Maddie Lau, left, and D.J. Vanderlipe get ready to enjoy their shave ice/frozen custard parfaits on March 14 at Sweet & Shavery in the E Street Plaza. Wendy Weitzel/Courtesy photo

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Comings and Goings: Downtown adds sweets, barbecue and Asian flavors

By From page A5 | March 27, 2014

It’s time for a recap of downtown Davis business changes from the last few months. All of these items appeared in earlier Comings & Goings columns.

Food and beverage news:
Tako Korean BBQ is open in El Mariachi’s old space at G and Fourth streets.
Café Mediterranee, 113 D St., closed. A new restaurant, Wind of Change will replace it.
Judy’s Grinders hamburgers opened at 213 E St.
Next door, Bambu Desserts & Drinks serves Asian-inspired desserts and beverages at 213 E St., where Zindagi Indian Bistro closed.
Sweet & Shavery, an Italian ice and custard shop at 210 E St., is open.
The Root of Happiness Kava Bar plans to open in late April at 211 F St. Kava is a Polynesian tea.
Yakitori Yuchan, a Japanese barbecue restaurant at 109 E St., will fill the space left by Beach Hut Deli, which moved over near Target.
Cork It Again, a wine merchant, is planned at 820 Fourth St.
Let Them Eat Cake! at 310 C St., changed owners on March 1.
Changes for retail and service merchants:
The gift shop nestware closed at 207B F St., after a decade in business.
Davis Gold and Silver Exchange, 330 G St., Suite H, will change hands on April 1, after 28 years.
Davis Awards & Watchworks closed at 716 Second St., after 20 years.
Drom’s Comics & Cards closed at 231 G St., Suite 4.
Hand Made Creation, a clothing and gift store at 233 F St., will close March 29. The owner is looking for a new space to rent.
Fretted Strings has a new guitar repair shop downtown at 231 G St., Studio 27.
Fitness centers on the move:
Performance 22 and Kaia F.I.T., training studios opened at 912 Fifth St., Suite 300.
The Fitness Studio, 803 Second St., closed. Lift Pilates is expanding into the space.
— Wendy Weitzel is a freelance writer and editor in Davis. Her regular column publishes on Sundays. Throughout the week, watch her Comings & Goings Facebook page. If you know about a business coming or going in the area, contact Wendy at [email protected]

Wendy Weitzel

Wendy Weitzel

Wendy Weitzel is a longtime journalist and Davis resident. She is a former managing editor of The Davis Enterprise, working there from 1998-2008. She has written her Comings & Goings business column since 2001. Today, she does freelance writing, editing, marketing and design.
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