The 13-acre lot at Sylvan Corners had been used to house the old Sylvan Middle School Property, which was demolished this year. // Credit: Google Maps

City makes formal step toward buying old Sylvan property

Wondering what lies in store for the future of the 13-acre property at Sylvan Corners, once home to the now-demolished Sylvan Middle School?

In a new development since March, Citrus Heights Mayor Jeff Slowey confirmed in an April interview that the city has met with school district representatives and formally expressed interest in buying the property…

by · April 29, 2017 · Business, City Hall
Citrus Heights News Briefs: home invasion, night club update, top 20 leaders

Citrus Heights News Briefs: home invasion, night club update, top 20 leaders

Latest local news briefs include a proposal for a Latin-themed night club gaining unanimous approval following a public hearing, a home invasion robbery under investigation, and the latest “Top 20” list unveiled in celebration of Citrus Heights’ 20th birthday.

New Citrus Heights night club approved 6-0 by planning commission–
The owner of Alley Katz bar on Arcadia Drive received a green light from planning commissioners on Wednesday, allowing him to proceed with plans to reformat his facility into a Latin-themed night club. The new “Plush Restaurant and Lounge” will…

by · April 16, 2017 · Business, Community
A Taste of Citrus Heights will be held at the community center on April 28. // Image courtesy, GFWC Citrus Heights Women's Club

‘Taste of Citrus Heights’ event to offer local flavor, raise funds for CHPD

An upcoming all-you-can-eat fundraiser at the Citrus Heights Community Center on April 28 is promising to treat attendees with catered food and beverage tasting from several dozen local restaurants, incorporated with an evening of comedy, dance, and support for local police.

GFWC Citrus Heights Women’s Club President Kristy Hernandez, whose group is putting on the “Taste of Citrus Heights” event, said the evening will feature DJ Angelique Bianca, a silent auction and raffle, stand-up comedy, two hours of all-you-can-eat tasting, and a…

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

3-story Dignity Health building on Greenback still moving forward, officials say

Construction of a 68,000-square-feet medical office building on Greenback Lane is now expected to begin by the end of May, following an extended period of delays since being approved by the Citrus Heights city council in March 2015.

Although an official groundbreaking date for the project has not yet been set, Dignity Health Spokeswoman Brooke Burgess said on Monday that a contract is being finalized with the project’s developer, Panattoni Development Company. She said a construction start date will be announced “as soon as [the contract is] set…”

by · April 12, 2017 · Business
A map included in planning commission documents indicates the proposed area for a new Quick Quack Car Wash in Citrus Heights. // Courtesy, City of Citrus Heights

Public hearings set for proposed Citrus Heights night club, car wash

Two separate public hearings will be held during an April 12 Citrus Heights planning commission meeting, where commissioners are expected to make a decision on whether to approve a new Latin-themed night club in the Citrus Town Center and a new car wash near Antelope Road and Interstate 80.

One proposal seeks to transform the existing Alley Katz bar at 7942 Arcadia Drive into a night club called “Plush Restaurant and Lounge.” According to planning commission documents, the proposal has been made by the current owner of Alley Katz, Felipe Olvera, along with two business partners, who are seeking…

by · April 8, 2017 · Business
Vacant lots in front of Costco and Walmart in Citrus Heights have remained dormant for years. // CH Sentinel

Will the empty lots in front of Costco ever be developed?

Wondering what’s going on with those vacant pads in front of Costco and Walmart on Auburn Boulevard?

Although development at the Stock Ranch Plaza appears to have stalled since Applebee’s Bar & Grill opened in late 2015, CBRE Senior Vice President Jon Schultz, the property’s leasing agent, told The Sentinel in an update last Thursday that construction on a new building at the site is “ready to launch.” He also said several deals are currently pending with multiple future tenants…

by · April 1, 2017 · Business
The new Crepes & Burgers restaurant in Citrus Heights was recently featured on Good Day Sacramento, along with another business. // CH Sentinel

Three Citrus Heights businesses featured in recent ‘Good Day’ TV spots

Three recently opened businesses in Citrus Heights were featured on Good Day Sacramento over the past two weeks, with owners and representatives showing off local food, music, and a look inside a large memory care facility that opened in the city last November.

Kicking off the month on March 1, Good Day featured a several-minute TV spot inside the new Crepes & Burgers cafe on Auburn Boulevard. Chef’s showed off the large menu for cameras, focusing in on a Nutella dessert crepe and a…

by · March 11, 2017 · Business, Community
A rendering of the proposed new ARCO in Citrus Heights, as seen from Sunrise Boulevard. // Image courtesy, Barghausen Consulting

Take a Look: see 3 aerial, side views of proposed ARCO on Sunrise Blvd

The Sentinel has obtained these three renderings of the proposed new ARCO gas station and car wash at the corner of Sunrise Boulevard and Sungarden Drive. Images were provided by Barghausen Consulting, which is listed as the applicant for the project…

by · March 11, 2017 · Business
An architectural rendering shows the layout of a proposed ARCO gas station and car wash at the corner of Sunrise Boulevard and Sungarden Drive. // Image courtesy, Barghausen Consulting

Images of proposed Citrus Heights ARCO released; opposition continues

Artistic renderings of the proposed 24-hour ARCO on Sunrise Boulevard were presented to a group of residents and business owners Wednesday night, drawing some positive comments — but mostly objections from nearby residents.

In a meeting that was somewhat tense at times, Architect Dan Goalwin of Barghausen Consulting gave a short overview of the project, focusing on the layout being designed to be “very sympathetic to the neighborhood.” Knowing the audience was largely opposed to the proposal, he noted that the layout sought to address noise concerns by placing the car wash and dryer “as far away as possible” from homes located across the street on Sungarden Drive…

by · March 10, 2017 · Business
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…