Lots of comings and goings downtown

By March 28, 2011

A lot has happened in Davis since Comings & Goings was last published in a downtown Davis special section in June. Here are some of the major downtown changes, grouped by category:

Opened for business:

Active Family & Sports Chiropractic, at 523 G St.

Baja Fresh Mexican Grill, 237 D St.

Davis Beer Shoppe, 211 G St.

French Cuff Consignment clothing and accessories, 130 G St.

iFix Electronics, 603 Fourth St.

Monticello Bistro Seasonal Cuisine, 630 G St.

Natural Day Spa, 235 F St.

Pinkberry frozen yogurt, 500 First St.

Queen Sheba Ethiopian Cuisine, 213 E St.

Thai Canteen, 117 E St.

The Blue Elephant used furniture, 213 E St.

Tot’s Trade Center, 515 G St.

Tres Hermanas Mexican restaurant, 805 Second St.

Coming soon to downtown:

Davis Creamery (along with Cupcake Craving and Cookie Connection) is moving from South Davis to 113 E St., in May, in Yogurt Shack’s old spot.

Davis Developmental Pediatrics Group is moving into 760 Fifth St., where Duramed was.

Our House restaurant, is coming to 808 Second St., where Aioli closed.

Roots Fair Trade will open this spring at 231 G St., Suite 8.

Sad farewells to:

Agave/Soga’s restaurant

Aioli Bodega España

Duramed medical supplies

Fuzio Universal Pasta

G Street Pub

Jacksonfly consignment clothing

Next G Wireless

Papa John’s Pizza

Yogurt Shack

Closing soon:

Blockbuster stopped renting videos in February. Since then, it has been selling its stock, and will close April 10.

Newly expanded:

B&L Bike Shop at 510 Third St.

Fiesta DanceN’ Fitness at 915 Third St.

Haute Again Consignment at 129 E St., Suite B1

Adding more space:

Uncle Vito’s Slice of NY, 524 Second St.

Tucos Wine Market and Café, 130 G St.

Traded places:

The Bo Tree yoga studio moved to Second and G streets, and Lift Pilates went to 817 Fourth St.


The new building for Midtown Animal Clinic is complete at 525 Rowe Place.


Cartridge World moved to 130 G St., Suite C.

The Craft of Fo’ Paws pet grooming moved to 240 G St., to a building in the gravel yard of Davis Ace Hardware.

Jaymes Luu has closed her Fat Face sandwich shop, at 425 L St., Suite C, and is taking her gourmet sandwiches to Bows & Arrows at 1815 19th St. in Sacramento. She also found a wholesale outlet for her gourmet frozen Aisu Pops.

Nestware moved from 204 G St. to 207 F St.

Orchid Skin Spa is now at 509 Fourth St.

Smooth as Silk Day Spa moved to 305 D St. temporarily while its salon at 310 C St. is repaired. A tree fell on its roof in a recent storm. Owner Stella Forbes hoped to have the spa open by early this week.

Dress rental shop Suite E moved to 231 E St., Suite 3.

Mishka’s Café moved into a new building at at 610 Second St.

Tracy’s Karate & Mixed Martial Arts Studios moved to 706 Fifth St., Suite A, last occupied by Bizarro World, now at 223 E St.

Changed hands:

Steve’s Pizza at 314 F St. was briefly closed in January, reopening under old ownership (Steve Wilkinson’s son).

— Wendy Weitzel is a Davis resident. Her column runs at least once a month in the in The Enterprise’s print edition, but the Comings & Goings Facebook page and Enterprise blog feature more frequent updates. If you know about a business coming or going in the area, contact her 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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