Business

Black Bear Diner will open in Citrus Heights on Feb. 13 // CH Sentinel

Opening date finally set for Black Bear Diner in Citrus Heights

The long-awaited opening date of Black Bear Diner near the corner of Sunrise Boulevard and Madison Avenue has finally been announced.

Jerry Mercer, a vice president of Black Bear Diner, told The Sentinel in an email on Thursday that the new Citrus Heights restaurant will open for the first time on Feb. 13. He said the diner will be open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, with hours extended to 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays…

by · February 4, 2017 · Business
Crepes & Burgers is scheduled to open on Jan. 30 on Auburn Boulevard. // CH Sentinel

Opening date finally set for new Crepes & Burgers restaurant

The long-awaited Crepes & Burgers restaurant on Auburn Boulevard will finally be opening its doors for business at the end of this month.

“We are super excited because we are finally ready to open this Jan. 30, 2017,” a post on the restaurant’s Facebook page announced Monday. The new eatery will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with menu options including…

by · January 28, 2017 · Business
An architectural rendering of what the renovated strip mall adjacent to Nation's restaurant on Sunrise Boulevard will look like. // Credit: skwarchitects.com

Outdated strip mall on Sunrise Blvd undergoing major face-lift

Updated Jan. 26, 8:54 a.m.–
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…

A group of about 40 residents and business owners gathered at city hall Wednesday night to discuss strategy for opposing a proposed ARCO gas station at Sunrise Blvd. and Sungarden Dr. // CH Sentinel

Residents organize, gather signatures to oppose new ARCO on Sunrise Blvd

About 40 residents and business owners gathered in the community room at city hall Wednesday night to discuss strategy for opposing a proposal to build an ARCO gas station and convenience store at the corner of Sunrise Boulevard and Sungarden Drive in Citrus Heights.

The proposal was submitted by Barghausen Consulting three months ago and resulted in enough vocal opposition and questions that the mayor previously called a special community meeting in…

by · January 21, 2017 · Business, Community
A boarded up door and front window are still left as indicators of a break-in at Once Upon a Child in Citrus Heights. // CH Sentinel

Windows smashed at kids used clothing store; gumball machine stolen

Owners of Once Upon a Child in Citrus Heights received an unwanted visit last week when their store’s front windows were shattered and a gumball machine filled with change was stolen.

Maxa Roe, who owns the children’s used toy and clothing store in the Citrus Town Center along with her husband Mike, told The Sentinel in a phone interview that her store was broken into before dawn on Jan. 10…

by · January 21, 2017 · Business, Police
Owner Vong "Dee" Cheak stands outside her donut shop on Sunrise Boulevard, where a new coffee drive-thru is poised to set up shop next to her. // CH Sentinel

Citrus Heights News Briefs: coffee conflict, police pursuit, Frost, sewage rates

Latest local news briefs include concerns over a new coffee drive-thru locating next to a donut shop, a Citrus Heights man being sought by Bay Area authorities, former mayor and councilwoman Sue Frost being sworn in as county supervisor, and details on another proposed rate increase for sewer-sanitation charges.

New coffee drive-thru approved on Sunrise; donut shop owner unhappy–
A proposed new Human Bean drive-thru coffee kiosk on Sunrise Boulevard near Old Auburn Road received unanimous planning commission approval on Jan. 11, giving the green light for work to begin on the project. Although…

by · January 15, 2017 · Business, Community
An architectural rendering of a new care facility in Citrus Heights was presented to the planning commission on Jan. 11.

Images: SummerPlace Living project in Citrus Heights

See architectural renderings and a site plan of the new SummerPlace care facility in Citrus Heights, as presented to the planning commission on Jan. 11, 2017

by · January 14, 2017 · Business
An architectural rendering of a new care facility in Citrus Heights was presented to the planning commission on Jan. 11.

This new 74000 sq ft facility is coming soon to Citrus Heights

Nearly a decade after receiving necessary permits from the city, construction work on a vacant 4.5-acre lot on Sunrise Boulevard in Citrus Heights is expected to finally move forward this year.

The 93-bed SummerPlace assisted living and memory care facility planned for 8220 Sunrise Blvd., located near the northern border of the city, originally received approval from the planning commission in 2008 — but the lot has continued to sit vacant for the past nine years…

by · January 14, 2017 · Business
A computer rendering of the new three-story medical office building on Greenback Lane, approved by Citrus Heights council members on March 26.

Images: new Dignity Health medical office building on Greenback Ln

See a computer rendering of the new three-story medical office building on Greenback Lane, approved by Citrus Heights council members on March 26, 2015.

by · January 5, 2017 · Business
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…

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