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Mocha Joe’s to close; center expansion planned

Mocha Joe’s in the El Macero Shopping Center will close at the end of the year. Owners Jason and Sophie Te made a deal with the property management company, which plans to remodel the center. With 2½ years left on their lease at 417 Mace Blvd., Suite I, the Tes said Mark Engstrom of Engstrom Properties […]

Davis is a temple for fine beverages

It’s official. Temple Fine Coffee and Tea officials signed a lease Monday to be the anchor tenant of the new building going in at Third and G streets. Anthony Ruebner, whose Davis family is redeveloping the corner, said they are “super-excited” to cement this deal. “It’s a great addition to downtown, and has a huge, […]

Shapes start to form for Davis Diamonds

Construction on Davis Diamonds Gymnastics’ new center on Cowell Road is well underway. The 14,000-square-foot private gym is being built at 2800 Cowell Blvd., next to The Printer. The pre-fabricated metal building was delivered last weekend, and construction started Monday. “We will have to move out of our current gym by the last weekend in […]

Comings & Goings: BofA lands prominent pad in Target center

Bank of America just finalized a lease for the 3,500-square-foot building at the entrance to the Target shopping center. The branch will be at 4551 Second St. Warren Hughes, senior development project manager with The Buzz Oates Group of Companies, said Thursday, “We expect them to open for business on or before Aug. 1.” Two […]

Styles on target for November debut

Styles For Less is styling for a Nov. 7 opening in the Target shopping center. The store is setting up in a 4,172-square-foot building at 4647 Second St., next to T.J.Maxx. Its press department was sparse in its response, so I will fill in the blanks from its website: “Our name tells you most of […]

Talks continue for proposed Old Soul site

Although negotiations have slowed, there’s life left in this Old Soul. That’s the word from the commercial real estate brokers helping land a lease for the former Little Prague site at 330 G St. “The parties have bargained in good faith and are continuing to do so,” said Jim Gray of Cassidy Turley Commercial Real […]

New waves for coffee, water – and on the radio

As a longtime journalist, I’m comfortable asking the questions. The tables turned recently when I was interviewed for a local radio show. If you have a spare 29 minutes and want to hear some stories and background about Comings & Goings, the “Davisville” interview with Bill Buchanan replays Wednesdays from 8:30 to 9 a.m. and […]

Comings and Goings: Is fro-yo craze melting?

There was no back-to-school treat for those who showed up Wednesday at SugarPlum frozen yogurt in University Mall. It closed. Sugar Plum is the second Davis frozen yogurt store to close this month, following Yogurtland’s shutdown on Aug. 15. SugarPlum opened in January 2010 at 825 Russell Blvd., Suite 21, next to O’Hana Hawaiian BBQ. […]

Yogurtland deserts its Davis dessert shop

Yogurtland in The Marketplace closed on Friday, Aug. 15, and never reopened. Customers who arrived the next day saw covered windows and a removed sign. A spokeswoman confirmed on Thursday that it closed. “Please note, it was not an easy decision, at all, to close this location in Davis,” Barbara Caruso said. “We have wonderful […]

Comings and goings: Japanese restaurants on a roll

It’s August, and new restaurants are gearing up to open before the student rush. Two new sushi restaurants just debuted, along with a Middle Eastern one. A third Japanese restaurant should be ready next month, as will some other specialty eateries. ———— Enju Japanese Restaurant opened on Aug. 1 at the former Hoa Viet spot […]

Coffee and shawarma scene heating up

I have confirmed that Temple Fine Coffee and Tea is coming to downtown Davis. CEO Sean Kohmescher said they’ve been “working on a space for a year and a half,” but he wants to keep the details a surprise. Although he and the developer would not officially confirm a location, all clues point to the […]

Snow on G Street? It’s a sweet thing

It may be summer, but that hasn’t slowed the flow of business news in Davis. And soon, shaved snow will bring sweet rewards. The addition of the cool dessert cafe Vampire Penguin is one story in a flurry of news coming from G Street. These pertain to The Depot Building at Second and G streets, and Court ’N […]

Comings and Goings: Wake park makes you forget you’re in Woodland

Taking my teenage boys to Velocity Island Park on its opening day only for a photo opportunity was like showing my dog the tennis ball without throwing it. Instead of appreciation, there was frustration — and possibly some drooling. Velocity Island Park, a wakeboarding park with cable pulleys, opened on Thursday. It’s at the former Dubach […]

Little Prague bids farewell; Pizza, subs to fill Dimple

After 22 years, Little Prague Bohemian Restaurant will serve its last meals Sunday. The Farmer’s Wife Bakery portion of the business will close as well. Old Soul Co. is leasing the restaurant, courtyard and bar at 330 G St. Little Prague will offer brunch Sunday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner from 4 […]

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