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Mermaids closes

Mermaid’s Seafood & Grill closed March 25 — a year after it opened. The site near Dos Coyotes in South Davis has trouble sustaining a restaurant. Most recently there was Fins Market & Grill, and before that, Duke’s Sports Bar and Grill, and Fusions Asian Bistro. Meanwhile, Dos remains as popular as ever, and another […]

Woodland Red Robin to open April 25

Red Robin is scheduled to open on Monday, April 25, in the Woodland Gateway shopping center (anchored by Costco). The family eatery is training employees. Its hours will be 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, and till midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. The phone will be (530) 661-7470. The center will also add […]

Spas, beer, fitness and food

Smooth as Silk Day Spa’s salon at 310 C St. suffered a major blow from last weekend’s storm. Winds uprooted a large hackberry tree, which fell on its roof. The business was closed last week, but found a temporary home thanks to some quick and generous neighbors. Owner Stella Forbes is moving her team to […]

Storm-damaged spa to reopen soon

Smooth as Silk Day Spa’s salon at 310 C St. suffered a major blow from last weekend’s storm. Winds uprooted a large hackberry tree, which fell on its roof. The business was been closed last week, but found a temporary home thanks to some quick and generous neighbors. Owner Stella Forbes is moving her team […]

FIT House is newest fitness center

A new fitness studio opened March 10 at 630 Peña Drive, Suite 500. FIT House specializes “in individual, small group and athletic team training” and provides “classes that range from Boot Camp to Barre FIT.” Davis residents and co-owners Jennifer Miramontes and Lisa Yackzan Herrington are “passionate trainers” who have worked throughout California, a news […]

Rostini opens in Marketplace

Rostini Italian Kitchen opened March 14 in the former Strings spot in The Marketplace. It’s a “fast-casual Italian restaurant, featuring pizzas, pastas, sandwiches, and chickens prepared in the stone oven,” its Facebook page says.  

Orchid Skin Spa moves

Polly Felan moved her Orchid Skin Spa to 509 Fourth St., in the Natural Touch building, in October. She offers massage, facials, body treatments and full body waxing. Call or text to (916) 904-2346.  

UC Davis Store coming downtown

You may have read that the university plans to open one of the largest downtown Davis retail stores “in quite some time” with its new UC Davis Store, coming this spring. UCD has leased a 4,600-square-foot retail space on the southwest corner of Second and F streets, next to the Varsity Theatre. It will be […]

Fat Face closes, will expand in Sacramento

Jaymes’ Fat Face sandwich shop, at 425 L St., Suite C, closed March 11. But there’s good news – for her. Jaymes Luu is taking her sandwich recipes to Sacramento – and has found a wholesale outlet for her gourmet frozen Aisu Pops. She announced in a letter posted to her front door that “we […]

Rostini hosts pre-opening DSF fundraiser

Rostini Italian Kitchen in The Marketplace is set to open Monday, March 14. It’s hosting a sneak-preview party Saturday that benefits the Davis Schools Foundation. The event is from 5 to 8 p.m. March 12 at 1141 W. Covell Blvd., in the site formerly occupied by Strings, next to Peets Coffee. According to the event, […]

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