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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 and public relations.
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Comings & Goings: Is another large retailer leaving Davis?

365体育滚球The future of Cost Plus World Market is in limbo. On Thursday, a manager repeated what I’d heard before: the store would close as early as July, to accommodate the rebuild of University Mall. Meanwhile, the store in Elk Grove announced its closure, effective last week. With the company struggling, will it return after the […]

Arts Alliance: Artists share ideas on ‘artivism,’ tips on AB5

Since 2015, Arts Alliance Davis has united area artists and arts lovers, offering a forum for collaboration and sharing. That networking has evolved into a vibrant support community, clearly on display at its Jan. 16 meeting. This gathering of nearly 30 joined forces at Davis Arts Center. Arts Alliance Davis meets every other month, at […]

Comings & Goings: Downtown getting more caffeinated

365体育滚球Pachamama Coffee Cooperative is returning to Davis, bringing another coffeehouse downtown. It fills the former Subway sandwich spot at 130 G St. The cooperative ran a Davis coffee bar inside Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St., from late 2013 to early 2016, but lost its lease. It has a booth on Saturday mornings at the Davis […]

January 12, 2020 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Comings & Goings: Burger Patch heads to Davis Commons as Pluto’s closes

Davis Commons remains a common conundrum. Pluto’s, the longest-lasting tenant at the 500 First St. center, closed on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the vegan fast-food restaurant Burger Patch hopes it has the right recipe, as it plans to fill the former Solomon’s Deli space. And Xfinity opened a store in the center on Dec. 13. Solomon’s and […]

December 29, 2019 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Comings & Goings: Blisworks gears up to merge with Ken’s

Blisworks Bikes is joining forces with Ken’s Bike-Ski-Board. It’s vacating Oak Tree Plaza to take over the bike shop at Ken’s. Open since July 2010, Blisworks was at 1340 E. Covell Blvd., Suite 107. It started moving to Ken’s on Dec. 8, and its last day of business was Saturday. Ken’s is at 650 G St. “After […]

December 15, 2019 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Comings & Goings: Aloha to Hawaiian BBQ, Chinese food and hot yoga

365体育滚球Tim’s Hawaiian BBQ opened this month at 247 Third St. It features Hawaiian plate lunches and bowls and other fried and barbecued food. Menu items include chicken katsu, barbecued chicken, pork or shortribs, fish and chips and fish tacos. There are even Hawaiian specialties like Loco Moco and Spam masubi. Many of the mains are […]

December 01, 2019 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Artists share news on holiday events, art venues

Davis artists and arts allies met Nov. 21 to collaborate about their holiday events and programs and learn about an unlikely arts event space in town. Arts Alliance Davis meets every other month, at rotating venues. It unites artists, civic and arts organizations, businesses, patrons and other community arts supporters. The meetings are open to […]

November 27, 2019 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Comings & Goings: I see a real See’s store in Davis

After coming and going as a seasonal store, See’s Candies is back in town, with a permanent storefront. It’s in The Marketplace, 1411 W. Covell Blvd., Suite 117, next to GNC. The store opened on Nov. 10. It plans a grand opening on Friday, Nov. 22, with a ribbon-cutting starting at 9:30 a.m. Store hours […]

November 17, 2019 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Comings & Goings: Vet center torn down; Mikuni moves

A Davis veterinary hospital near Highway 113 has been demolished. But don’t worry, no animals were harmed in the process. West Davis Veterinary Center closed for construction on Sept. 26. What began as a remodeling project evolved into a complete rebuild, Dr. Cara Bradley said. The 1970s-era building needed too many updates to meet modern […]

November 03, 2019 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Yolo A to Z 2019: Fall and winter are festive at Davis Farmers Market

The Davis Farmers Market is a premier destination in Yolo County year-round. But in fall and winter, patrons are in for special treats, from pumpkins to pies, and gift baskets to garlands. The market, at 301 C St., is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, and Wednesday afternoons. Every market has live music. […]

October 23, 2019 | Posted in Special Editions | Tagged

Doors open for The Door Shop, dim sum

As owners of MG Painting for more than 20 years, Matt Ginsburg and Chris Bluette were regulars at The Door Shop. When the Hibbert sisters announced their impending retirement last year, Ginsburg and Bluette hoped someone would step in to save The Door Shop and Hibbert Lumber Company business. After some nudging from fellow tradesmen and […]

October 20, 2019 | Posted in Comings and Goings | Tagged ,

New taco, burger and pizza options downtown

Summer brought a few significant business closures in Davis. But there’s still much to celebrate, including new restaurant options. Here’s a recap of recent developments downtown. El Patio Mexican restaurant opened last month at 200 E St. Owner Gabriel Ochoa also owns the El Patio at 1016 Gibson Road in Woodland. ———— BurgerIM is open […]

October 11, 2019 | Posted in Business | Tagged

New barre headed downtown

A new fitness center Pure Barre is moving into the former Mother & Baby Source spot at 714 Second St. Franchise owner Jenna Smith said Pure Barre is the largest barre studio in North America, with more than 500 locations. Smith is a Sacramento native and UC Davis alumna. She hopes to open the Davis […]

October 06, 2019 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Welcome 2019: Something for every body

From aqua aerobics to Zumba, Davis gets you moving Davis is a great place to find your fitness. Whether you’re on two wheels, two feet, or on all fours in down dog, the options are almost overwhelming. The city and UC Davis have miles of trails for running, walking and biking, and several public pools […]

September 22, 2019 | Posted in Welcome to Davis | Tagged ,
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