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Sugar Daddies will be ‘dessert food court’

I reported last month that the South Davis ice cream shop Davis Creamery was moving to the former Yogurt Shack spot downtown. Now I have some details. One of the original owners, David Robert, took over the business a couple of weeks ago. His 10-year lease in Oakshade Town Center expired, giving him the freedom […]

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Restaurant coming to Blockbuster site?

There’s been some buzz downtown about a possible chain eatery coming to the 6,000-square-foot Blockbuster Video site at F and Third streets, but the real estate representative said negotiations are still under way, so he can’t disclose the tenant. Mark Engemann of the Sacramento office of Colliers International, a commercial real estate company, said Wednesday, […]

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Roots Fair Trade opens April 12

Roots Fair Trade is set to open Tuesday at 231 G St. It features “fairly traded gifts from around the world.” The shelves are lined with colorful pillows, purses, pottery, scarves, jewelry and various décor. Hours will be noon to 5:30 p.m. on Mondays, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, and 10 a.m. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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A peek inside Forever 21

Here’s a peek inside Forever 21 today. It opened Friday in Davis’ University Mall. F21_Inside

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Goodbye, Ruby Tuesday

The Woodland chain restaurant Ruby Tuesday closed on March 15. It was at 164 Main St.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Beer-tasting bar opens on G Street

Davis Beer Shoppe, 211 G St., opened Saturday, March 19. The beer-tasting bar offers brews — from the tap or bottle — to consume there or bring home.  

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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 […]

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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.  

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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.  

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