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, […]

New restaurant emerging after Aioli

After Aioli’s closure comes the announcement of Our House restaurant and lounge at 808 Second St. Proptietors are Charlie Swanson and Jon Sanchez. Swanson, owner of The Graduate, is married to City Councilwoman Rochelle Swanson. Sanchez and his wife, Cary Arnold, are Davis real estate agents. According to a news release from Davis Commercial Properties, […]

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.