A new pad for Thai

Enterprise columnist ThereÕs a new restaurant to fill the former Crepe House Uni spot at 117 E St. And youÕre not going to believe whatÕs on the menu. OK, you read the headline. Yes, Davis has become the land of pizza, frozen yogurt, sushi Ñ and Thai food. ÒServing the authentic flavors of Bangkok in […]

Report: Davis commercial space vacancy climbs

Special to The Enterprise Jim Gray and Nahz Anvary of Cassidy Turley/BT Commercial, a real estate brokerage firm in Sacramento, have begun publishing a Davis Office & Commercial Real Estate Report with some interesting tidbits. The firm, the new manager of DavisÕ Marketplace shopping center, reported that the Davis commercial property vacancy rate is around […]

Queen Sheba to serve up Ethiopian food

Special to The Enterprise ItÕs Ethiopian food thatÕs going into the old Pita Pit spot at 213 E St. Queen Sheba, which got a good review in last SundayÕs Sacramento Bee for its restaurant at 1704 Broadway in Sacramento, is coming this month. I spoke with owner Zion Taddese on Tuesday. She said customers have […]

Demolition makes way for Trader Joe’s

Special to The Enterprise An Indian eatery will soon liven up University Mall. Namaste Nepal Restaurant is leasing the 3,700-square-foot space last filled by La Esperanza. The real estate broker, Michael Bisch of Davis Commercial Properties, said a grand opening is intended for May 15. The owners are listed in a public notice ad in […]

Five Figs owner to close store, start home sales

Special to The Enterprise The womenÕs fashion boutique Five Figs Couture is closing its retail outlet Òafter six rich, challenging and rewarding years,Ó owner Pam Pacelli wrote in a March 10 e-mail to customers. The store is at 231 E St., Suite 3, in Davis, behind PeetÕs Coffee. She plans to make this change gradually, […]

Tacos & Beer to open soon; Lily’s clothing store is back

Special to The Enterprise The three brothers who own Tacos & Beer at 715 Second St. hope to have the restaurant open by the first week of April. It fills the spot last held by TogoÕs. Joe, Antonio and Oscar Romero also own La Fogata at Fourth and Main streets in Woodland. The Woodland restaurant, […]

Pinkberry, Baja Fresh, wine bar are on the way

Special to The Enterprise For a moment, I thought he was pulling my leg. In a 9:30 p.m. e-mail last week, Deputy City Manager Ken Hiatt casually mentioned that Pinkberry frozen yogurt was going into Davis Commons. How can this be, you ask? Davis already has five dedicated frozen yogurt shops: Yogurt Shack, Cultive, YoloBerry, […]

Osaka Sushi appears closed

Special to The Enterprise My favorite Japanese restaurant has been closed all week. ThereÕs no note on the door and no one is answering the phone at Osaka Sushi. The eatery is at 630 G St., next to the Davis Food Co-op. It is listed on a Web site along with the Osaka Sushi in […]

South Davis reels in seafood restaurant, to open soon

Special to The Enterprise The owner of MermaidÕs Seafood & Grill hopes to open the South Davis eatery by the end of this month, with its official opening tentatively set for Jan. 10. Sam Chimera of Dixon said the restaurant, at 2191 Cowell Blvd. next to Dos Coyotes, will offer comfort seafood and a casual […]

Radiology moving out, Trader Joe’s moving in?

Special to The Enterprise Radiological Associates of Sacramento has confirmed that it is closing its Davis imaging center. The University Mall tenantÕs last day will be Dec. 31. It holds the spot coveted by Trader JoeÕs, so although there is no official confirmation from the landlord, you can connect the dots. Sarah Worley, economic development […]

Downtown gift cards in the works

Special to The Enterprise Gift-giving just got a lot easier this holiday season. The Davis Downtown Business Association will soon announce a new gift card that can be used at any participating store. Although the timing may appear to be a response to the new Davis Target, the idea is not new. It was the […]

Trying to ‘bring back the class’

Special to The Enterprise Following a bar fight Sept. 13 that ended in gunfire, 21-Seven Bar & Grill by Chaat Cafe has closed. The former SogaÕs spot at 217 E St. re-emerged Oct. 9 as Agave Restaurant & Tequila Bar. Although it served Indian food, 21-Seven was most popular for its hip-hop night club. A […]

Target opens, another Thai eatery coming downtown

Special to The Enterprise DavisÕ first big box store has its grand opening on Sunday, Oct. 11. Yes, IÕm talking about the giant new Target at 4485 Second St. in Mace Ranch. A soft opening is planned Wednesday after a launch party for special guests Tuesday night. The 137,000-square-foot store is one of 100 picked […]

Shoes return to Second Street storefront

Special to The Enterprise Back-to-school shopping just got easier. Generations Family Footwear opened Friday at 710 Second St., the former site of 2nd St. Shuz. The store is owned by Steve Downs and a business partner. Downs was the manager at 2nd St. Shuz, a sister store to Shuz of Davis. The stores are no […]