Comings & Goings: Burger Patch, Pure Barre make their debuts
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Comings & Goings: Burger Patch, Pure Barre make their debuts

Meatless lunch and dinner options expanded Monday when Burger Patch opened in Davis Commons.

Owners Phil and Danea Horn launched their first restaurant in Sacramento a year ago, at 2301 K St., and plan to open more in Northern California. There’s also a stand inside the Golden 1 Center. The 1,500-square-foot Davis eatery is twice the size of the Sacramento Burger Patch. Danea Horn has a connection to Davis; she’s a Ph.D. candidate in agriculture and resource economics at UC Davis.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. It’s in the former Solomon’s Deli spot at 500 First St., Suite 9.

Burger Patch’s menu focuses on plant-based alternatives, and organic and non-GMO ingredients. It uses sustainable packaging, and urges reduction of animal-based food consumption to help the environment. It features Beyond Meat products, faux pulled pork, agave milkshakes, and Daiya cheese. The Horns plan to add beer and wine to the Davis menu soon.


Pure Barre opened Thursday in the former Mother and Baby Source space at 714 Second St.

Davis franchise owner Jenna Smith said the studio will offer classes every day — 25 per week at first. Class times start as early as 5 a.m. and as late as 6 p.m. Reservations are required.

Smith explained the process: “When people come in to take class, they check in on their Pure Barre app. … They then stop at our sanitization station before entering the studio, where they find their own station to keep their personal belongings with them. At each station, we have all equipment sanitized and ready to go for each class, as well as personal hand sanitizers. Once class is over, each person is given an anti-bacterial/virus wipe to use on their equipment. … People exit the studio through a different door to limit cross-contamination.” After each class, staff members fog the room with an EPA-approved disinfectant.

Pure Barre offers “total-body workouts focused on low-impact, high-intensity movements that lift and tone muscles and improve strength, agility and flexibility for every body.”

Davis has another barre-focused studio, Yolo Barre, which is back open for in-person classes. It’s at 4625 Second St.


Fitness centers continue to re-emerge. Exercise facilities not mentioned in previous columns include Barefoot Yoga Studio, which reopened to in-person practices starting Saturday. It has offered Zoom classes for more than two months, and will continue the livestream option for those who want to do yoga from 凯发体育官方sporthome. It’s at 1015 Olive Drive, Suite B.

Likewise for Kaya Yoga. It starts in-person classes on Monday, at 612 Fourth St. Online classes will still be available.

The rock-climbing gym Rocknasium, 720 Olive Drive, Suite S, reopened on June 15 ­— to current and former members only. Hours are 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. weekdays, and 9:45 a.m. to 11 p.m. on weekends. Masks are required, even while climbing. Classes, showers and rental equipment are off-limits, and there are restrictions on how many patrons may be in one area at a time.


Bars, breweries and winery tasting rooms are opening up.

Sudwerk Brewing Co. reopened on June 12 for onsite dining and drinking. It’s at 2001 Second St., with a large outdoor space with a six-person max per table. Seating is by assignment. Hours are noon to 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays for dine-in and drive-thru/to-go sales. It’s also open Tuesdays through Thursdays, 4-7 p.m., for that takeout service.

Three Mile Brewing, 231 G St., Suite 3, opened Thursday. Hours are 4 to 10 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, noon to 10 Saturdays, and noon to 6 Sundays.

As of Thursday, Dunloe Brewing and Super Owl Brewing remain to-go only. Dunloe’s curbside takeout hours are Tuesdays and Fridays, 4-7 p.m. at 1606 Olive Drive. Super Owl’s pickups are 3 to 6 p.m. Fridays and Sundays at 1260 Lake Blvd., Suite 121.

De Vere’s Irish Pub now allows patrons to drink outside and order meals in takeout containers, all during its regular to-go hours at 217 E St. However, it’s closed this weekend for repairs and improvements. And G Street WunderBar, 228 G St., is back open with limited hours.

Tommy J’s Grill expanded its menu, offering counter service with limited outdoor seating, as well as takeout and delivery. It’s taking a break from prepackaged dinner special to focus on its new patio seating. The restaurant is part of Froggy’s, at 726 Second St.

Uncle Vito’s Slice of N.Y. reopened at 524 Second St. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays through Wednesdays, and 11:30 a.m. to midnight Thursdays through Saturdays.


Oak Tree Animal Rehabilitation recently opened inside Acorn Veterinary Clinic, 1340 Covell Blvd., Suite 101.

The vet clinic’s hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, but rehabilitation services are offered primarily on Tuesdays and Fridays. Those hours will expand as the need increases.

Owners are vets Sally Borges and Waka Blair. Blair also has certification in the Canine Rehabilitation Certificate Program. They focus on companion animals like dogs, cats and rabbits.

