Sunday, April 26, 2015
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Comings & Goings: Last scream for ice cream at former DQ

WendyWeitzelW

By
From page A7 | July 28, 2013 |

Dairy Queen became Davis Burgers & Shakes in May, but the conversion wasn’t enough to save one of Davis’ oldest fast-food restaurants. Owner Shahid Iqbal will serve his last frozen dessert on Wednesday, July 31.

Iqbal hoped the name change would lift a financial burden on the business, which he’s owned since 1997. The Dairy Queen Corp. insisted on cosmetic and accessibility upgrades upwards of $120,000, he said.

In May, the signage and menu board dropped the DQ brands, but the prices and basic ingredients didn’t change. For example, the popular thick shakes, trademarked to DQ as Blizzards, became Snow Storms.

Alas, the business still lost money. Contacted by phone on Thursday, Iqbal said he’s not sure what’s next. His family plans to take a month off to rest, and then weigh options for the future.

————

Lee’s Deli is under construction at 737 Russell Blvd. in University Mall.

The family-owned chain has 12 locations in San Francisco and one in Berkeley.

But there’s more to this eatery than the name implies. Besides hot and cold sandwiches, salads and a long list of soups, Lee’s Delis offer a Chinese hot food bar, sushi, snacks and desserts. Other features include a breakfast buffet, breakfast sandwiches, bagels and pastries. Some locations add burgers, hot dogs, burrito-style wraps and fries. The Berkeley location also has Hawaiian dishes.

For more information, visit http://www.leesdeli.com/. I will let you know when I hear back from the company.

————

I’m happy that Village Pizza & Grill is back open after making repairs from its June 11 kitchen fire. The restaurant is at Fourth and G streets downtown.

————

Davis’ Bayer CropScience, formerly AgraQuest, will move from its locations in Davis to a larger integrated research and development campus in West Sacramento, The Sacramento Business Journal reports. Bayer purchased AgraQuest last year. AgraQuest started in Davis 17 years ago, and was known for its biological and organic fungicides and insecticides.

————

UC Davis’ West Village recently opened its HUB Café, Kitchen and Market at 201 Sage St., Suite 100. Part of campus Dining Services, it uses local, sustainable food sources, like the Student Farm.

The café has espresso and coffee drinks, bakery and breakfast items. The Kitchen, open for lunch during the summer, serves pizza, subs, burgers, salads, pasta, soup, sides and desserts. The Market, open daily, sells smoothies, drinks, packaged foods, produce, deli items, snacks and other convenience goods. For information, visit http://hubwestvillage.com.

Spokesman Ron Heckman said the HUB “is expanding menu options and finding that students are actually seeking out the organic and sustainably grown items more than manager Andrea Coker and her team predicted.”

————

Four Seasons Gourmet is the name of the new Chinese food restaurant at the South Davis Chevron station at 1601 Research Park Drive. It was formerly Gold Town Chinese.

————

Executive Alterations and Formal Wear should open on Monday, Aug. 5, with a grand opening in early September, owner Lydia Chu said. Chu also owns three Executive Cleaners locations in Davis.

The new store, at 764 Fifth St., will be the only tuxedo rental store in Davis, and will specialize in alterations of wedding dresses and other formal wear.

————

Logos Books, a not-fot-profit used bookstore, is staying put downtown. The store’s lease expired earlier this year, and owners Susan and Peter Linz thought they were going to have to move.

But on July 19, they posted this on their blog: “Thanks to the efforts of John Brinley and Dave Taormino, Logos Books will be able to stay at its current location, at 513 Second Street. We are simply delighted. … Many thanks to all of our clients, volunteers and friends.”

Profits from the store go to Save the Children and Doctors Without Borders. Visit http://logosbooks.wordpress.com for details.

————

Art-is-Davis, a new art co-op, opened July 1 in the former Antiques Plus space at 222 D St.

“It is a space for regional artists to work, teach, display their art, and interact directly with the public,” a news release said. Members of the public “are invited to drop in to view artwork, chat with artists, and participate in classes.”

So far, founders Seana Burke and Marieke de Waard offer figure drawing and painting sessions, pen-and-ink sketching, and drawing fundamentals classes.

Burke said, “We have created a beautiful space and are ready to have new artists join the co-op. We are also open to suggestions about workshops, music, or any other events that can benefit the community.”

For more information, visit http://www.art-is-davis.com.

————

Earlier this year, Davis Bowen Therapy owner Gabriele Streuer moved her practice downtown. It was formerly on Oak Avenue.

Streuer is available by appointment only at 509-A Fourth St. Bowen Therapy is a holistic form of structural bodywork that uses neuro-structural integration techniques to relieve head, neck and joint pain and other conditions, according to Davis Bowen Therapy’s website, http://www.davisbowen.com.

————

Burger Physical Therapy has moved from its Anderson Road office to 2035 Lindell Terrace, Suite 200, and hosted a grand opening on July 17.

It offers a wide variety of rehabilitation services, from pediatric to geriatric, with specialties like sports, hand, neurologic, speech and ergonomic services. For information, visit http://burgerrehab.com.

