A new report released this month shows median rental prices rose in Citrus Heights over the past 12 months by 10.8% percent, but dropped significantly elsewhere.
Despite the disruption of COVID-19 and related restrictions on businesses, Citrus Heights still welcomed new restaurants, retailers, and a grocery store in 2020.
Recently boarded up windows and doors at a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant are prominently visible to passersby on Greenback Lane, next door to where a Popeyes drive-thru is slated to take up a former Burger King.
In an overnight change last week, the former Baskin Robbins at 8125 Auburn Blvd. in Citrus Heights became an independent ice cream parlor, branded as “Sweet Treats Creamery.”
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A struggling Citrus Heights restaurant and its small staff were treated to an early Christmas gift, thanks to an unexpected wave of customers who came to the rescue after learning the business was barely surviving amid the coronavirus pandemic.
While some businesses are shut down or struggling to stay afloat amid COVID-19 restrictions and stay-at-home orders, others are hiring.
Jose Osuna opened Panchito Mexican Restaurant three years ago in Citrus Heights, fulfilling a dream of serving home-cooked food from 50 year old family recipes.