Zia’s expands to Sac, Inspired Home to close

Davis’ best sandwiches will soon be available in downtown Sacramento. Zia’s Delicatessen owners plan to open a new deli as soon as this month. It’s on the ground floor of the State Education Building at 14th and O streets. The Davis store, at 616 Third St., opened in November 1995. Kevin and Anne Marie Crilly cook their own […]

Comings & Goings: Downtown adds Whole Foods and new fish store

Downtown Davis is bustling with businesses changes. Here’s an update from Comings & Goings columns that were published in September and October. ———— Whole Foods Market opened Wednesday. The new natural foods store fills the former Borders space at 500 First St. in Davis Commons. Hours are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. The 19,741-square-foot […]

There’s something fishy on F Street

Davis fish enthusiasts will be happy to hear we’ll soon have a full-service aquarium store again. Rivers to Reef owners James Krause and Norm Ponferrada hope to have it open as soon as Wednesday, with a grand opening event planned for November. The store is at 333 F St., Suite B – Spa Central’s home […]

Two longtime fast-food eateries may close

Dairy Queen, one of Davis’ longest-lived fast-food restaurants, likely will close in October. Owner Shahid Iqbal said the franchise wants him to make more that $50,000 in cosmetic and accessibility improvements to the building, which he can’t afford. The restaurant, at 909 Fifth St., does not meet standards set by the Americans with Disabilities Act. […]

Davis’ sandwich selection spreads out

Mr. Pickle’s Sandwich Shop in South Davis’ Oakshade Town Center was hoping to open as soon as Monday but “has had a couple of hiccups. So there is yet another small delay,” according to a Friday Facebook post. Mr. Pickle’s offers deli sandwiches on “San Francisco-style breads.” Many of its specialties have classic meats and cheeses, […]

Payroll service moved

Sunday’s Comings & Goings column mentioned a new store, Bubble Belly maternity, opening soon at 340 G St. in the spot last held by Zehnder & Associates. The owner of payroll service wanted us to clarify that he just moved a couple of doors down.

Mr. Pickles’ goal is to open Sept. 10

Mr. Pickles Sandwich Shop in Oakshade Town Center in South Davis may open “around” Monday, Sept. 10, a company official said Saturday. A grand opening would be the following weekend. The sandwich shop fills the spot where Davis Creamery was. To see the company website, go to www.mrpicklesinc.com.

Shopping app startup moves to Davis

A San Francisco Internet startup company founded by a UC Davis graduate is opening an office in Davis. The founder and CEO of ShoppingScout, Ken Ouimet, moved his family to Davis and is remodeling the former UCD Occupational Health Services building at 501 Oak Ave. for its headquarters. It has a temporary office at 231 […]

Ace in the hole at Anderson Plaza

Aggie Ace, a mini version of Davis Ace Hardware, opened on July 30 at 606 W. Covell Blvd. in Anderson Plaza. It fills the former 49er Video space. “The soft opening was a good start to get our feet wet and work out any kinks before the busy months of August and September are in […]

T.J. Maxx shows interest

According to a June 28 Enterprise story, the developer of the Target shopping center says T.J. Maxx officials are interested in coming to the Second Street center. Dan Ramos, vice president of Ramco, said if a 25,000-square-foot T.J. Maxx moves in, only two 7,500-foot and one 6,000-foot parcel would remain in the center as designed, […]

New wine, furniture designs

It’s been a month since I’ve had a column, but I have a good excuse: I was traveling in beautiful Ireland for three weeks with my family. I kept a daily travel blog with photos and map. If you’re interested in reading it, visit http://roadtripamerica.mytripjournal.com/Wetzlich2012. (Wetzlich is my family’s last name). It’s my second travel […]

Wendy’s closes in Davis

Signs are down and sheets of plywood up over the windows at the Wendy’s restaurant in South Davis, which closed Tuesday (June 26). The Wendy’s Company also closed its restaurant at 401 Pioneer Ave. in Woodland. “It’s strictly a business decision,” said spokesperson Chris Dickinsen. “We want to take the opportunity to thank our loyal […]

Davis Ace adding store, expanding pet department

Davis Ace Hardware has some big news. It is opening a second hardware store in Davis in Anderson Plaza, the shopping center at West Covell Boulevard and Anderson Road. According to Executive Coordinator Carol MacDonald, the 3,500 square-foot neighborhood store will be called Aggie Ace and will carry core hardware products. She said to expect a […]

Ace to open neighborhood store

Davis Ace Hardware has some big news. It is opening a second hardware store in Davis in Anderson Plaza, the shopping center at West Covell Boulevard and Anderson Road. According to executive coordinator Carol MacDonald, the 3,500-square-foot neighborhood store will be called Aggie Ace and will carry core hardware products. She said to expect a soft opening in mid-August and […]