Shop reopens with used childrenÕs items

Enterprise columnist Tots Trade Center opened Friday at 515 G St. The store sells gently used and recycled childrenÕs items. Owners Kelly and Dave Fritsch run the store, with an office for their consulting company, Fritsch Environmental, in the back. Kelly first opened Tots Trade Center in 2001, when she was three monthsÕ pregnant with […]

Trader Joe’s aims for early-November opening

Special to The Enterprise The long-anticipated Trader JoeÕs market is making quick progress. The shelves are being assembled at the University Mall store in Davis, and a sign has gone up saying it is hiring. Ken Hiatt, director of Community Development and Sustainability for the city, said Monday that Trader JoeÕs has Ònot set a […]

A new season ahead for Monticello Bistro owners

Special to The Enterprise Fans of the displaced Monticello Bistro of Winters will be pleased to know its owners have signed a lease for a restaurant Ñ in Davis. Monticello Seasonal Cuisine will fill the 630 G St. spot last held by Osaka Sushi. Owners Rhonda and Tony Gruska of Davis have a new partner: […]

Specialty beer shop, bar is brewing on G Street

Special to The Enterprise The Davis Beer Shoppe is under construction at 211 G St., next to The Artery. The project description that went before the Davis Planning Commission says it will be a beer specialty store. It will feature a beer-only bar and sell packaged beer to take home. City documents say the business […]

Fro-yo shops swirl to six with Pinkberry

Enterprise columnist Summer is usually a quieter time for this column. But while I was relaxing on the Big Island, lots of Davis business news emerged. Nestware, which sells Òstylish home ware,Ó at 204 G St. in the Chen Building, announced its plans to move this fall. Starting Oct. 1, its new home will be […]

Designer consignors to open Friday

Special to The Enterprise French Cuff Consignment, Òa chic second-hand boutiqueÓ will open Friday at 130 G St. ItÕs in Suite A of the Depot Building, the former home of the Davis Chamber of Commerce. Store hours will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week. Its grand opening will incorporate the Second […]

Gift shop is latest downtown creation

Special to The Enterprise Creation, a gift shop filled with handmade textiles from Nepal, opened June 7 at 235 F St. A wall was erected dividing the former Alphabet Moon location. The new store fills the half closest to The Paint Chip. Davis residents Raju and Auju Manandhar own a textile factory in their native […]

A new pad for Thai

Enterprise columnist ThereÕs a new restaurant to fill the former Crepe House Uni spot at 117 E St. And youÕre not going to believe whatÕs on the menu. OK, you read the headline. Yes, Davis has become the land of pizza, frozen yogurt, sushi Ñ and Thai food. ÒServing the authentic flavors of Bangkok in […]

Report: Davis commercial space vacancy climbs

Special to The Enterprise Jim Gray and Nahz Anvary of Cassidy Turley/BT Commercial, a real estate brokerage firm in Sacramento, have begun publishing a Davis Office & Commercial Real Estate Report with some interesting tidbits. The firm, the new manager of DavisÕ Marketplace shopping center, reported that the Davis commercial property vacancy rate is around […]

Queen Sheba to serve up Ethiopian food

Special to The Enterprise ItÕs Ethiopian food thatÕs going into the old Pita Pit spot at 213 E St. Queen Sheba, which got a good review in last SundayÕs Sacramento Bee for its restaurant at 1704 Broadway in Sacramento, is coming this month. I spoke with owner Zion Taddese on Tuesday. She said customers have […]

‘ Violent ,’ ‘ drunk’ and disorderly ‘

Alcohol and violence were the common themes of calls to Davis police on Picnic Day, which left the Police Department stretched to the limit despite having bolstered its force with officers from four other agencies. One person reported being shot at while waiting for a taxi early Sunday north of downtown Davis, and a Davis […]

Demolition makes way for Trader Joe’s

Special to The Enterprise An Indian eatery will soon liven up University Mall. Namaste Nepal Restaurant is leasing the 3,700-square-foot space last filled by La Esperanza. The real estate broker, Michael Bisch of Davis Commercial Properties, said a grand opening is intended for May 15. The owners are listed in a public notice ad in […]

Five Figs owner to close store, start home sales

Special to The Enterprise The womenÕs fashion boutique Five Figs Couture is closing its retail outlet Òafter six rich, challenging and rewarding years,Ó owner Pam Pacelli wrote in a March 10 e-mail to customers. The store is at 231 E St., Suite 3, in Davis, behind PeetÕs Coffee. She plans to make this change gradually, […]

Tacos & Beer to open soon; Lily’s clothing store is back

Special to The Enterprise The three brothers who own Tacos & Beer at 715 Second St. hope to have the restaurant open by the first week of April. It fills the spot last held by TogoÕs. Joe, Antonio and Oscar Romero also own La Fogata at Fourth and Main streets in Woodland. The Woodland restaurant, […]