Goodbye, Ruby Tuesday

The Woodland chain restaurant Ruby Tuesday closed on March 15. It was at 164 Main St.

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Spas, beer, fitness and food

Smooth as Silk Day Spa’s salon at 310 C St. suffered a major blow from last weekend’s storm. Winds uprooted a large hackberry tree, which fell on its roof. The business was closed last week, but found a temporary home thanks to some quick and generous neighbors. Owner Stella Forbes is moving her team to […]

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Storm-damaged spa to reopen soon

Smooth as Silk Day Spa’s salon at 310 C St. suffered a major blow from last weekend’s storm. Winds uprooted a large hackberry tree, which fell on its roof. The business was been closed last week, but found a temporary home thanks to some quick and generous neighbors. Owner Stella Forbes is moving her team […]

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Beer-tasting bar opens on G Street

Davis Beer Shoppe, 211 G St., opened Saturday, March 19. The beer-tasting bar offers brews — from the tap or bottle — to consume there or bring home.  

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FIT House is newest fitness center

A new fitness studio opened March 10 at 630 Peña Drive, Suite 500. FIT House specializes “in individual, small group and athletic team training” and provides “classes that range from Boot Camp to Barre FIT.” Davis residents and co-owners Jennifer Miramontes and Lisa Yackzan Herrington are “passionate trainers” who have worked throughout California, a news […]

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Rostini opens in Marketplace

Rostini Italian Kitchen opened March 14 in the former Strings spot in The Marketplace. It’s a “fast-casual Italian restaurant, featuring pizzas, pastas, sandwiches, and chickens prepared in the stone oven,” its Facebook page says.  

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Orchid Skin Spa moves

Polly Felan moved her Orchid Skin Spa to 509 Fourth St., in the Natural Touch building, in October. She offers massage, facials, body treatments and full body waxing. Call or text to (916) 904-2346.  

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UC Davis Store coming downtown

You may have read that the university plans to open one of the largest downtown Davis retail stores “in quite some time” with its new UC Davis Store, coming this spring. UCD has leased a 4,600-square-foot retail space on the southwest corner of Second and F streets, next to the Varsity Theatre. It will be […]

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Chamber plans lunch on April 5

The Davis Chamber of Commerce plans a membership lunch from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. All reservations must be made and prepaid by noon Friday, April 1. The cost is $18 for members and $25 for nonmembers. For more information, call […]

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Red Robin seeks workers in Woodland

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc. is looking for energetic and friendly people to work at the Woodland restaurant set to open in late April in the Gateway shopping center at County Road 102 and Interstate 5. A news release said the restaurant plans to hire more than 90 people. Applicants must be at least 18 […]

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Yolo Federal hosts credit workshop

Yolo Federal Credit Union will present a free workshop about credit from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at 815 Harbor Blvd. in West Sacramento. Guest speaker Susan Hackett of Experian will provide educational materials on how to understand your credit and its long-term effects. Participants will learn what factors contribute to your overall score and […]

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Safeway named outstanding philanthropic corporation

The Association of Fundraising Professionals will honor Safeway Inc. as the year’s most exemplary philanthropic company with the 2011 Freeman Philanthropic Services Award for Outstanding Corporation, the association announced. Safeway has two stores in Davis, at 1431 W. Covell Blvd. in the Marketplace shopping center and at 212 Cowell Blvd. in the Oakshade Town Center. […]

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A new ‘Star’ illuminates the video rental scene

In an old-style movie serial, this would be a dire episode: Davis’ increasingly woebegone protagonists, stranded in a desert wasteland bereft of entertainment options, have watched as all but a single small oasis of video rentals have turned to dust and blown away. Happily, this old-style movie serial’s next chapter introduces both a new hero […]

Big BMW sedan adds hybrid

Gasoline-electric hybrid versions of BMW’s big, 2011 BMW 7-Series sedans come with the federal government’s lowest fuel economy rating of all regular-production hybrids. But the 750i and 750iL ActiveHybrids are the quickest hybrid luxury sedans in showrooms, jetting from 0 to 60 miles an hour in a sports car-like 4.7 seconds. They’re also the only […]

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