The rehabilitation service is “designed to improve the quality of life for injured, post-operative and senior pets, using the latest technologies and methods of physical therapy for animals,” staff member Kendra Williams said. Treatments “include hydrotherapy, utilizing an underwater treadmill, acupuncture, laser therapy, pulsed electromagnetic field therapy, as well as manual therapy and therapeutic exercise.”


Personal care services like massage therapy, nail salons, tattoo parlors, and aestheticians were allowed to open in Yolo County as soon as Friday.

Some of the reopenings include Spa Central, 1111 Kennedy Place, Suite 6, which plans to open the week of June 22.

Massage Envy, 110 F St., Suite C, announced it will reopen Monday. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Meanwhile, Milestones Movement moved to a new location, with an updated name. Milestones Movement Therapy is at 1801 Hanover Drive, Suite D. Its former address was 2732 Fifth St., Unit A.

The new facility is larger and allows the expansion of services, with two massage rooms and a larger gym. It offers full body massage, medical or injury-specific massage, cupping, Gua Sha massage, kinesiology taping, NormaTec (pulsing compression massage for muscle recovery), movement rehabilitation, and personal and small-group training for functional movement and mobility.


SwimAmerica Davis is back open for baby classes and upper-level swim instruction (Levels 8-10). These are lower-touch classes and camps. Swim camps for ages 4 to 10 began June 15 and continue all summer. Owner Rose Cholewinski hopes to add more classes and camps as restrictions loosen. Its address is 2121 Second St.


Pence Gallery, 212 D St., is open by appointment from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays in June.

“We are aiming to reopen to the public for our normal hours … by late June,” Director Natalie Nelson said. Call 530-758-3370 or email [email protected] for a free appointment. (Normal hours were 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesdays through Sundays). “Visitors must wear a mask, and they are welcome to come with up to four other people.”


I continue to update and add details to my Google spreadsheet of businesses affected by COVID-19, at In it, there are sheets for Restaurants-open, Restaurants-closed, Businesses-retail, Businesses-service, Special hours (for seniors or compromised shoppers), and Gifting Stimulus Program beneficiaries. The notes mention if they are black-owned businesses. Please email [email protected] to suggest changes.

The following restaurants remain closed temporarily due to COVID-19: Crepeville, Delta of Venus, D Street Steakhouse and Sam’s Mediterranean Cuisine.

New on the permanent closures list is La Piñata Mexican Grill, which has vacated its space and removed its signage at 305 First St. The bubble-tea shop On Tap in University Mall is closed, with its sign removed and restaurant cleared out. As I reported last week, Bistro 33 and City Hall Tavern are closed for good.

BurgerIM has a sign saying it will reopen on June 22. Nami Sushi appears to be back open. Crepeville expects to reopen in early July.


Davis businesses are banding together to support each other. Heather Caswell, owner of The Wardrobe, just established the Davis Mentorship Program, which “aims to support existing local small business owners and inspire and attract new small business owners to our community,” she said.

The task force, in coordination with the Davis Downtown Business Association, also includes Vanessa Errecarte of Marketing Simplified, Heidy Kellison of Downtown NorCal, Lee Pflugrath of Yolo Berry Yogurt, Marne McGuiness, former owner of Alphabet Moon toys, and former Davis City Council member Rochelle Swanson. The mentorship program launches June 30, and is available to all small businesses in Davis.


J.C. Penney announced on June 16 that it would soon close 136 stores, updating a previous number of 154. Neither list includes the Woodland store. The chain filed for bankruptcy in May.


There’s a sign up for Corabella’s Restaurant, filling the former Perry’s Cozy Diner building at590 N. East St., Woodland.


I reported in January that RDM Entertainment & Audio Visual Rentals and Main Street Music Lesson Studios in Woodland expanded as Davids’ Broken Note moved to a larger spot in downtown Woodland. Now, Rosendale’s 88 Keys Academy is taking over the music studios at 527 Main St. in Woodland.

Pianist Jia-Min Rosendale manages the music studios, which provide private lessons in piano, violin, guitar, ukulele, voice, trumpet, trombone and more. “Teachers (currently seven) are highly experienced, still performing, and have a heart for teaching. And best of all, you can be of any age and be at any level,” she said.

Kindermusik is a new addition as well, with classes starting in August for ages 6 and younger. “This is a fun, developmentally appropriate music education program that brings the child and parent together to learn and experience music from all over the world. These engaging classes are research-based, age-specific and provide the groundwork for language, literacy, math and social/emotional skills.”

— Wendy Weitzel is a Davis writer and editor. Her column runs on Sundays. Check for frequent updates on her Comings & Goings Facebook and Instagram pages. If you know of a business coming or going in the area, contact her at [email protected]



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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