Sweet and Shavery is an Italian shave ice store coming to 210 E St. Co-owner Brian Nuss hopes to have it open by late September.
Nuss, from Danville, and girlfriend Lindsay Phan are recent UC Davis graduates. They are returning to Davis to open the store, and for Nuss to attend graduate school to study civil engineering.
He said the store will specialize in a sorbet-like treat that mixes shave ice and frozen vanilla custard. Frozen custard is a richer, creamier soft serve that’s popular on the East Coast but hard to find in the West. It’s quite addictive, I may add.
The shave ice/custard combinations create a mixture of textures and flavors, Nuss said. Popular options include orange-flavored ice and vanilla custard for a Creamsicle style, or root beer ice and custard similar to a root beer float.
Dessert crepes featuring ingredients like Nutella will add a warmer option that may be popular in winter months.
Krush Burger, a popular food truck and Sacramento restaurant, is looking to add a location in Davis, although “exact locations are still being negotiated,” according to a recent story in the Sacramento Business Journal. The company’s new headquarters are in Roseville, and management is looking to add an outlet there as well.
Its menu features sliders, sides, salads and shakes, among other offerings.
I peeked into Lee’s Deli in University Mall on Thursday, and it’s coming together nicely. A staff member said he hoped to schedule city inspections in the next week, which might allow it to open the week of Aug. 26.
Along with sandwiches, the deli will offer a wide variety of self-serve hot foods, soups, salads and sushi, all sold by weight. For more information, visit http://www.leesdeli.com.
Hallmark Inn has been operating Café 110 downstairs since July 1, serving breakfast to hotel guests. Next month, Seasons restaurant’s proprietor Tamas Torok will take over the café, opening it to the public by mid-September, and adding lunch, hotel co-owner Susan Youmans said. The café’s address is 110 F St.
I’ll have updates on other downstairs tenants at the hotel’s property, including the ice cream sandwich store CREAM, in upcoming columns.
Common Grounds Coffee may reopen as soon as early September, according to a post last week on its Facebook page. It’s moving next door to its previous location in Oakshade Town Center on Cowell Boulevard.
“The construction/remodel/rebirth has begun,” it said. “All the paper stuff and permits were taken care of, and the city of Davis was great to work with. We anticipate a new opening around the first or second week of September.”
“We look forward to serving the best friends and customers in the world soon. Thank you for all the support,” the post said.
Davis is home to a new almond butter business, owned by Tim Richards. The Philosopher’s Stoneground products are available at the Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St.
Family Dollar is slated to open Sept. 26 in the Westlake Plaza shopping center at 1260 Lake Blvd. in West Davis, according to Bryn Winburn, public relations manager for the company.
A new scrapbooking store, It’s All About the Scrapbook, opened Aug. 3 at 1670 N. Lincoln St., Suite B, Dixon.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays. Call 707-676-5252.
For those who remember Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour, it’s back in Sacramento. A new one opened Aug. 8 at 1625 Watt Ave.
— 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.