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 ,

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 […]

June 01, 2014 | Posted in Comings and Goings | Tagged ,

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 […]

May 25, 2014 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

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 […]

May 18, 2014 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

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 […]

May 11, 2014 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

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, […]

May 04, 2014 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

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 […]

April 27, 2014 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

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 […]

April 20, 2014 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

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 […]

April 13, 2014 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,