Friday, November 28, 2014

Comings and Goings: Kava, boba and vino flow downtown

From page A7 | June 25, 2014 |


Owner Josh Chapman flips through LPs at the new location for Armadillo Music, at 207 F St. The larger space, which opened earlier this month, makes room for more inventory and a small stage for performers. Wendy Weitzel/Courtesy photo

It’s time for a summer recap of downtown Davis business changes from the past several months. All of these items appeared in earlier Comings & Goings columns.
Food and beverage news:
The Root of Happiness Kava Bar was scheduled to open by Friday, June 27, at 211 F St. Kava is a Polynesian tea.
Cork It Again Wine Sellers opened a tasting room at 820 Fourth St., offering discount wines in its own refillable bottles. Many of the wines are from Lodi.
Putah Creek Winery, based in South Davis, opened Davis’ first downtown winery tasting room at 110 F St.
Old Soul Co. of Sacramento wants to add a coffee house to Davis’ downtown, but its owners won’t disclose the site they are considering.
Bambu Desserts & Drinks serves Asian-inspired desserts and beverages at 213 E St., where Zindagi Indian Bistro closed.
Another boba teashop, Lazi Cow is set for 407 G St., Suite 4, by August. The space was last occupied by Quick Clean laundry and dry cleaning.
Enju Japanese Restaurant is planned at 305 First St., the former Hoa Viet spot.
Yakitori Yuchan, a Japanese barbecue restaurant, will fill the former Beach Hut Deli spot at 109 E St.
Wind of Change is still remodeling the building that formerly housed Café Mediterranee, at 113 D St., for a new restaurant.
Tako Korean BBQ replaced El Mariachi at Fourth and G streets.
Judy’s Grinders hamburgers opened early this year at 213 E St.
Sweet & Shavery, an Italian ice and custard shop at 210 E St., is open.
Sugar Daddies deserted its name to become Jake’s Desserts. It’s at 113 E St.
Let Them Eat Cake! at 310 C St., changed owners on March 1.
The Subway sandwich shop at 13o G St. is back open after remodeling.
Little Prague Bohemian Restaurant, 330 G St., is undergoing some changes. Lunch hours have been eliminated. It opens at 4 p.m. for dinner.
Davis Noodle City recently changed hands — but the menu hasn’t. It’s at 129 E St., Suite D-1.
Whole Foods Market’s new eating area opened earlier this year. It expanded into the former Jamba Juice space in Davis Commons at First and E streets.
Fish’s Wild at 516 Second St. changed its name to Dot Island Grill.
Changes for retail and service merchants:
Armadillo Music moved two doors down to nestware’s former spot at 207-B F St.
Hand Made Creation at 233 F St. closed, and was replaced by Tibet Nepal.
Jeeba Jewelry, 221 G St., will move to a suite in the adjacent Court ’N Cedar courtyard in July.
Nails Only is waiting for plans to move to a new, undisclosed location on D Street. It will expand services to include massage and facials.
Razor’s Edge Barber is moving it to the Depot Building at Second and G streets. It will fill part of the space formerly occupied by French Cuff Consignment. University Wireless will fill the second half.
E Street Salon opened early this year. It’s at 212 E St., in the E Street Plaza.
Risto Hair International, 325 G St., will expand its services this summer, changing its name to Risto Salon & Spa International.
Davis Gold and Silver Exchange, 330 G St., Suite H, changed hands.
Davis Estate Jewelry & Antiquities closed at 227 E St., No. 3.
Cartridge World, at 130 G St., closed.
T-Mobile opened its new mobile phone and accessories store at 110 F St., Suite C.
The office space for Indigo Hammond + Playle Architects will fill and add on to the former Dairy Queen building on Fifth Street.
Davis Awards & Watchworks closed at 716 Second St., after 20 years. An employee opened a shop called Davis Awards & More at 1340 Covell Blvd.
APEX Cycles and Service is moving to that 716 Second St. spot, hopefully before July 4. Its current site is 912 Fifth St.
Davis Strength & Conditioning moved from 817 Fourth St. to 2939 Spafford St., Suite 100.
FIT House added a second location, 817 Fourth St., just for SpinFIT classes. Its main fitness center remains at 630 Peña Drive.
Drom’s Comics & Cards closed at 231 G St.
Fretted Strings has a new guitar repair shop downtown at 231 G St., Studio 27.
Coldwell Banker-Doug Arnold Real Estate is adding a new office building to its property at Second and D streets.
No word on the former Dimple Records site at 212 F St. The landlord reports negotiations are underway with prospective tenants.
— 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



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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