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 […]

Village Pizza opens; Strings, La Esperanza close

Special to The Enterprise The long-awaited Village Pizza & Grill opened Aug. 26 at 403 G St. Davis diners are already familiar with Village BakeryÕs excellent pizza and breads. The new eatery builds on that, with salads, grilled items, specialty sandwiches and some Middle Eastern food like kebabs. For now, itÕs open from 3 to […]

Sugarplum will satisfy our sweet tooth

Special to The Enterprise We now know the name of a new frozen yogurt shop coming to town. Sugarplum Frozen Yogurt plans to open at University Mall in Ritz CameraÕs old spot. A legal ad in The Enterprise on July 31 listed the owner as KJC Enterprises LLC out of Alameda. A message left with […]

Davis-based veterinary tech school meets need

Special to The Enterprise Two local veterinary educators have found a way to help animals, people and the economy all at once. Veterinarian Al Aldrete of Davis and Alex Henderson, a registered veterinary technician of Dixon, in 2006 founded a school that trains veterinary assistants to become RVTs. There are plenty of veterinary assistants, but […]

Village Pizza starts serving in July

The downtown shoe store 2nd Street Shuz is closing by the end of the month. ItÕs having a going-out-business rack sale. The store, at 710 Second St., stopped ordering childrenÕs shoes about a year ago, so the move is one to consolidate with its sister store, Shuz of Davis, which offers footwear for women and […]