Talks continue for proposed Old Soul site

Although negotiations have slowed, there’s life left in this Old Soul. That’s the word from the commercial real estate brokers helping land a lease for the former Little Prague site at 330 G St. “The parties have bargained in good faith and are continuing to do so,” said Jim Gray of Cassidy Turley Commercial Real […]

September 14, 2014 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

New waves for coffee, water – and on the radio

As a longtime journalist, I’m comfortable asking the questions. The tables turned recently when I was interviewed for a local radio show. If you have a spare 29 minutes and want to hear some stories and background about Comings & Goings, the “Davisville” interview with Bill Buchanan replays Wednesdays from 8:30 to 9 a.m. and […]

September 07, 2014 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Comings and Goings: Is fro-yo craze melting?

There was no back-to-school treat for those who showed up Wednesday at SugarPlum frozen yogurt in University Mall. It closed. Sugar Plum is the second Davis frozen yogurt store to close this month, following Yogurtland’s shutdown on Aug. 15. SugarPlum opened in January 2010 at 825 Russell Blvd., Suite 21, next to O’Hana Hawaiian BBQ. […]

August 31, 2014 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Yogurtland deserts its Davis dessert shop

Yogurtland in The Marketplace closed on Friday, Aug. 15, and never reopened. Customers who arrived the next day saw covered windows and a removed sign. A spokeswoman confirmed on Thursday that it closed. “Please note, it was not an easy decision, at all, to close this location in Davis,” Barbara Caruso said. “We have wonderful […]

August 24, 2014 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Comings and goings: Japanese restaurants on a roll

It’s August, and new restaurants are gearing up to open before the student rush. Two new sushi restaurants just debuted, along with a Middle Eastern one. A third Japanese restaurant should be ready next month, as will some other specialty eateries. ———— Enju Japanese Restaurant opened on Aug. 1 at the former Hoa Viet spot […]

August 17, 2014 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Coffee and shawarma scene heating up

I have confirmed that Temple Fine Coffee and Tea is coming to downtown Davis. CEO Sean Kohmescher said they’ve been “working on a space for a year and a half,” but he wants to keep the details a surprise. Although he and the developer would not officially confirm a location, all clues point to the […]

August 10, 2014 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Snow on G Street? It’s a sweet thing

It may be summer, but that hasn’t slowed the flow of business news in Davis. And soon, shaved snow will bring sweet rewards. The addition of the cool dessert cafe Vampire Penguin is one story in a flurry of news coming from G Street. These pertain to The Depot Building at Second and G streets, and Court ’N […]

August 03, 2014 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Comings and Goings: Wake park makes you forget you’re in Woodland

Taking my teenage boys to Velocity Island Park on its opening day only for a photo opportunity was like showing my dog the tennis ball without throwing it. Instead of appreciation, there was frustration — and possibly some drooling. Velocity Island Park, a wakeboarding park with cable pulleys, opened on Thursday. It’s at the former Dubach […]

July 20, 2014 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Little Prague bids farewell; Pizza, subs to fill Dimple

After 22 years, Little Prague Bohemian Restaurant will serve its last meals Sunday. The Farmer’s Wife Bakery portion of the business will close as well. Old Soul Co. is leasing the restaurant, courtyard and bar at 330 G St. Little Prague will offer brunch Sunday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner from 4 […]

July 13, 2014 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Styles For Less, Old Soul plans revealed

What’s going in near Target? That’s Comings & Goings’ most frequently asked question. And I finally have some news. The management company said leases were just finalized for a Styles For Less and Verizon Wireless. And there are more announcements ahead, said Warren Hughes, asset manager for Buzz Oates Management Services. “We are also working […]

July 06, 2014 | Posted in Comings and Goings | Tagged ,

DQ’s wavy roofline retained for office space

With construction under way, I’m getting lots of questions about the former Dairy Queen building at 909 Fifth St. As I’ve mentioned before, Indigo Hammond + Playle Architects is keeping the exterior lines of the building and adding on, creating an office space for its business. Contractors have cleaned out the interior and removed the […]

June 29, 2014 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Kava bar to open, ciocolat storefront closes

I toured The Root of Happiness Kava Bar on Wednesday, right after the inspectors. It may be ready for a soft opening by Friday, June 27. The bar, at 211 F St. in the E Street Plaza, is filled with comfy couches, tables and bar stools. The largest wall in the bar features a mural […]

June 22, 2014 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

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 […]

June 15, 2014 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

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 […]

June 08, 2014 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,