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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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, […]

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