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UCD opens downtown store

The UC Davis Store, Downtown opened last week at Second and F streets. At 4,200 square feet, it’s the largest new downtown retail store in recent memory. A ribbon-cutting is at noon Friday, July 8, and grand opening festivities continue all weekend. It sells lots of UC Davis clothing and gear, “campus-grown” products like olive […]

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New pizza place may serve all-ages music venue

Luigi’s Slice, a Sacramento pizza parlor with an all-ages music venue, plans to open a restaurant at 213 E St., in the bulk of the former Discoveries space. Building owner Dan Dowling said Luigi’s plans to use about 6,000 square feet of the building – its main floor and basement. Dowling operates the used furniture […]

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Another bar to replace G St. Pub

A liquor license is posted for Wunderbar Industries LLC at 228 G St., the former spot of G Street Pub. A new page on Davis Wiki said the former head bartender for the G Street Pub hopes to open the new bar this fall. It’s unclear whether Wunderbar will be the name.  

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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.  

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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 […]

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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.  

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Our House may open this month

Our House, the new restaurant replacing Aioli at 808 Second St., appears close to opening. It has photos of its staff posted on its Facebook page.  

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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.  

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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.  

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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