Two Modesto restaurants, one around for a long time and one significantly newer, have new owners and new names. In one case, the change is drastic; in the other, a significant shift but not a complete upheaval.
One of Modesto’s oldest fitness clubs is undergoing an evolution. Right down to the name. Fitness Evolution announced this week it had taken over the Modesto Court Room, a McHenry Avenue institution for 36 years.
Former middle school teacher Darlene Dover opened a higher-end boutique in 2008 and has been expanding ever since. In 2011, Dover opened a second store on Main Street in Turlock. The following year, she opened a store in Modesto’s McHenry Village. And just last week, a new Envy opened on North Blackstone Avenue in Fresno.
Daydreams & Nightmares, a longtime Modesto costume rental and theatrical makeup shop, moved into a new location earlier this year. Since the move, owner Dana Walters said, strange things have been happening.
Dunkin’ Donuts announced this week it will open in Modesto on Aug. 26. The chain’s Modesto location is at 1320 Standiford Ave., formerly occupied by a Boston Market and notable because it’s across the street from Mr. T’s Delicate Donut, a longstanding and popular independent shop.