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The building formerly home to Bischoff’s Medical Supply at the corner of Antelope Road and Auburn Boulevard has been vacated, as of March 7, 2023. // M. Hazlip

By Mike Hazlip—
A business operating at the high-traffic intersection of Antelope Road and Auburn Boulevard has moved out of Citrus Heights to consolidate with their other Roseville location.

In an un-dated announcement on the company’s website, Bischoff’s Medical Supply said the business “lost our lease” and would be moving from the 7725 Auburn Blvd. location on Feb. 24.

“Citrus Heights (store) will be MOVING and no longer at the corner of Sunrise and Antelope. Thank you for your understanding and ongoing support!” the announcement says.

An employee at the Roseville store at 118 Sunrise Ave. who was contacted by The Sentinel on Tuesday referred all questions to a manager, who could not be immediately reached for comment. The employee confirmed the move came at the end of the lease but could not give any further details.

Sentinel staff observed the Citrus Heights location had already been vacated inside by Mar. 7 and signage had been removed from the building.

The business offers medical supplies such as lift chairs, scooters, wheelchairs, walkers, and other devices to assist people living with various disabilities. The company’s website says it has been family owned since 1917.

Bischoff’s opened at the Auburn Boulevard location in 2017, and previously operated a store near Leatherby’s in the Family Fitness-anchored Ancil Hoffman Shopping Center at Sunrise Boulevard and Antelope Road.

A Bischoff’s manager previously told The Sentinel that opening the Auburn Boulevard location was an effort to gain better visibility. Prior to Bischoff’s, the store was home to a wireless retailer, but the corner commercial lot had been vacant several years.

Rich Hale, former president of the Auburn Boulevard Business Association, told The Sentinel in a 2017 report that he was pleased to see the vacancy filled at the high-profile intersection, saying “nothing good comes from a vacant building.”

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