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New spot for ice cream, cupcakes

Sugar Daddies opened Monday afternoon at 113 E St., the former spot for Yogurt Shack. The one-stop sweet stop features Davis Creamery and its homemade ice cream, and Cupcake Craving’s tasty baked goods. Earlier plans included Cookie Connection, but that may not come to fruition. Hours are abbreviated for now: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. […]

Davis has its own indoor batting cages

The Davis Warehouse, an indoor baseball-batting cage, is open at 17C Arboretum Drive, Suite D. The indoor training facility has two batting cages and a pitchers’ mound. It offers drop-in batting practice for teams, and private lessons on any aspect of the game. The facility is available for rent by the hour as well. Call […]

Pincushion reopens Friday

The quilting and fabric store Pincushion Boutique reopens Friday in a new location: 1605 Second St., between PG&E and the dog park. Summer hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays, 10-5 on Saturdays, and 1-4 on Sundays. Call (530) 758-3488 or visit http://www.sweettreat.com.  

Pedicab service rolling along

There’s a fun new business in town that hasn’t made its way into Comings & Goings: Davis Pedicab, a bike taxi service. Andrew Watters started the business in January. It offers rides from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday evenings, noon to 3 on Fridays, 11 to 3 on Saturdays, and 2 to […]

Doughnut shop shift

Variety Donuts has changed hands and names. The store at 1300 E. Covell Blvd. in Oak Tree Plaza is now Pink Dozen Donuts.  

Jacksonfly takes another try

The consignment store Jacksonfly reopened on Memorial Day weekend at its new location, 820 Fourth St., next to Apex Cycles. It sells new, used and vintage clothing. It was closed for several months after leaving its last address, which was behind Peet’s Coffee & Tea.  

Wine bar to open this summer?

Vini Wine Bar, at 611 Second St., is coming along. Beautiful new floor and walls have transformed the space from its previous life as Mengali’s Florist. Cabinets and fixture installation is under way. Owner Jeff Day said he is shooting for a July opening for the bar, which features self-serve “enomatic” wine vending machines.  

Photo studio moving

After 18 years at Fourth and G streets, Ray Johnston Designer Photography is moving – two blocks down and three stories up. The new studio is on the third floor of the Chen Building at Second and G Streets, above Shuz. “It’s a big studio and balcony with amazing view and huge photography potential my […]

Pole dancing, pot, Paesanos and Parent Place

A pole-dancing studio opened late last month at 213 E St., Suite E, in the alley spot that was last occupied by Suite E, a dress-rental shop. Davis Pole Dance Studio is targeted as a fitness studio to teach women the techniques. It charges a monthly membership fee, with steep discounts to attract college students. […]

Paesanos pizza on its way?

A Paesanos pizza may be headed to downtown Davis, but company officials are not ready to confirm the location. Business partners Dave Virga and Mark Scribner, who own Uncle Vito’s Slice of New York pizza at Second and F streets, own two Paesanos — in midtown Sacramento and Elk Grove, and are looking to add […]

From Togo’s to Tacos to Tikka

The Mexican restaurant Tacos & Beer closed April 28, a year to the month after it opened at 715 Second St., the former longtime site for Togo’s sandwiches. But there’s already a replacement in the works: Bombay Dreams Restaurant will serve Indian and Nepalese food. A man I spoke with today said his family hopes […]

Friday is grand reopening for Steve’s

Original Steve’s Pizza, Pasta and Sandwiches will host its grand reopening and Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting on Friday, May 6, at its pizzeria at 314 F St. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with ribbon cutting by Davis Chamber of Commerce board officials. Vintage will provide live music from 7 to 9 p.m. There will […]

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