Wednesday, August 27, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Hallmark Inn renovations a month from completion

Reed Youmans, in tan jacket, watches progress on construction Friday morning in front of Seasons Restaurant, First and F streets. The city is replacing the drainage system for the Hallmark Inn and the restaurant, the last piece of the puzzle for major renovations to the property. Seasons' front entrance is blocked, but the restaurant remains open. Sue Cockrell/Enterprise photo

By
From page A1 | January 06, 2013 |

It’s just about coming together for the Hallmark Inn and the renovations undertaken to transform the bottom floor of the hotel on F Street into a new strip of retail storefronts in downtown Davis.

After carving out six bays of guest rooms from the first floor, for the past year crews have been molding the space into four separate side-by-side retail fronts that will line up between the Hallmark Inn, 110 F St., and the AT&T store at 140 F St.

Reed Youmans, the hotel’s owner, says the work should be complete by early to mid-February.

“It’s such a complete change to the way the street looks,” Youmans said Friday. “It’s going to be fantastic.”

The inn has received a commitment from Massage Envy to move into the largest of the four open retail spaces, a 2,400-square-foot unit, the front of which contractors already have dressed in a light purple coat of paint.

According to Sherif Boctor, regional development director for Massage Envy, he hopes to open the new store by Jan. 16. The massage therapy salon will close Saturday, Jan. 12, at its current location in The Marketplace shopping center in North Davis.

“Construction hiccups can change (the target date) very easily, so we are crossing our fingers as we want to have as little inconvenience to our members and guests as possible,” Boctor said in an email to The Enterprise.

Youmans said he has yet to sign any other retailers for the other three open spaces, however.

“We’re open to suggestions,” he said.

In addition to the retail spaces, the Hallmark Inn soon will feature a new restaurant where the former breakfast room used to sit, called Café 110.

Youmans said the new café will be open to the public  — not just guests — for breakfast and lunch and will serve “the best grilled cheese in town.”

Meanwhile, in front of the hotel, the city has redone the majority of the sidewalk and the curb to improve the aesthetics and the accessibility of the walkway there.

Parts of the new sidewalk are closed to the public because they still need to be poured.

City contractors also have begun construction on the street in front of the Hallmark Inn to replace the drainage system for the property.

The work has cut off the front entrance to Seasons Restaurant, 102 F St., with which the Hallmark shares the corner of First and F streets.

Seasons Restaurant owner Tamas Torok says that while the front entrance is blocked, the restaurant is still open for business. Diners simply need to head to the back entrance near the parking lot.

“There’s plenty of parking in the back, so people can still make it,” Torok said.

Youmans also mentioned that the work on the hotel has had an impact on his business, but he believes the renovations will be more than worth it in the end.

“That’s just part of the price of a major renovation,” Youmans said. “It will look so much better when it’s done.

— Reach Tom Sakash at tsakash@davisenterprise.net or 530-747-8057. Follow him on Twitter at @TomSakash

Comments

comments

Tom Sakash

Tom Sakash covers the city beat for The Davis Enterprise. Reach him at tsakash@davisenterprise.net, (530) 747-8057 or @TomSakash.
.

News

City, plaintiffs settle suit over water rates

By Dave Ryan | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Scrap the MRAP, council says, but wants a talk with cops

By Dave Ryan | From Page: A1 | Gallery

Yolo grows sunflower seeds for the world

By Margaret Burns | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
True Blue Devil Arnold gave back starting in high school

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: A1 | Gallery

Gaza cease-fire holds as sides weigh gains

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

 
California beach town sees flooding from hurricane

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2 | Gallery

 
Assembly passes campus sexual-assault bill

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

American militant reportedly killed in Syria

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

 
Sunder campaign distributes signs

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

Dinner, auction benefit Yolo County CASA

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
Farmworkers’ son wins prestigious NIH scholarship

By Julia Ann Easley | From Page: A3 | Gallery

Interested in Portuguese? Drop by I-House

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
Play groups offered by Center for Families

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

Solar-cooking workshop set at Food Co-op

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
Give blood and get a free movie ticket

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

Chat with Poppenga at coffee shop

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
Raley’s pays $1.6 million to settle hazardous-waste lawsuit

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

Back-to-school party benefits Archer campaign

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
Breast cancer program examines surgery

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Crisis nursery bill on governor’s desk

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
Global warming on group’s agenda

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

A sweet reward for turning in cash

By Kathy Keatley Garvey | From Page: A4

 
Yolo Federal to hold photo contest

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Try yoga, meditation at Holistic Health Center

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
Troops get ‘Hugs From Home’

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

 
Documentary reveals ‘The Village Under the Forest’

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A5

UCD West Village gets an electric Zipcar

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A5

 
Little Rock hero featured at reunion

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A7

 
UCD ranks No. 16 for serving the public interest

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A7

Wolk’s infrastructure bill clears state Senate

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A9

 
.

Forum

Parents could use a hand at home

By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5

 
Obama risks alienating Latinos

By Tom Elias | From Page: A6

A water plan for all of California

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

 
Tom Meyer cartoon

By Debbie Davis | From Page: A6

MRAP sends the wrong message

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

 
Play structure idea endorsed

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

Thanks for firearms info

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

 
.

Sports

Buschman, Cats mute the Sounds

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

 
New coach eager to see his Aggie charges hit the courses

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

Shaw respects Aggies, while Gould is happy to get a shot at Stanford

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Devils prep for tough 2014 volleyball schedule

By Chris Saur | From Page: B1 | Gallery

Bumgarner deals as Giants blank Rockies

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Carter’s blast send Astros past A’s

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Sports briefs: Online registration ends Friday for Labor Day Races

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B8 | Gallery

 
.

Features

Field to fork: Play catch-up with summer’s produce

By Dan Kennedy | From Page: A10 | Gallery

 
.

Arts

.

Business

.

Obituaries

Franco M. Navazio, M.D.

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

 
.

Comics

Comics: Wednesday, August 27, 2014

By Creator | From Page: B6