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Wingstop on its way by end of April?

There hasn’t been a Downtown Davis wrap-up column since October, so I’ll have to give you some quick bites on the Comings & Goings news since then. These are all updates from ongoing coverage of downtown businesses. To read more, visit http://davisenterprise.com/wendy. The following downtown bars, restaurants and food stores were in the news: El […]

March 29, 2013 | Posted in Comings and Goings | Tagged ,

Dairy Queen gets reprieve until October

One of Davis’ longest-running fast-food restaurants, Dairy Queen, will remain open through the warm months, its owner said Friday. The restaurant, at 909 Fifth St., faces approximately $50,000 in mandated accessibility improvements. Owner Shahid Iqbal said the franchise is asking him to foot the bill for Americans with Disabilities Act requirements, which he can’t afford. A “for lease” […]

March 17, 2013 | Posted in Comings and Goings | Tagged ,

Rostini closes, Huong Lan Sandwiches opens

It was a shock to hear that Rostini’s Italian Kitchen closed last week. My family just ate there the Friday before, and it was so busy we had to wait for a table. The Marketplace eatery was at 1411 W. Covell Blvd., No. 111. It was the first of its kind from the Mary’s Pizza […]

February 17, 2013 | Posted in Comings and Goings | Tagged ,

Comings & Goings: Family Dollar, Wingstop on their way

Family Dollar is coming to Davis. The discount retailer is scheduled to open late this year next to Westlake IGA Market on Lake Boulevard, a company spokeswoman confirmed Thursday. The company’s fact sheet says its vision is “to be the best small-format convenience and value retailer, serving the needs of families in our neighborhoods.” Its core […]

January 27, 2013 | Posted in Comings and Goings | Tagged ,

The Mustard Seed restaurant is in escrow

The Mustard Seed restaurant may soon change hands, but the upscale eatery will remain intact. Robyn Bergman, who has owned the restaurant for more than 30 years with her husband Paul, confirms that the couple plan to retire this spring if everything goes as planned. Bergman, 60, said her restaurant is one of the oldest […]

January 13, 2013 | Posted in Comings and Goings | Tagged ,

Four places open just as students leave on break

While UC Davis students started their winter break last week, four new Davis businesses emerged. El Toro Bravo Mexican Kitchen finally opened last Sunday — 10 months after posting its liquor license application in the former Baja Fresh spot at 237 D St. The menu sounds familiar: tacos, quesadillas, burritos, enchiladas, fajitas and rellenos, but adds interesting […]

December 23, 2012 | Posted in Comings and Goings | Tagged ,

Bravo! New Mexican, coffee and tea spots

The long-awaited El Toro Bravo Mexican Kitchen may open as soon as this week, an owner reports. The Mexican fusion restaurant is in the former Baja Fresh spot at 237 D St. It’s under the same ownership as nearby Burgers & Brew and Crepeville. Co-owner Derar Zawaydeh was dealing with inspections last week. “It has been rough going, trying […]

December 09, 2012 | Posted in Comings and Goings | Tagged ,

Taqueria opens, Dutch Bros. pouring soon

Taqueria El Burrito opened on Wednesday in the former Great Wall of China II space at 223 F St., in the E Street Plaza. Owner Jose Cortez said he’s wanted to open an eatery in Davis since before he opened one in Natomas two years ago. It took this long to find the right spot. […]

November 18, 2012 | Posted in Comings and Goings | Tagged ,

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 […]

November 04, 2012 | Posted in Comings and Goings | Tagged ,

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 […]

October 26, 2012 | Posted in Comings and Goings | Tagged ,

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 […]

October 14, 2012 | Posted in Comings and Goings | Tagged ,

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. […]

September 23, 2012 | Posted in Comings and Goings | Tagged ,

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, […]

September 09, 2012 | Posted in Comings and Goings | Tagged ,

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.

August 30, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged
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