Could Dickey’s be smokin’ by the end of April?

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is tentatively scheduled to open on Thursday, April 24. As of last week, the flooring and other finishing touches were going in at the former McDonald’s Express space at 640 W. Covell Blvd. Owner James Domsic said Thursday that the opening date is pending inspections scheduled this week. It will feature Texas-style […]

Ramen arrives, fusion blowing in

Wind of Change, the restaurant replacing Café Mediterranee at 113 D St., is wrapping up its remodeling. Representatives say they hope to have it open by late April or early May. “The food concept for Wind of Change will be mainly American-style cuisine with French and Mediterranean fusion delicacies,” general manager Roxy Bucu said in […]

Comings & Goings: New awards store making its debut

I called. I searched. I peeked into windows. Somehow, the Comings & Goings list is pretty short this week. Awards & More of Davis may be open by the end of the month, owner Fidel Sanchez reports. The new store at 1340 E. Covell Blvd., Suite 102, fills the void left when Davis Awards & […]

Paint store coming to South Davis

A Kelly Moore Paints store is coming to the former Denny’s space at 4120 Chiles Road, next to Days Inn. The site has been vacant for some time. Caffé Italia’s owners planned to move their restaurant there at one time, but plans fell through. After Denny’s, the space was an Abe’s Café & Grill and […]

Will Dunkin’ Donuts or a huge hotel fill some Davis holes?

Dunkin’ Donuts announced Wednesday that it’s coming to Davis. Where? It won’t say. The Davis store will be part of a 46-restaurant expansion in the greater Sacramento area. The franchise-based company offers “flexible concepts for any real estate format, including free-standing restaurants, … gas and convenience, travel plazas, universities, as well as other retail environments,” […]

Nestware leaves its nest — for good

The downtown gift boutique nestware closed last Sunday. Owners Rosalie Payne and Lynne Ferda were ready to move on. They will be missed. Both were active in the downtown association; Payne is a past president. The shop was at 207-B F St.  ———— Tako Korean BBQ opened Friday in Davis, at 400 G St. featuring […]

Putah Creek Winery changes hands

Putah Creek Winery is under new ownership. In an email to customers on Tuesday, Gene and Cathy Glaeser wrote, “We have recently completed the transfer of Putah Creek Winery to Garba Wine Company, LLC. Garba’s principals, Diego Barison and Jessica Chin Foo, bring exciting energy and a depth of wine and business expertise to the winery. […]

Digging begins for new Davis Diamonds

Davis Diamonds Gymnastics is starting to move ground on its new site at 2570 Cowell Blvd. The facility will be approximately 14,000 square feet, compared to its current 9,600-square-foot gym at 2795 Second St. Davis Diamonds owns the new 1.05-acre parcel. Its Second Street space is leased. The gymnastics center offers recreational and competitive gymnastics, […]

Nestware closes shop, holds ‘moving-on’ sale

The adorable gift shop nestware will close in February after a decade in business, owners Rosalie Payne and Lynne Ferda announced Thursday. A “moving-on sale” began Friday, and will continue for 10 days or so. It’s at 207B F St., in the E Street Plaza. “When it becomes apparent that there’s no more to sell, we will […]

No desert of desserts downtown

Bambu Desserts & Drinks soon will sweeten up E Street, replacing Zindagi Indian Bistro at 213 E St., Suite C. Bambu, a franchised chain, has more than 35 locations, mostly in the Bay Area and Texas, and a few others, including ones in Southern California, Hawaii, Las Vegas, Georgia and Virginia. Locally, there are outlets in […]

Wine seller’s concept promotes recycling

Cork It Again Wine Sellers, coming soon to 820 Fourth St., “is a retail outlet and wine-tasting room, its Facebook page says. “We offer great wines at great prices, and encourage customers to try before they buy. “Our mission is to dramatically reduce the environmental footprint by reusing, not recycling, our wine bottles. This allows […]

Davis Tako will be bigger, better than Sac’s

The Davis Tako Korean BBQ is scheduled to open Feb. 1, and will be “a better version” of the Sacramento eatery, a spokesman said. On Thursday, I talked with a Tako owner, Yoon Cho, and marketing rep Andy Duong. The Korean/Mexican fusion restaurant replaces El Mariachi, which closed last month at the corner of Fourth […]

2014 forecast: Barbecue, burgers, Asian

El Mariachi, a popular Mexican eatery at G and Fourth streets, closed on Tuesday. It will be replaced by Tako Korean BBQ, which serves Korean/Mexican fusion food, and has a restaurant at 3030 T St. in Midtown Sacramento. The El Mariachi owner told customers and his former landlord that he plans to provide some mobile […]

Customers don’t want to see El Mariachi go

El Mariachi, a Mexican eatery at Fourth and G streets, will close at the end of the month. It will be replaced by a new TakoKorean BBQ, which serves Korean/Mexican fusion food. It has an eatery at 3030 T St. in Midtown Sacramento. El Mariachi fans will miss its friendly owner, Victor, and some of […]