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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Dead Zone moves, becomes Illusions

Illusions is a new merchant for the corner of Second and G streets. The shop, formerly called Dead Zone novelties, moved from 140 B St., Suite 2. Downtown landlord Jim Kidd owns both sites. The new store is in the historic Anderson Bank Building at 203 G St. Illusions sells shirts, hats, body jewelry, hand-blown […]

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Cindy’s is diner by day, Thai restaurant by night

CindyÕs Restaurant has made some adjustments since it changed hands last month. It still features American diner fare for breakfast and lunch, but transforms into a Thai restaurant for dinner. The eatery, at 4823 Chiles Road, is open from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. for breakfast and 3:30 to 9 p.m. as Thai Dynamite for […]

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Will denim store turn indigo into green?

Renew Denim opened Saturday at 222 D St., Suite 9A, next to Cloud Forest Cafe. It is in the spot formerly held by One-on-One Tutoring, which has moved into a smaller space next door. Owners Barth and Samantha Ballard see their store as a niche market for Davis. They sell premium jeans Ñ new and […]

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Pizza returns to South Davis

As of Thursday, Mountain MikeÕs Pizza is back in Davis. The eatery, at 4615 Cowell Blvd. in the El Macero Shopping Center, closed last summer. Its new owner is Jim Haines, a loan officer with Comstock Mortgage in Sacramento. He commutes 42 miles from Newcastle, but hopes to eventually move here, he said Monday night. […]

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Trouble at Borders?

Enterprise columnist Borders Group Ñ the parent company of Borders Books and Music, which has a store in Davis Commons, and Waldenbooks Ñ has made some management changes at the same time it reported a double-digit decline in holiday sales. Several news sources have reported in recent months that the company is teetering near bankruptcy. […]

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