Novozymes gets gold in sustainability index

Novozymes, a Danish company with a lab in Davis, has received a gold ranking in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes for the second time in two years. On Monday, the investment group Sustainable Asset Management published its 2011 Sustainability Yearbook, a guide to the world’s leading companies in terms of sustainability, on behalf of the […]

Yolo Federal hosts cost-saving workshop

Yolo Federal Credit Union will present a free workshop, “Cost-Saving Strategies for Your Business,” from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Wednesday at 2171 Cowell Blvd. in Davis. “Having an effective cost-saving strategy is important for a successful business future,” a news release said. Guest speaker Barbara Butterfield of PG&E will discuss the various services available to […]

Adiós to Aioli — for now

Aioli Bodega Española closed on Valentine’s Day. The Spanish food and tapas restaurant was at 808 Second St. Owner Reda Bellarbi still maintains his original restaurant in Midtown Sacramento, at 1800 L St. Bellarbi’s son, Aziz Bellarbi-Salah, said the Davis Aioli was “doing pretty well.” His dad didn’t want to leave, but the lease was […]

New restaurant emerging after Aioli

After Aioli’s closure comes the announcement of Our House restaurant and lounge at 808 Second St. Proptietors are Charlie Swanson and Jon Sanchez. Swanson, owner of The Graduate, is married to City Councilwoman Rochelle Swanson. Sanchez and his wife, Cary Arnold, are Davis real estate agents. According to a news release from Davis Commercial Properties, […]

Adiós to Aioli — for now

Aioli Bodega Española closed on Valentine’s Day. The Spanish food and tapas restaurant was at 808 Second St. Owner Reda Bellarbi still maintains his original restaurant in Midtown Sacramento, at 1800 L St. Bellarbi’s son, Aziz Bellarbi-Salah, said the Davis Aioli was “doing pretty well.” His dad didn’t want to leave, but the lease was […]

Forever 21 may open in April

Forever 21 officials are looking toward an April opening, according to Katherine Hess, city community development administrator. Building improvements are still under way in University Mall on Russell Boulevard. The trendy, inexpensive women’s clothing store will fill 38,418 square feet, encompassing the former Gottschalks site as well as the lobby outside Starbucks.

Creamery moving to Yogurt Shack spot

Davis Creamery, also home to Cupcake Craving and Cookie Connection, is moving from South Davis to downtown, effective in May. The owner has leased a space at 113 E St., in The Lofts, last occupied by Yogurt Shack. It will serve ice cream, cookies and cupcakes. Once it moves, plans are to be open seven days […]

Chamber hosts mixer at I-House

The Davis Chamber of Commerce plans a mixer from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at International House, 10 College Park, Davis. The event offers the opportunity for networking, as well as refreshments and prize drawings. It’s hosted by Davis Progressive Business Exchange. For more information, call the Chamber at (530) 756-5160 or visit http://www.davischamber.com.

Forever 21 may open next month

Forever 21 officials are looking toward an April opening, a city official says. Building improvements are still under way in University Mall on Russell Boulevard. The trendy, inexpensive women’s clothing store will fill 38,418 square feet, encompassing the former Gottschalks site as well as the lobby outside Starbucks.

Car lovers indulge in Geneva

GENEVA — Car lovers slipped behind the wheels of their dream cars Thursday at the 81st Geneva Auto Show, with some checking out the latest in electric engines while others — dreamers and the ultra rich — focused on flamboyant gas-guzzling supercars. Among the stars of the show, which runs through March 13, were Volkswagen’s […]

Infiniti M56x

Infiniti started off slow in 1991 compared with Lexus.  While Lexus sales took off and the brand became famous for its quiet luxury, Infiniti always took a more sporting approach, and wasn’t until the G35 sedan that the brand really took off . The original M was also pretty good but the new M promises […]

County real estate sales

Address     Sale Price Davis (95616) 1010 Eagle Pl.     $624,000 Woodland (95695) 22 N. Kern Ave.     $108,000 48 Locust St.     117,000 1313 Fremont St.     165,000 421 Oak Ave.     242,000 128 Orange St.     277,000 18785 County Rd 94b     285,000 Woodland (95776) […]

U-Mall will have new owner

University Mall is being sold to New York-based Blackstone Real Estate Partners as part of a massive portfolio deal with a price tag of $9.4 billion. The sale is expected to close in the middle of the year. Centro Properties Group, based in Australia, announced Tuesday the sale of its 588 U.S. properties and the […]

Coldwell Banker, Nugget Markets honored

The city of Davis honored two businesses — Coldwell Banker-Doug Arnold Real Estate and Nugget Markets — Tuesday night for their contributions to local economic development. David Taormino and Doug Arnold, co-owners of Coldwell Banker-Doug Arnold Real Estate, were recognized at the city’s fourth annual Business and Economic Development Awards ceremony during the Davis City […]