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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 […]

Frozen yogurt brain freeze ahead

Enterprise columnist Believe it or not, more frozen yogurt is on its way to Davis. The Tutti Frutti chain is setting up in Oak Tree Plaza, next to the Nugget Market on Covell Boulevard. (A frozen yogurt shop also has a new lease in University Mall. Read on for those details.) The self-serve fro yo […]

Diner to open; stores to swap sites

Black Bear Diner is tentatively set to open Friday. The restaurant replaces Bakers Square at Second and B streets. ÒWe are busy getting the restaurant redecorated to our specifications, hiring the employees, and getting everyone trained,Ó co-founder Bruce Dean said. He called it a ÒsoftÓ opening, without advertising or promotion, so Òour staff can learn […]

New gallery cafe perks up corner

Just in time for Picnic Day and the 20th annual ceramics conference, John Natsoulas Gallery opened a cafe on April 17. The coffeehouse, at First and F streets, takes over part of the galleryÕs gift shop space. It offers all organic and some free trade coffee, as well as pastries and other snacks. The cafe […]

Davis author maps out road trip fun

The fifth edition of Davis author Jamie JensenÕs book ÒRoad Trip USAÓ officially launches May 1, but is already available in stores and online. And with the sluggish economy, the timing couldnÕt be better. If you havenÕt experienced JensenÕs way of travel, I highly recommend it. My family used his booksÕ guidance for several trips […]

Dead Zone moves, becomes Illusions

Illusions is a new merchant for the corner of Second and G streets. The shop, formerly called Dead Zone novelties, moved from 140 B St., Suite 2. Downtown landlord Jim Kidd owns both sites. The new store is in the historic Anderson Bank Building at 203 G St. Illusions sells shirts, hats, body jewelry, hand-blown […]

Cindy’s is diner by day, Thai restaurant by night

CindyÕs Restaurant has made some adjustments since it changed hands last month. It still features American diner fare for breakfast and lunch, but transforms into a Thai restaurant for dinner. The eatery, at 4823 Chiles Road, is open from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. for breakfast and 3:30 to 9 p.m. as Thai Dynamite for […]

Will denim store turn indigo into green?

Renew Denim opened Saturday at 222 D St., Suite 9A, next to Cloud Forest Cafe. It is in the spot formerly held by One-on-One Tutoring, which has moved into a smaller space next door. Owners Barth and Samantha Ballard see their store as a niche market for Davis. They sell premium jeans Ñ new and […]

Pizza returns to South Davis

As of Thursday, Mountain MikeÕs Pizza is back in Davis. The eatery, at 4615 Cowell Blvd. in the El Macero Shopping Center, closed last summer. Its new owner is Jim Haines, a loan officer with Comstock Mortgage in Sacramento. He commutes 42 miles from Newcastle, but hopes to eventually move here, he said Monday night. […]

Trouble at Borders?

Enterprise columnist Borders Group Ñ the parent company of Borders Books and Music, which has a store in Davis Commons, and Waldenbooks Ñ has made some management changes at the same time it reported a double-digit decline in holiday sales. Several news sources have reported in recent months that the company is teetering near bankruptcy. […]

Gottschalks bankrupt; will it close?

Enterprise columnist You could feel the shock waves Wednesday when Gottschalks filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Its 59 stores Ñ 38 in California Ñ are at risk of closure. In Yolo County, the chain has stores in University Mall in Davis and County Fair Mall in Woodland. The loss of sales tax income is a […]

The deep dish on BakerÕs Square

Enterprise columnist Rumors that BakerÕs Square is closing are not true, said the manager of the Davis restaurant, Santos Flores. He said a competitor is spreading the word that BakerÕs Square is not taking holiday pie orders because it is not sure it will be around to fill them. (According to the BakerÕs Square Web […]

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