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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 […]

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 […]

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