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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: Think big by shopping small

How can you help the local economy while sheltering in place? Support small, local businesses and their products. Tuesday was the “Great American Takeout,” where people were urged to support local restaurants. Truth is, one day is good for raising awareness but it’s going to take many more. Try sticking to your normal routine. If […]

Comings & Goings: Eat like your community depended on it

Where do I start? I have a few traditional Comings & Goings announcements in this column but even those have been affected by COVID-19. When I considered how to best cover all of these business changes, I realized there was one key message: Your spending choices matter. Sure, it’s easy to shop on Amazon or […]

Comings & Goings: Hold that ax, boba’s more of a sure thing

An ax-throwing business is still seeking approval to come to Davis. Smart Axe wants to open at 720 Olive Drive, Suite U2, near Rocknasium. The premise is a fun outlet and team-building activity where patrons throw an ax at a target. On Feb. 25, the City Council conducted an initial review of amendments to several […]

Comings & Goings: Will ax-throwing business make the cut?

365体育投注Changes for Avid Reader, Davis Commons, Zen Toro, Mexican News doesn’t go on vacation when I do. So, find a comfy place to read this long catch-up column … An ax-throwing business is looking to come to Davis. Doug Link, owner of The Smart Axe, is asking the city for a zoning amendment, to allow […]

February 23, 2020 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Comings & Goings: Is another large retailer leaving Davis?

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 […]

January 26, 2020 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

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

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

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
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