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The Sears store at Sunrise Mall will be closing this summer, joining the demise of Toys ‘R’ Us and other brick-and-mortar retailers in the age of online retail domination. The Sears store at Roseville’s Westfield Galleria mall is also slated to close.
“We can confirm that we are closing the Sears store in Citrus Heights,” said Sears Holding Corp. Spokesman Howard Reifs in an email response to The Sentinel on Wednesday. “The store will close in mid-July 2018. The store will remain open for customers in the meantime and will begin its liquidation sales by April 27.”
Reifs did not respond to a question regarding why the store was closing, but told The Sacramento Bee on Tuesday that “Seritage Growth Properties is recapturing the Sears stores in Citrus Heights and Roseville as part of an agreement reached in 2015 between Seritage and Sears Holdings.”
According to a 2017 Business Insider report, Seritage, a real estate investment trust headed up by Sears CEO Eddie Lampert, has been able to triple rents by closing Sears stores and turning them over to higher-paying tenants. Lampert’s dual role as chairman of Seritage and CEO of Sears prompted a lawsuit regarding transactions between the two companies, which was settled for $40 million last year…
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The Citrus Heights Police Department announced the death of one of its former police dogs on Tuesday night, posting a photo of the K9 on social media along with a statement from the city’s police chief.
“Bruno kept many of our officers safe during the years, aided in numerous arrests throughout the region, and provided outstanding service to our community,” wrote Chief Ron Lawrence on the department’s official social media pages.
Responses from community members flooded in on Facebook within several hours of the announcement, with comments offering condolences along with several hundred “sad face” reactions and shares on the post.
“Thank you for your service [Bruno]… may you cross the rainbow bridge in peace knowing you did you job! RIP to his family and officers with LEO he assisted. Rest in peace good pup,” wrote one commenter. Another said “we are forever grateful for your service.”
A new fast-casual pizza restaurant is now open at the newly remodeled Alta Sunrise retail center in Citrus Heights, serving up custom 11-inch pizzas and offering a wide selection of beer and ciders on 20 taps.
Located at at 5450 Sunrise Blvd., a block away from the intersection of Sunrise Boulevard and Madison Avenue, the new PizzaRev features a “craft your own” pizza assembly process that allows diners to select from over 30 different toppings to customize their personal-size 11-inch pizzas, which are made in front of them and then baked in a 900-degree stone-bed oven in “under three minutes.”
Prices for a typical pizza run $8.99, with “double dough” or gluten-free options available for $1.50 more. Toppings range from various cheeses and meats, along with sun dried tomatoes, pineapple, basil, and artichoke hearts. A pesto sauce is also one of several finishing sauces offered to top off the meal.
Another feature of the restaurant is its self-pour beer and cider on tap, which allows diners to pour and pay by the ounce with a…
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