One restaurant closes, others emerge

The family that owns the popular de Vere’s Irish pub in Sacramento may start serving Guinness, bangers and mash in Davis by this fall. Published reports say the pub will take over the vacant restaurant at 217 E St., formerly home to Soga’s and Agave. The Sacramento restaurant is at 1521 L St. Its menu […]

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Restaurant coming to Blockbuster site?

There’s been some buzz downtown about a possible chain eatery coming to the 6,000-square-foot Blockbuster Video site at F and Third streets, but the real estate representative said negotiations are still under way, so he can’t disclose the tenant. Mark Engemann of the Sacramento office of Colliers International, a commercial real estate company, said Wednesday, […]

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Roots Fair Trade opens April 12

Roots Fair Trade is set to open Tuesday at 231 G St. It features “fairly traded gifts from around the world.” The shelves are lined with colorful pillows, purses, pottery, scarves, jewelry and various décor. Hours will be noon to 5:30 p.m. on Mondays, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, and 10 a.m. […]

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Mermaids closes

Mermaid’s Seafood & Grill closed March 25 — a year after it opened. The site near Dos Coyotes in South Davis has trouble sustaining a restaurant. Most recently there was Fins Market & Grill, and before that, Duke’s Sports Bar and Grill, and Fusions Asian Bistro. Meanwhile, Dos remains as popular as ever, and another […]

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Woodland Red Robin to open April 25

Red Robin is scheduled to open on Monday, April 25, in the Woodland Gateway shopping center (anchored by Costco). The family eatery is training employees. Its hours will be 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, and till midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. The phone will be (530) 661-7470. The center will also add […]

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Construction closes downtown roads

Danielle Stroski, of Woodland, crosses Second Street near the E Street intersection to get to her car after a haircut at Salon Blonde in downtown Davis. Closures at Second Street started Monday and will continue through the end of the week as workers finish paving the street. “I’ve had to make a few extra turns, […]

Affordability comes with strings

About two years ago, South Davis resident Allen Thoe bought a three-bedroom, 2.5-bath home for a good price as part of the city’s affordable housing program. However, affordability came with an owner occupancy deed restriction, which has made refinancing difficult as lenders are becoming increasingly more cautious. “When I bought the home two years ago, […]

New twists in Davis real estate

At a glance Davis 2010: 359 homes sold, average sale price $483,932, on the market on average of 65 days Davis 2009: 351 homes sold, average sale price $485,338, on the market an average of 63 days It’s April, the trees are blooming, and the real estate market is moving from the winter doldrums into […]

Sutter Davis makes top 100 hospitals list

Sutter Davis Hospital is on the Thomson Reuters list of the top 100 hospitals in the U.S. based on overall performance. Sutter Davis, which last won the recognition in 2008, is one of four California hospitals and the only one in the greater Sacramento region to receive the award this year. The annual “Thomson Reuters 100 Top […]

De Luna takes part in proposal contest

De Luna Jewelers has joined Jewelry Information Center, the consumer education arm of Jewelers of America, in a nationwide contest to find the ultimate engagement proposal story. De Luna Jewelers is an official participating retailer in JIC’s Ultimate Proposal Contest, which launches Monday and runs through May 23 online at On May 31, 10 entries will […]

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Celebrate Davis booth applications due May 6

Celebrate Davis! details, application and sponsorship information are now available. This year’s event is on Thursday, May 19, from 4:30 to 9 p.m. in Community Park. The event, organized by the Davis Chamber of Commerce, features more than 100 booths, 5,000 attendees, live music and a fireworks show at 9 p.m. For businesses and groups […]

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Davis PR firm wins four CAPPIE Awards

Me Communications, in its first year of business, won four public relations awards including a gold award at the Sacramento Public Relations Association’s Annual CAPPIE Awards ceremony last month. The Davis firm is co-owned by Janet Soule and Bill Bradley. “We really enjoy the work we are doing on behalf of our clients. To have […]

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