Pizza parlor may serve live music to all ages

By June 9, 2011

Luigi’s Slice, a Sacramento pizza parlor with an all-ages music venue, plans to open a restaurant at 213 E St., in the former Discoveries space.

Building owner Dan Dowling said Luigi’s plans to use about 6,000 square feet of the building – its main floor and basement. Dowling operates the used furniture store Blue Elephant in that space today. That store will likely close in August to make room for the new tenant. Dowling said the restaurant management hopes to have it open by October.

My assumption is that the Davis venue, because of our demographic, would include the entertainment element, but the messages I left at Luigi’s have not been returned.


Sugar Daddies opened Monday afternoon at 113 E St., the former spot for Yogurt Shack.

The one-stop sweet shop features Davis Creamery and its homemade ice cream, and Cupcake Craving’s tasty baked goods. Earlier plans included Cookie Connection, but that may not come to fruition.

Hours are abbreviated for now: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, and noon to 6 p.m. Fridays and weekends.


The Davis Warehouse, an indoor baseball-batting cage, is open at 17C Arboretum Drive, Suite D.

The indoor training facility has two batting cages and a pitchers’ mound. It offers drop-in batting practice for teams, and private lessons on any aspect of the game. The facility is available for rent by the hour as well. Call (530) 756-4505 or visit http://thedaviswarehouse.com.


The quilting and fabric store Pincushion Boutique reopened on Friday in a new location: 1605 Second St., between PG&E and Toad Hollow Dog Park.

Summer hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. Call (530) 758-3488 or visit http://www.sweettreat.com.


There’s a fun new business in town that hasn’t made its way into Comings & Goings: Davis Pedicab, a bike taxi service.

Andrew Watters started the business in January. It offers rides from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday evenings, noon to 3 a.m. Fridays, 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. Saturdays, and 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays.

According to its Davis Wiki page, “The pedicab operators use a tipping system, meaning ride costs are negotiable and based on what the riders think is fair.”

Call (530) 771-7405 for a ride.


Variety Donuts has changed hands and names. The store at 1300 E. Covell Blvd. in Oak Tree Plaza is now Pink Dozen Donuts.


A liquor license is posted for Wunderbar Industries LLC at 228 G St., the former spot of G Street Pub. A new page on Davis Wiki said the former head bartender for the G Street Pub hopes to open the new bar this fall. It’s unclear whether Wunderbar will be the name.


Our House, the new restaurant replacing Aioli at 808 Second St., appears close to opening. It has photos of its staff posted on its Facebook page.


The consignment store Jacksonfly reopened on Memorial Day weekend at its new location, 820 Fourth St., next to Apex Cycles. It sells new, used and vintage clothing. It was closed for several months after leaving its last address, which was behind Peet’s Coffee & Tea.


Vini Wine Bar, at 611 Second St., is coming along. Beautiful new floor and walls have transformed the space from its previous life as Mengali’s Florist. Cabinets and fixture installation is under way. Owner Jeff Day said he is shooting for a July opening for the bar, which features self-serve “enomatic” wine vending machines.


After 18 years at Fourth and G streets, Ray Johnston Designer Photography is moving —two blocks down and three stories up.

The new studio is on the third floor of the Chen Building at Second and G Streets, above Shuz.

“It’s a big studio and balcony with amazing view and huge photography potential :) my dream studio,” Johnston wrote on his Facebook page.

— Wendy Weitzel is a Davis resident. Her column runs occasionally on Sundays, but her Comings & Goings blog at www.davisenterprise.com has more frequent updates. It’s also on Facebook. If you know about a business coming or going in the area, contact her at [email protected]

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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