South Davis reels in seafood restaurant, to open soon

Special to The Enterprise The owner of MermaidÕs Seafood & Grill hopes to open the South Davis eatery by the end of this month, with its official opening tentatively set for Jan. 10. Sam Chimera of Dixon said the restaurant, at 2191 Cowell Blvd. next to Dos Coyotes, will offer comfort seafood and a casual […]

Radiology moving out, Trader Joe’s moving in?

Special to The Enterprise Radiological Associates of Sacramento has confirmed that it is closing its Davis imaging center. The University Mall tenantÕs last day will be Dec. 31. It holds the spot coveted by Trader JoeÕs, so although there is no official confirmation from the landlord, you can connect the dots. Sarah Worley, economic development […]

Downtown gift cards in the works

Special to The Enterprise Gift-giving just got a lot easier this holiday season. The Davis Downtown Business Association will soon announce a new gift card that can be used at any participating store. Although the timing may appear to be a response to the new Davis Target, the idea is not new. It was the […]

Trying to ‘bring back the class’

Special to The Enterprise Following a bar fight Sept. 13 that ended in gunfire, 21-Seven Bar & Grill by Chaat Cafe has closed. The former SogaÕs spot at 217 E St. re-emerged Oct. 9 as Agave Restaurant & Tequila Bar. Although it served Indian food, 21-Seven was most popular for its hip-hop night club. A […]

Target opens, another Thai eatery coming downtown

Special to The Enterprise DavisÕ first big box store has its grand opening on Sunday, Oct. 11. Yes, IÕm talking about the giant new Target at 4485 Second St. in Mace Ranch. A soft opening is planned Wednesday after a launch party for special guests Tuesday night. The 137,000-square-foot store is one of 100 picked […]

Shoes return to Second Street storefront

Special to The Enterprise Back-to-school shopping just got easier. Generations Family Footwear opened Friday at 710 Second St., the former site of 2nd St. Shuz. The store is owned by Steve Downs and a business partner. Downs was the manager at 2nd St. Shuz, a sister store to Shuz of Davis. The stores are no […]

Village Pizza opens; Strings, La Esperanza close

Special to The Enterprise The long-awaited Village Pizza & Grill opened Aug. 26 at 403 G St. Davis diners are already familiar with Village BakeryÕs excellent pizza and breads. The new eatery builds on that, with salads, grilled items, specialty sandwiches and some Middle Eastern food like kebabs. For now, itÕs open from 3 to […]

Sugarplum will satisfy our sweet tooth

Special to The Enterprise We now know the name of a new frozen yogurt shop coming to town. Sugarplum Frozen Yogurt plans to open at University Mall in Ritz CameraÕs old spot. A legal ad in The Enterprise on July 31 listed the owner as KJC Enterprises LLC out of Alameda. A message left with […]

Davis-based veterinary tech school meets need

Special to The Enterprise Two local veterinary educators have found a way to help animals, people and the economy all at once. Veterinarian Al Aldrete of Davis and Alex Henderson, a registered veterinary technician of Dixon, in 2006 founded a school that trains veterinary assistants to become RVTs. There are plenty of veterinary assistants, but […]

Village Pizza starts serving in July

The downtown shoe store 2nd Street Shuz is closing by the end of the month. ItÕs having a going-out-business rack sale. The store, at 710 Second St., stopped ordering childrenÕs shoes about a year ago, so the move is one to consolidate with its sister store, Shuz of Davis, which offers footwear for women and […]

Frozen yogurt brain freeze ahead

Enterprise columnist Believe it or not, more frozen yogurt is on its way to Davis. The Tutti Frutti chain is setting up in Oak Tree Plaza, next to the Nugget Market on Covell Boulevard. (A frozen yogurt shop also has a new lease in University Mall. Read on for those details.) The self-serve fro yo […]

Diner to open; stores to swap sites

Black Bear Diner is tentatively set to open Friday. The restaurant replaces Bakers Square at Second and B streets. ÒWe are busy getting the restaurant redecorated to our specifications, hiring the employees, and getting everyone trained,Ó co-founder Bruce Dean said. He called it a ÒsoftÓ opening, without advertising or promotion, so Òour staff can learn […]

New gallery cafe perks up corner

Just in time for Picnic Day and the 20th annual ceramics conference, John Natsoulas Gallery opened a cafe on April 17. The coffeehouse, at First and F streets, takes over part of the galleryÕs gift shop space. It offers all organic and some free trade coffee, as well as pastries and other snacks. The cafe […]

Davis author maps out road trip fun

The fifth edition of Davis author Jamie JensenÕs book ÒRoad Trip USAÓ officially launches May 1, but is already available in stores and online. And with the sluggish economy, the timing couldnÕt be better. If you havenÕt experienced JensenÕs way of travel, I highly recommend it. My family used his booksÕ guidance for several trips […]