday.

The 390-square-foot space is at 110 F St., on the Hallmark Inn property. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesdays through Sundays.

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Next door, T-Mobile opened its new mobile phone and accessories store on Thursday. It’s at 110 F St., Suite C.

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The owner of Tibet Nepal hopes to reopen his shop in its new location this week, sometime between Monday and Wednesday. Hera Shakya is moving his clothing, jewelry and gift from 239 G St. to 233 F St. Hand Made Creation last occupied that space.

Once open, hours will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays. Call 530-758-3406.

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The downtown Subway sandwich shop at 13o G St. is still closed for remodeling. It was scheduled to reopen on April 30, but it’s still pretty gutted inside.

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Wind of Change, the restaurant replacing Café Mediterranee at 113 D St., is still being remodeled too. Those changes will likely take until the end of the month. It will offer American style cuisine with French and Mediterranean influences.

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I got an email from a reader asking what was going on in the former Dairy Queen building on Fifth Street last weekend, so I checked with the architecture firm that purchased it. The activity was just temporary — exhibit space for the annual Ceramics Conference hosted by the John Natsoulas Gallery.

Jon Hammond of Indigo Hammond + Playle Architects said Wednesday that plans have been approved to expand the 1,400-square-foot building to 4,000 square feet of office space for his firm. He and partner Bruce Playle plan to keep the existing space and preserve its mid-century, modern lines.

“It’s a place filled with memories,” he said.

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There are a couple of new listings in the business licenses that I still need to explore, but they include Enju Japanese Restaurant at 305 First St., the former Hoa Vet spot; and Davis Tobacco Square, 1260 Lake Blvd., Suite 106, a cigarette and cigar shop in Westlake Plaza.

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And for those keeping track, I still haven’t heard updates from Old Soul Co., Dunkin’ Donuts or Cork It Again Wine Sellers. The same goes for the stores near Target and the possible lease of the former Dimple Records space. I keep checking, though.

— Wendy Weitzel is a freelance writer and editor in Davis. Her column publishes on Sundays. Throughout the week, watch her Comings & Goings Facebook page. 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

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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