————

The Davis Legal Center opened July 1 in West Davis at 1260 Lake Blvd., Suite 244.

Emil Dixon assists clients with immigration and landlord-tenant issues. He opened the office and made Davis his home because he felt “the city needed an affordable legal option that specifically targets underrepresented groups,” a news release said.

Dixon earned his law degree at UC Davis in 2010, then his master of laws degree in international legal studies from New York University. For information, visit http://www.davislegalcenter.com.

————

Aria Mediterranean Bistro, a restaurant at 614 Main St. in Woodland, closed Saturday after six months in business, The Daily Democrat reports. It has new owners and will be replaced by another restaurant, its Facebook page states. Aria replaced Tazzina Bistro.

————

Also in Woodland, Morley’s Swim School, at 603 College St., will close on Aug. 2, after 45 years. Owners Harland and Carolyn Morley, both in their 70s, plan to retire and do some traveling, according to the Democrat.

————

Petrovich Development Company is in the permit phase with the city of Woodland for three new storefronts in its Woodland Gateway center, where Costco and Target are on County Road 102 near Interstate 5.

Sleep Train, GNC and Sprint are planned for early 2014, according to Trace Johnson, vice president of leasing for Petrovich Development. She said they hope to “deliver to the tenants” in January, and the stores could open soon after that.

————

Tracy Warrington of Woodland has started a book repair business at her home. The Book Healer repairs worn or damaged spines, torn covers, pages and book jackets, and offers other similar services.

“After working as a volunteer at the Woodland Public Library for a few years, I enjoyed fixing books so much that I decided (to make it into) a business,” Warrington said in an email. “It just thrills me to be able to bring stability and new life to old books that have so much meaning to people.”

For more information, visit http://www.thebookhealer.com.

Wendy Weitzel is a freelance writer and editor in Davis. 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]

Comments

comments

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.
  • Recent Posts

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this newspaper and receive notifications of new articles by email.

  • .

    News

    Davis team wins world robotics championship

    By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
     
     
    Nepal quake death toll exceeds 1,800

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2 | Gallery

    Spring storm delivers late rain, snow to Northern California

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

     
    At the Pond: Plenty of pleasures in our bioregion

    By Jean Jackman | From Page: A3 | Gallery

    Pioneering organic chef presents her memoir Monday

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

     
    Suspect in UCD assault arrested

    By Lauren Keene | From Page: A4

    Dog park marks anniversary with cleanup

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

     
    Rail-safety bill passes Senate committee

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

    Free Family Bike Clinic set Sunday

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    Watch them in action

    By Julia Ann Easley | From Page: A5

    Stocks rise on tech earnings; Nasdaq adds to record

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A8

     
    Dodd speaks as part of public policy series

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A9

    We did it (together)!

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A10

     
    $2.72 million judgment ordered against Dollar Tree Stores

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A10

    Fly Fishers to hear about advanced streamer tactics on Tuesday

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A11 | Gallery

     
    Bicycle activist will speak Monday at Hall of Fame

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11 | Gallery

    UCD hosts bike auction Saturday, May 2

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11 | Gallery

     
    .

    Forum

    Those texts still linger

    By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B6

     
    New ways of giving locally and beyond

    By Marion Franck | From Page: B6

     
    Study questions accuracy of tumor gene mapping

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B6

    Water, water everywhere?

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A12

     
    Mayor’s Corner: A spirit of renewal permeates Davis

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A12

    More work to do for a safe Picnic Day

    By Our View | From Page: A12

     
    Tom Meyer cartoon

    By Debbie Davis | From Page: A12

    Poker proceeds help youths

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A12

     
    Invest in water of the future

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A12

     
    Anaheim, where The Force is with you

    By Sebastian Onate | From Page: A13 | Gallery

    .

    Sports

    Davis gets two baseball wins in two days

    By Spencer Ault | From Page: B1

     
    Grizzlies dominate young Blue Devils on Senior Night

    By Thomas Oide | From Page: B1 | Gallery

    Energy, fan-friendly happenings highlight UCD spring football game

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    Blue Devil golfers capture CAL Invitational title

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

    UCD roundup: Aggies reach water polo semifinals

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B2

     
    Blue Devil swimmers are up to the challenge

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B2 | Gallery

    Babich brings the heat as DHS girls stick it to Oak Ridge

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B12 | Gallery

     
    DHS softball struggles continue against Sheldon

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B12 | Gallery

    .

    Features

    .

    Arts

    History comes alive in ‘The Sacramento Picture’

    By Derrick Bang | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    .

    Business

    Big Italian food, sports bar to fill Little Prague

    By Wendy Weitzel | From Page: A7 | Gallery

     
    Yolo County real estate sales

    By Zoe Juanitas | From Page: A7

    Davis Roots hires new general manager

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A8

     
    Comcast announces speed upgrade

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A8

     
    .

    Obituaries

    Whitney Joy Engler

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

     
    Valente Forrest Dolcini

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

     
    .

    Comics

    Comics: Sunday, April 26, 2015

    By Creator | From Page: B8