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Comings & Goings: Jamba Juice gets the squeeze

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From page A11 | November 03, 2013 | Leave Comment

Jamba Juice in Davis Commons is closing. Its last day will be Tuesday, Nov. 12.

A store employee said the store’s lease came up, and Whole Foods Market outbid Jamba for the space. (Jamba’s outlet in The Marketplace in North Davis will remain open.)

Kristen Tantarelli, who handles marketing and communications for Whole Foods Davis, said it will use the space to expand the store’s indoor seating. Tables and chairs will fill what is now the front of Jamba Juice. The back of the space will be used for offices. Construction will begin in December, with plans to open it in February.

“We’re excited to offer more seating,” she said, noting that the addition was spurred by customer feedback.

The market is 19,000 square feet. She didn’t have the square footage of the Jamba space.

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A Krush Burger restaurant is scheduled to open in December in The Marketplace. It’s filling the spot left vacant by Rostini Italian Kitchen.

Krush Burger has one restaurant — at 700 N. 19th St., Sacramento — and two food trucks, one of which was at The Marketplace’s sidewalk sale on Oct. 26. The food trucks serve Davis to Folsom.

Expansion plans include adding another food truck and two more restaurants in the Sacramento region, with sights on Sacramento, Roseville and Elk Grove, Davin Vculek, owner and “chief burger flipper” said.

The West Covell Boulevard location will feature “Our famous Mini Burgers, combined with 12 microbrews on tap.” It offers six different mini burgers — four beef, one fish and one turkey —  sold in mixable two-packs. There are also fries, tots, salads, shakes, soft drinks and combos.

The burger meat is a “soft grind,” which Vculek said makes them “airy” and more flavorful. Burgers are served on brioche buns. Another part of its concept is its focus on local craft beer, and — following a new trend — wine on tap from a keg.

Vculek said he and his partner have been looking for a space in Davis for a while. “This came along and we were real excited to jump all over it.”

Construction — a complete remodel — is underway. When complete, patrons will order at the counter, and a table pager will alert them when their meal is ready.

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The Bear Factory Tea Lounge is under construction in Westlake Plaza, next to Family Dollar and Westlake Market on Lake Boulevard. It will offer boba (tapioca) teas, tea, coffee, snacks and desserts.

Its tentative menu includes hot and cold teas, milk teas, coffee drinks, a non-dairy “fluff” ice dessert, “brick” toast with sweet toppings, and fried snacks like popcorn chicken.

Owner Paul Cerna, also opening a store soon in Berkeley, is excited. “We can provide the city of Davis and its students a new experience with boba tea and desserts,” he wrote in an email. He didn’t offer a target date for opening, but said “as soon as possible.”

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The question people ask me several times a week, “What’s going in near T.J.Maxx?,” still goes unanswered.

Developer Kevin Ramos emailed this response on Monday: “We don’t have any other tenant signed at this time. Once we have some tenant signed, we will be able to go public. We hope to have a couple of leases signed by the end of the November.”

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Blisworks Bikes moved locations in September, just a couple of spots down in Oak Tree Plaza, to 1340 E. Covell Blvd., Suite 107. It’s where Avis and Skin Renewal Center was.

It offers bike repairs and sells new and used bicycles.

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Skin Renewal Center moved last spring to 231 E St., Suite 3, in the breezeway past Peet’s Coffee. The day spa was formerly in Oak Tree Plaza (see above).

Owner Hanna Nemati and her staff offer microdermabrasion, chemical peels, facials, waxing and massage therapy. They also provide medical aesthetic laser treatments such as intense pulsed light, laser hair removal, skin resurfacing and tightening, Botox and other dermal fillers.

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Namaste Nepal, an Indian and Nepalese restaurant in University Mall, is closed temporarily for construction. A sign on the door, apologizing for the inconvenience, does not mention when it will reopen.

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I’ve confirmed the grand opening date for the grilled cheese restaurant The Melt: Wednesday, Nov. 13. It’s under construction at 500 First St., in Davis Commons, and fills the former Ben & Jerry’s space.

There is a sneak peek event from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12. Those who visit The Melt’s Facebook page can get a password for a free sandwich and side order for that day.

Hours will be 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sundays through Thursdays. On Friday and Saturday nights, it will stay open until 10 p.m.

Its menu features five grilled cheese sandwiches, four soups and two salads. There are also combos, breakfast items and desserts. It has online ordering — there’s even an app.

— Wendy Weitzel is a freelance writer and editor in Davis. Her column publishes on most 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

 

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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