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By Mike Hazlip–
Construction is continuing at 6128 San Juan Ave. for a new Green Acres location near the 99 Cents Only store at Greenback Lane and San Juan Avenue.
While initial information provided to The Sentinel indicated the front facade of the building would remain intact, a video released by the company Friday showed a construction vehicle pulling a large exterior wall down in a cloud of dust. “Big things are happening,” the company said in an accompanying post.
Plans include a 24,297-square-foot building with an additional acre of outdoor and greenhouse space. Construction is expected to be completed in spring 2021.
Citrus Heights will be the sixth location for the locally owned company. Other locations include Elk Grove, Folsom, Rocklin, Roseville, and Sacramento. The nursery and garden supply business began with the Roseville location in 2003, according to the company’s website.
A case study presented by the commercial real estate agency Osborne Group, describes Green Acres’ unique needs in seeking the right area for its locations. Selecting a location with a large outdoor space for plants is just one important factor for Green Acres.
For their Folsom, Rocklin, and Elk Grove locations, Green Acres required “above average demographics, excellent visibility and exposure, high daily traffic counts and distinctive market presence,” the Osborne Group said. High visibility and traffic counts at the intersection of Greenback Lane and San Juan Avenue likely were a good match for the plant nursery in selecting its Citrus Heights location.
Green Acres locations are also known to host community workshops and events related to gardening. The new business will be the first dedicated nursery in the area since the closure of Capitol Nursery in 2012.
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