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Baja Fresh closes as Luigi’s and Zindagi emerge

Davis’ E Street scene continues to blossom with two new restaurants likely opening this week. Luigi’s, at 213 E St., will open Tuesday, giving out free pizza slices from noon to 3 p.m. Construction manager Shawn Eldredge, who also handled the Davis de Vere’s project, said the Luigi’s concept is “like an Italian Chipotle,” with […]

Baja Fresh closes

The Baja Fresh at 237 D St., at Third Street, closed late last week. The Mexican fast-food restaurant was next to the downtown Post Office which is also scheduled for closure. The eatery just opened this fall, around late October. I received this email from Diana Garcia of the Baja Fresh corporate office today: “The Baja Fresh […]

Jeeba on vacation; Beaders fill in

Jason Dayne, owner and designer of Jeeba Jewelry Studio, is vacationing in Australia with family. The extended trip was booked before he took over the space this fall at 712 Third St., next to Bistro 33. So since Dec. 19 and through the end of February, two other local jewelry designers — Robina D. Slizeski […]

Community mourns impending loss of toy store

After 18 years, Alphabet Moon Toys & Treasures will close its doors at the end of the month. Christine Hildebrand, owner of the beloved toy store, announced the decision Wednesday in a letter to her customers. “We have loved every minute of it,” Hildebrand wrote. “We are proud to have provided a warm, friendly place […]

Pub scene booming in Davis

Who doesn’t want a bar at City Hall? City Hall Tavern opened a couple of weeks ago on the F Street side of Bistro 33. The bar uses the Historic City Hall entrance at 226 F St. The menu is different from Bistro’s, but the food is prepared in the same kitchen. The fun new […]

Fish’s Wild now open!

Fish’s Wild, “Fish Grill & More” is open at 516 Second St., next to Uncle Vito’s. The menu includes grilled short ribs; chicken katsu; grilled fish like tilapia, trout, shrimp or mahi mahi; and salads, tacos and wraps topped with grilled fish or chicken. Side orders are brown or white rice, grilled zucchini, steamed veggies […]

Jewelry studio makes timely move

Jeeba Jewelry Studio moved to a new spot on Nov. 1. The studio took over the space at 712 Third St., next to Bistro 33, where David Lazzari’s Watch Repair shop was for years. Jason and Jeanne Dayne own the shop, which features Jason’s designs. Its previous location was at 212 G St., upstairs. This […]

Irish pub set to open

De Vere’s Irish Pub, filling the old Soga’s spot at 217 E St., planned a soft opening as early as this weekend, with “pre-opening” parties all week long. The restaurant’s transformation is impressive, with rich woodwork, antiques and stained glass. The deVere White family imported the main bar from Ireland, and feature family photos throughout. […]

G Street WunderBar has soft opening

The G Street WunderBar opened on Monday. Its hours are 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. The pub, owned by former bartender Chris Armanini, will host a Halloween Ball for its grand opening party on Friday. The event, from 9 p.m. to midnight at 228 G St., is open to adults 21 and over. Admission is free. […]

Games to stop at University Mall

The GameStop store in University Mall in Davis will close on Friday, Nov. 14, a news release announced today. “Customers can still make purchases and trade in games, accessories and consoles at … other GameStop stores in the area,” according to Larine Nixon, who handles corporate communications for GameStop Corp. The GameStop store in The […]

Jack’s Urban Eats on its way

From Jonathan Edwards’ Enterprise story on Sunday, Oct. 23, comes news of Jack’s Urban Eats coming to town: “More servings of Sacramento flavor are on the way. Jack’s Urban Eats, a cafeteria-style restaurant that opened its flagship midtown location in 1998, plans to open a Davis location as part of a regional chain that includes […]

Two pubs plan opening parties

DeVere’s Irish Pub, filling the old Soga’s spot at 217 E St., plans a pre-opening party on Nov. 8 for its Facebook fans. The event originally was planned for Oct. 17, but was postponed. On Tuesday, the deVere White family wrote this on the pub’s Facebook page: “Due to licensing setbacks that are beyond our control, […]

Orange Hut closes today

Orange Hut, the longtime Chinese restaurant at 226 Third St. near the university, closed for good Friday night. The employee I spoke with said a Vietnamese noodle soup restaurant based in Sacramento will fill the spot. It plans to remodel, with hopes of opening in November.

Solar company moves its Davis headquarters

Blue Oak Energy, a solar energy engineering and construction firm founded in 2003,  announced Thursday that it moved its Davis headquarters to a larger and more modern space. The new 10,000-square-foot facility at 1560 Drew Ave. will provide the ability to double in staff as the solar industry scales to meet demand, a news release […]

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