A sign taped to the door of the Denny's restaurant at 6215 Sunrise Blvd. in Citrus Heights tells diners the restaurant has closed its doors for good. // CH Sentinel

Denny’s restaurant in Citrus Heights abruptly closes

By Hazel Ford–
As of 10 p.m. Wednesday, the formerly 24-hour Denny’s restaurant at 6215 Sunrise Blvd. in Citrus Heights is no longer open for business.

“We would like to thank everyone for your loyalty over the years. We will no longer be open at this location, but do encourage you to visit us at one of our many other locations,” read a statement taped on the front door of the restaurant on Wednesday night. “Thank you all again for your business, friendships, and loyalty over the years.”

by · July 20, 2017 · Business
A long-vacant retail store lies vacant at the corner of Auburn Boulevard and Antelope Road, one of several vacant storefronts a new business association hopes to see filled. // CH Sentinel

New business association envisions bright future for Auburn Boulevard

By Hazel Ford–
A newly formed business association is planning big for the future of a high-traffic corridor in Citrus Heights. The Auburn Boulevard Business Association, or ABBA, is currently working to develop a strategy to help make Auburn Boulevard a vibrant destination for tourists and residents alike.

“Our vision is to make Auburn Boulevard a destination point,” ABBA Chairman Richard Hale told The Sentinel. “We get a lot of traffic along that corridor, but we want to make it a destination for if you want to dine out for the evening or if you need any kind of services.”

by · July 16, 2017 · Business
Bo Urban Corner opened in Citrus Heights in January 2017. // CH Sentinel

Food Review: new Vietnamese restaurant in Citrus Heights earns 5-stars

Decorated with strings of colorful flags, Bo Urban Corner presents a new modern and clean storefront on San Juan Avenue. Entering on a recent weekday, my companions and I took our seats and were given tall glasses of ice water while we considered our orders.

Freeman Nguyen, who co-owns the small eatery at the corner of San Juan and Sperry Drive with his son, made conversation with us while we deliberated, explaining the meals offered at the restaurant. The urban eatery has a simple menu with three main choices…

by · July 8, 2017 · Business
A new Checkers restaurant is planned to open in Citrus Heights. // PRNewswire

Checkers: Local franchisee plans new burger drive-thru in Citrus Heights

Seasoned fries, big burgers, chicken wings and milkshakes will soon be served up in Citrus Heights at a new drive-thru restaurant on Auburn Boulevard, if everything goes as planned.

Local Franchisee Ben Aibuedefe told The Sentinel his new Checkers drive-thru is planned for the corner of Grand Oaks and Auburn Boulevards, next to the Fireside Lanes bowling alley. He said the location will likely be around 1,000 square feet in size and won’t have any indoor seating, but will have a walk-up window and a few outdoor seats — a typical setup seen at Checkers around the country…

by · July 1, 2017 · Business
A colorful display of an order of chicken tikka masala and a side order of naan bread and rice. // CH Sentinel

Food Review: Kabab N Tikka offers Pakistani-Indian flavor in Citrus Heights

Back-set from Greenback Lane in a largely unnoticed strip mall near San Juan High School, the front window of “Kabab N Tikka” is decorated with pictures of various ethnic dishes that diners will find offered inside.

Entering the Pakistani-Indian restaurant on a recent afternoon, my companion and I had the place to ourselves, and were able to enjoy the quiet as we considered our options for lunch and glanced around at the ethnic jewelry and garments on the walls. We were pleasantly surprised to find the restaurant fairly affordable, with most appetizers and dishes running from 3 to 13 dollars…

by · June 21, 2017 · Business
Life Foods' all-organic production facility in Citrus Heights sits off Greenback Lane, next to Bubba's Car Wash. // CH Sentinel

All-organic production facility in Citrus Heights now supplying Whole Foods

Thousands of cars pass by it every day on Greenback Lane, although drivers likely haven’t given thought to what goes on inside the 8,500-square-feet building located next to Bubba’s Car Wash.

Hawaii-based Life Foods, Inc. opened its all-organic food production facility in Citrus Heights in 2015, followed by the grand opening of Nourish Cafe the following year in a section of the same building…

by · June 18, 2017 · Business
A Memorial Day Ceremony at Sylvan Cemetery began with a solemn march through the graveyard, led by Citrus Heights police motorcycles and CHPD's Honor Guard. // CH Sentinel

Citrus Heights News Briefs: Memorial Day, bar license revoked, Chipotle fraud

Latest local news briefs include a credit card security breach affecting the Citrus Heights Chipotle restaurant, a local bar losing its alcohol license, and a Memorial Day ceremony held to honor the fallen at Sylvan Cemetery.

KCRA: Inferno Bar and Grill loses alcohol license after investigation, arrests–
In a news report on Friday, KCRA 3 said the Inferno Sports Bar and Grill in Citrus Heights had its alcohol license revoked by the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control on June 1. The bar, located on the outskirts of the city at 5948 Auburn Blvd., has been closed since 2016 after authorities said undercover ABC agents were able to…

by · June 3, 2017 · Business, Community
File photo, Sourdough & Co., Roseville location. A new location is slated to open in Citrus Heights in June. // CH Sentinel

New Citrus Heights sandwich shop to offer soups, salads and fresh bread

Citrus Heights will soon be home to another eatery this summer, with Sourdough & Co. planning to open a new sandwich shop on Sunrise Boulevard.

Sourdough & Co. Spokeswoman Linda Janco told The Sentinel last week that the company’s new location is targeting an opening date “toward the end of June.” The new shop will replace an old Cash for Gold business at 5437 Sunrise Blvd., next to the Habit Burger Grill…

by · May 31, 2017 · Business
Leaders from Dignity Health and the City of Citrus Heights participate in a ceremonial groundbreaking on May 23 at the site of a new 3-story medical building at Greenback Lane and Fountain Square Drive. // CH Sentinel

Medical building finally breaks ground in Citrus Heights; set for 2019 opening

Officials donned hard hats and dug in shovels Tuesday morning at a groundbreaking ceremony at the corner of Greenback Lane and Fountain Square Drive, marking the long-awaited beginning of construction on a new $30 million Dignity Health medical office building.

“We couldn’t be more excited to be here today as we break ground,” said Sigrid Owyang, operations vice president for Dignity Health Medical Foundation, to the assembled crowd of about a hundred people who attended the May 23 ceremony…

by · May 24, 2017 · Business, City Hall
Flaming Mountain, a new sushi and barbecue restaurant, plans to open this summer on Greenback Lane. // CH Sentinel

All-you-can-eat sushi restaurant to replace old La Placita Dos on Greenback

A 5,000-square-feet building on Greenback Lane, once home to a popular Mexican restaurant in Citrus Heights, is undergoing an extensive remodel by new owners to allow for a new flavor of food to be offered under the new name — Flaming Mountain.

As an “Asian fusion” restaurant, the new restaurant will offer a mix of sushi and barbecue, according Yvone Wan, a spokeswoman for Flaming Mountain. She said the restaurant will be “completely different” from the previous layout, with large sushi and…

by · May 20, 2017 · Business