In business news this week, Hunan moves across the street, Davis gets its own motorsports store, 2K Thai prepares to open KetMoRee and Burlington Coat Factory takes over Target’s old Woodland location.
209 D St.
Local Chinese favorite Hunan recently reopened at its new location, which is across the street from their old spot at the corner of 2nd and D Streets.
After being closed for nearly two weeks business is back to normal, but manager Sau Lee said Hunan hopes to eventually attract more customers at the new location.
“The new place is a lot better in that respect,” Lee said. “It’s more convenient and more noticeable from the street.“
Other than the setting nothing else has changed, he added. The new location is the same size, and still available are the same great food and inexpensive lunch specials for which Hunan is well-known.
5080 Chiles Road
After operating two stores in Dixon and Woodland, the Schroeder family has consolidated and moved to Davis.
The move has allowed the owners – Syd and Diane Schroeder and their son and daughter-in-law Herman and Michelle Schroeder – to expand and house all of their product lines under one roof.
Now located in the former Hanlees Ford complex, the extra space has allowed for more breathing room. Even since their grand opening last Saturday, the proprietors have noticed an upswing in business, said Diane Schroeder.
Their newest offerings include Adly scooters, which the Schroeders hope to market for around-town use, and U-Haul moving equipment that will be available for rent in the coming weeks.
Dixon Polaris also sells Polaris utility vehicles, Victory motorcycles, Triton trailers, Can-Am, Sea-Doo and a full line of Kawasaki products.
Store information is online at dixonpolaris.com.
Burlington Coat Factory
1280 East Gibson Road
Now occupying Target’s former place at the County Fair Mall in Woodland is Burlington Coat Factory.
As a cornerstone in the effort to revamp the County Fair Mall, the clothing retailer opened Mar. 13 and has been doing better than expected, said store manager Sal Marroquin.
“We offer more than coats,” he said. “People would be surprised at the amount of items we carry.“
Burlington offers a variety of name brand clothing and accessories “for the whole family,” including maternity, youth and baby attire – at discount prices.
Burlington currently employs about 70 associates at its Woodland location and is interviewing for night and weekend part-time positions.
238 G St.
2K Thai Food is moving from its location at 223 G St. to a bigger location at the corner of Third and G Streets.
The new restaurant is called KetMoRee and will open in the coming weeks. Featuring the same menu as 2K Thai, KetMoRee will include a bar and lounge area and greater seating capacity that the staff hopes will lessen wait times for customers.
“We are shooting to open the bar by this weekend,” said manager David Nguyen.
The restaurant is projected to open by Monday, he added, but the grand opening date will depend on some “finishing touches” yet to be completed in the main dining area. At the latest, KetMoRee will be fully operational by Picnic Day on Apr. 18.
500 First St., Suite 11
By mid-April Sacramento-based Mikuni Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar plans to open at the Davis Commons, its eighth location.
Though the former Fuzio location – which is moving to a larger site currently being built at 139 G St. – is only 2,000 square feet, the upscale and trendy sushi bar will feature an outside patio, full bar and seven big-screen HDTVs.
“We were thrilled to find this highly visible location in the heart of downtown Davis within walking distance from campus,” wrote Mikuni CEO Derrick Fong in a press release regarding the Davis location. “Davis is a wonderful community and Mikuni already has many loyal patrons here.“
Mikuni’s menu features more than 300 original sushi creations that blend traditional Japanese cuisine with American innovation.
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