Adiós to Aioli — for now

Aioli Bodega Española closed on Valentine’s Day. The Spanish food and tapas restaurant was at 808 Second St. Owner Reda Bellarbi still maintains his original restaurant in Midtown Sacramento, at 1800 L St. Bellarbi’s son, Aziz Bellarbi-Salah, said the Davis Aioli was “doing pretty well.” His dad didn’t want to leave, but the lease was […]

Forever 21 may open in April

Forever 21 officials are looking toward an April opening, according to Katherine Hess, city community development administrator. Building improvements are still under way in University Mall on Russell Boulevard. The trendy, inexpensive women’s clothing store will fill 38,418 square feet, encompassing the former Gottschalks site as well as the lobby outside Starbucks.

Creamery moving to Yogurt Shack spot

Davis Creamery, also home to Cupcake Craving and Cookie Connection, is moving from South Davis to downtown, effective in May. The owner has leased a space at 113 E St., in The Lofts, last occupied by Yogurt Shack. It will serve ice cream, cookies and cupcakes. Once it moves, plans are to be open seven days […]

Forever 21 may open next month

Forever 21 officials are looking toward an April opening, a city official says. Building improvements are still under way in University Mall on Russell Boulevard. The trendy, inexpensive women’s clothing store will fill 38,418 square feet, encompassing the former Gottschalks site as well as the lobby outside Starbucks.

Pub to serve last round, close temporarily

The new building for Midtown Animal Clinic is complete at 525 Rowe Place. It was built on the site of its former parking lot. The old 1971 building needed too many renovations. It was demolished, and will be the site of its new parking lot. The nearly 5,000-square-foot clinic is about 1,000 square feet larger […]

Yogurt Shack first victim in froyo wars

Special to The Enterprise \n Yogurt Shack, the frozen yogurt shop that launched our city\’s foray into froyo in September 2007, served its last Davis dessert on Saturday, Nov. 20. It was at 113 E St., in The Lofts. \n Soon after the Shack set up shop, frozen yogurt outlets started popping up all over […]

G Street Pub rumors untrue

Special to The Enterprise After more than a decade of anticipation, DavisÕ own Trader JoeÕs finally opened Friday in University Mall. The 12,000-square-foot store is at 885 Russell Blvd., at Sycamore Lane. Its hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. The next big tenant to come to University Mall will be clothing retailer Forever […]

Joe’s to start trading in Davis next week

Special to The Enterprise The much-anticipated Davis Trader JoeÕs will open at 8 a.m. Friday, Oct. 29. The 12,000-square-foot grocery store is at 885 Russell Blvd. in University Mall. Store hours will be from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Opening day will feature a lei-cutting ceremony as well as live music, food demos and […]

Shop reopens with used childrenÕs items

Enterprise columnist Tots Trade Center opened Friday at 515 G St. The store sells gently used and recycled childrenÕs items. Owners Kelly and Dave Fritsch run the store, with an office for their consulting company, Fritsch Environmental, in the back. Kelly first opened Tots Trade Center in 2001, when she was three monthsÕ pregnant with […]

Trader Joe’s aims for early-November opening

Special to The Enterprise The long-anticipated Trader JoeÕs market is making quick progress. The shelves are being assembled at the University Mall store in Davis, and a sign has gone up saying it is hiring. Ken Hiatt, director of Community Development and Sustainability for the city, said Monday that Trader JoeÕs has Ònot set a […]

A new season ahead for Monticello Bistro owners

Special to The Enterprise Fans of the displaced Monticello Bistro of Winters will be pleased to know its owners have signed a lease for a restaurant Ñ in Davis. Monticello Seasonal Cuisine will fill the 630 G St. spot last held by Osaka Sushi. Owners Rhonda and Tony Gruska of Davis have a new partner: […]

Specialty beer shop, bar is brewing on G Street

Special to The Enterprise The Davis Beer Shoppe is under construction at 211 G St., next to The Artery. The project description that went before the Davis Planning Commission says it will be a beer specialty store. It will feature a beer-only bar and sell packaged beer to take home. City documents say the business […]

Fro-yo shops swirl to six with Pinkberry

Enterprise columnist Summer is usually a quieter time for this column. But while I was relaxing on the Big Island, lots of Davis business news emerged. Nestware, which sells Òstylish home ware,Ó at 204 G St. in the Chen Building, announced its plans to move this fall. Starting Oct. 1, its new home will be […]

Designer consignors to open Friday

Special to The Enterprise French Cuff Consignment, Òa chic second-hand boutiqueÓ will open Friday at 130 G St. ItÕs in Suite A of the Depot Building, the former home of the Davis Chamber of Commerce. Store hours will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week. Its grand opening will incorporate the Second […]