Comfort Suites UC Davis
1640 Research Park Drive
Davis, CA 95618
Phone: (530) 297-1500
Fax: (530) 297-1600
Armadillo Music has a solid reputation for stocking and offering a search service for music in all forms; special orders are welcome here. In both stores, you will find literally tens of thousands of new, used and collectible records, cassette tapes and compact discs. Many are out of print recordings, so if you are looking for Louis Armstrong's first album, or Fela Kute's latest, you will have a good chance of finding it here.
With local and nationally known author book-signings and lectures, storytelling, book club discussions, musical events and magic acts, this bookstore doubles as a cultural center. The book inventory is extensive and features a large local Davis section. The knowledgeable staff (UCD English majors and former librarians, among others), pride themselves on the efficiency of their out-of-print book searches.
Heron Technologies has certified technicians who can repair IBM clones and Macintosh computers. The technicians have the capability of building computers, as well, "from the ground up" to exact customer specifications. Dealing with more than 20 wholesalers in California, the staff usually can build to specification with non-proprietary parts in two or three days. It also carries diverse software including games, and perhaps the largest selection of computer cables in Davis.
Borders Books sets a laid-back tone for this mall. Next in line around the curving sidewalks, facades and outdoor patio is Jamba Juice and healthy smoothies. In the middle is Fuzios with a plethora of pastas and martinis. Plutos offers a smorgasbord of greens, meats, veggies and sweets. Also, you can find a Bath and Body Works, a GAP store, and gift shops with unique items. When you are finished with shopping or want to take a break, you can walk through the garden or sit on the patio.
Are bicycles your passion? Then your one-stop-shop has got to be the B & L Bike Shop in Davis. Access all kinds of information on bikes here; plus, they have several bikes from around the world on sale! Moreover, you can go in for a body scan to see which bicycle suits your body best, or get a ‘fit kit'-a tool kit to redo your bike as per your needs. If buying one is too much trouble, you can also rent them out at a meagre cost. Repairs and overhauls are also performed with utmost dexterity and professionalism. Check out the website for cycling tips, new bike models, accessories, coupons, specials and more.
Newsbeat is the place to find newspapers and other periodical reading materials. Hundreds of titles in stock include Analog Science Fiction to Zoetrope (a literary magazine). Teen fan, sports, music, movie, travel, photography and other genre magazines are available as well. More Northern California newspapers (including a comprehensive selection of alternative press publications) than you might imagine, as well as New York and Washington dailies are available. Tobacco products include a huge variety of cigars that aficionados will appreciate, plus cigarettes and snuff.
The Davis Farmers Market was started in 1975 by a small group of local farmers, and today it is one of the biggest market fairs in the city! A well-known tourist attraction site it is open all year round. You can find a wide range of fruits, vegetables, organic produce, baked goods, flowers and plants here. On some summer evenings the market hosts a ‘Picnic in the Park', where everyone is welcome! You can sample foods, watch jugglers in action, take in live musical performances and savor scrumptious snacks. Take the kids along and have fun!
All Things Right And Relevant is a non-profit thrift and consignment shop. The items are slightly used and are sold at bargain prices. On any given day, the shop may have bobby socks, penny loafers, madras shirts, bell-bottom trousers, or even a bridesmaid's dress or two available. Occasionally, the inventory includes interesting trinkets such as Hula Hoops, hoop earrings, faux-pearl necklaces, high-heeled tennis shoes or rhinestone-studded sunglasses. Half the fun, of course, is hunting for the bargain.
This thrift store offers quality goods ranging from men's and women's clothing to computer hardware and a variety of books and tapes. Reflecting the general affluence of the Davis community, this store sometimes offers an incredible deal or two depending on recent donations. The retro decorator will find unusual and unique items for the home or office. Other goods offered include kitchenware, computer software, furniture, small appliances and occasionally large appliances.
Just east of Highway 113, this outdoor mall offers a promenade, featuring fountains and cafe seating surrounding an ample parking lot. The anchor merchants include a major grocery store and drug outlet. In between some of the more eclectic shops include a gourmet food shop, a greeting card outlet, several restaurants, a health food shop and a sporting goods discount warehouse. There is also a coffee house that offers gourmet bulk beans as well.
Anchored by three large department stores and a discount outlet, this mall on the southern outskirts of Woodland has a lot to offer shoppers. There are outlets of clothes for both men and women. A bookstore, gift shops, an optometrist, beauty shops and an electronics store are examples of other stores in this mall. Several local and chain restaurants provide everything from pizza to donuts in the food court, which is also the site of occasional concerts.
One of the most popular stores in Old Sacramento, every square inch of this store is packed with the most outrageous gag gifts, novelties, crazy greeting cards, costumes and, most of all, laughing shoppers. The entire second floor is dedicated to Halloween costumes. Nostalgia fans will find Hollywood, TV stars, shows, and film memorabilia. Words used to describe Evangeline's have included zany, amazing, delightful, silly, and "you must be kidding".