Visitors and new arrivals in Davis may find Covell vs. Cowell Boulevard confusing. Some people still haven't gotten it right after three years. To make things more confusing, both streets have their own Safeway, Dos Coyotes and Nugget.
- Covell (co-VELL) is a long, straight street that runs east to west across North Davis. (Old timers in Davis pronounce it "CO-vul.")
- Cowell (COW-el) is a somewhat long snaking street that serves South Davis. As you take E Street from Downtown, E turns into Richards Boulevard, and then Richards turns into Cowell.
Two facts make matters more complex: