Japanese bistro delayed; 3rd and G tenants set new sites

The owner of Huku Japanese Bistro reportedly pulled his plans to open a restaurant in the El Macero Shopping Center. “I don’t know when we can open the restaurant,” Jaejin Kim said. “We need to restart every step again, because we are going to change the spot.” Kim, who also owns the new Ramen Hook inside […]

More boba tea to flow downtown

A boba tea shop called Lazi Cow is brewing up plans for 407 G St., Suite 4. Construction is scheduled to start this week, with the goal to open in August. The space was last occupied by Quick Clean laundry and dry cleaning. I spoke with Jimmy Phu, who owns Lazi Cow with fellow Southern […]

Comings and Goings: New clothes, and new life for magazine

There’s a new women’s clothing boutique in Davis. Shu Shu’s is at 227 E St., Suite 3, in the alley between Chipotle and Peet’s. The last tenant there was Davis Estate Jewelry & Antiquities. Owner Shokoufeh Hanjani offers clothing, accessories and shoes. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, and noon to […]

Pranksters turn Dimple into a raging moat

An anonymous posting on Davis Wiki and Facebook is spreading rumors that a nightclub called “MoT” will soon fill the former Dimple Records spot at 212 F St. The page has a link to a website with a video of the concept, saying its name is pronounced “mote.” I’ve been in contact with the city […]

Comings & Goings: Discount wine merchant has a green twist

Cork It Again Wine Sellers opened Friday at 820 Fourth St. It’s a discount retail wine outlet and tasting room. About half of the wine comes from its winery partner, Donald D. Berdahl II in Lodi. The other half is from local wineries, said operations manager Jake Lenz, whose parents John and Jeanene Lenz own […]

Old Soul looking downtown, Enju due by fall

Comings & Goings readers worked hard for me this week, passing on tips and reaching out to businesses as far as Sacramento. Tim Jordan, one of the owners of Old Soul Co. in Sacramento, even noted in an email, “We’ve had quite a bit of new interest since your last reporting. We are working on […]

Departing pharmacist: Support Davis retail

El Macero Pharmacy, a neighborhood compounding pharmacy at 417 Mace Blvd., Suite D, closed on Thursday. Owner Brad Brazill is moving his family to Texas to become a department chair in the College of Pharmacy at University of Texas, Tyler. But the “quite emotional decision” to close the business came first. The lease was up, […]

Beloved compounding pharmacy closing

El Macero Pharmacy’s last day is Thursday, customers are being told. An old-fashioned pharmacy with a new-age twist, it is Davis’ “first integrative pharmacy, bridging traditional pharmacy services with complementary alternative medicine,” its website says. Custom compounded medications are a specialty. Pharmacists prepare the drug in a more palatable form or to avoid ingredients that […]

Will Davis get an Old Soul?

Old Soul Co., an artisan coffee and baking café with four locations in Sacramento, is looking to brew something up in Davis, sources confirm. Tim Jordan, a coffee expert who co-owns the business with craft baker Jason Griest, told me he’d provide more details next week. The Old Soul cafés in Sacramento include The Alley […]

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,” […]