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Whole Foods update

Whole Foods Market is still on track to open this fall in the former Borders site in Davis Commons, spokeswoman Jennifer Marples said Tuesday. Management is targeting a late October opening for the 20,000-square-foot Davis store. “We are still in the early stages of construction,” she said. “We have been working on upgrading the underground and […]

Avid Reader Active to open on Friday

The new Avid Reader Active will open Friday, June 1, at 605 Second St. It is two doors down from Avid reader (in Alphabet Moon’s old space). The new store will feature “active” titles: how-to books for things like cooking, travel, crafts, activities and science experiments. The current Avid Reader will focus on “thinking” books: […]

Dimple closing, new winery emerges

With online music downloads dominating the music industry, it’s no shock that stores like Dimple Records are feeling the vibe. The Davis store, at 212 F St. next to Starbucks, announced recently that it’s closing in mid-June. Dimple sells music, movies and games. According to an employee, the Davis outlet is closing so the chain […]

More art, wine and food headed downtown

Here’s a wrap-up of recent Comings & Goings affecting downtown Davis. Open Door Art Studios gave a preview at the Second Friday ArtAbout event on April 13. It’s at 231 G St., taking several spaces in the Court ‘N Cedar building. According to Tom Sakash’s April 12 article, a group of artists banded together to rent […]

Panera Bread: July 21 opening

The opening date for Panera Bread in Davis has changed from late June to Saturday, July 21, a store official said today. The cafe bakery will fill the former Blockbuster site at Third and F streets.

Panera Bread: June 30

Luke Lambert of Panera Bread provided an update today about the bakery/cafe planned at Third and F streets downtown. “We are projected to open June 30,” he wrote in an email. “That is if renovation of the building goes as planned. The store has a beautiful floor plan and a very sizeable patio, (with) seating […]

R&R consignment is on the move

All Things Right & Relevant, Davis’ original and largest consignment store, should move into its fancy new digs on Peña Drive near Spafford Street in Mace Ranch by early next month. The new 10,000-square-foot store — about twice the size of the current consignment and thrift stores combined — cost about $1.2 million to build. […]

More Asian food arrives

Two new Asian eateries arrived in Davis in March. Open Rice Kitchen, an Asian fusion restaurant at 204 G St., served its first meal on March 19. It fills the space left by nestware when the housewares and gift store moved to E Street Plaza. Owner Calvin Liu said Monday that it’s a good time […]

Open Rice Kitchen is open!

Open Rice Kitchen, an Asian fusion restaurant at 204 G St. in Davis, opened March 19. It fills the space left by nestware when the housewares and gift store moved to E Street Plaza. Owner Calvin Liu said Monday that it’s a good time for a soft opening, as UC Davis students had finals last […]

Video game trailer brings fun to you

Gizmo’s Rolling Video Games is a new business that offers a mobile game theater — delivered. For a starting price of $199 for an hour, a trailer arrives filled with all the makings of an electronic gaming party, including: Xbox 360, Wii and PS3 stations, allowing 16 gamers to play at once or separately; four […]

Bravo! Mexican restaurant on its way

A Mexican food restaurant called El Toro Bravo will replace Baja Fresh at 237 D St. It’s under the same ownership as nearby Burgers & Brew and Crepeville. The eatery appears to be a small chain, with the closest one in Truckee. A license to sell alcohol is posted in the window, with an application […]

Panera Bread pushes back opening date

Panera Bread officials have revised their projected opening dates for their Davis store. The cafe bakery should open at Third and F streets in the former Blockbuster building in early June, spokesman Luke Lambert said today.

Panera Bread coming to Davis

The secret’s finally out. Last week, Panera Bread posted a notice that it’s hiring, with plans to open an eatery in the former Blockbuster building at Third and F streets. Job postings on its website confirm this. The flier for the bakery-café says its projected opening date is March 27. Interviews are being conducted Feb. […]

Zindagi open; Luigi’s to debut Sunday with free slices

Zindagi Indian Bistro opened Wednesday at 213 E St., Suite C. The space formerly housed Queen of Sheeba and Pita Pit before that. Next door, Luigi’s, also at 213 E St., will open Sunday, giving out free pizza slices from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., owner Linda Brida said today. Brida owns the business with […]

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