Business (featured)

PizzaRev plans to open a new 'flame-fired' pizza franchise in Citrus Heights later this year. // Courtesy, PizzaRev

These 6 restaurants and businesses plan to open in Citrus Heights this year

Yogurt. Coffee. Pizza. Southwestern food. What do all of these have in common? They’re all menu options at new restaurants slated to open in Citrus Heights by the end of 2017.

Restaurants and businesses already opened this year include Tres Hermanos Taqueria on Greenback Lane, Black Bear Diner at the corner of Madison Avenue and Sunrise Boulevard, Crepes & Burgers at 8000 Auburn Blvd., and a new raw pet food store near the corner of Sunrise Boulevard and Old Auburn Road.

Here are six more on tap to open this year…

An architectural rendering of what the renovated strip mall adjacent to Nation's restaurant on Sunrise Boulevard will look like. // Credit:

Outdated strip mall on Sunrise Blvd undergoing major face-lift

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Construction is currently underway to renovate a strip mall at the corner of Alta Sunrise Drive and Sunrise Boulevard in Citrus Heights, preparing the way for several new restaurants and retail shops.

The project’s architect, Mark Marvelli of Stafford King Wiese Architects, said the building is being “significantly remodeled” and will take approximately five to six months to complete the project…

The old Kmart on Auburn Boulevard closed down in 2016, with two new businesses set to take over in 2017.

Here’s what’s coming to the old Kmart lot in Citrus Heights

The old Kmart store on Auburn Boulevard is expected to undergo a facelift this year to accommodate both a discount retailer and a massive indoor trampoline arena in the 90,000-square-feet building.

Once listed in city documents as a potential spot for a new hotel in Citrus Heights, City Senior Planner Casey Kempenaar told The Sentinel the location on the northern border of the city is now in process to become a new Big Lots store and a Rebounderz arena…