Citrus Heights RadioShack closes after company files for bankruptcy

Lights were off, shelves were empty and phone rang unanswered this week, as the RadioShack on Greenback Lane officially closed its doors for the final time — the result of bankruptcy terms the corporation filed in court February 5.

Prior to closing, the Citrus Heights location had been operating as a limited-stock “clearance center” since January 3, with signs advertising 25 to 50 percent off on items. After the corporation’s bankruptcy filings earlier this month, those signs were replaced with deeper discounts and a “last days” countdown on the front window.

The Citrus Heights RadioShack store had been open since 1978, according to the store manager.

Future use of the 7405 Greenback Lane location is unknown, although the company’s largest shareholder, Standard General, has announced plans to purchase about half of RadioShack’s 4,000 company-owned stores and turn them into store-within-a-store Sprint locations…

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99 Cents Only store logo, 99 cents store sign. Photo by Luke Otterstad

99 Cents Only Stores plan to open new Citrus Heights location

Offering prices at a penny lower than the Dollar Tree across the street, a new 99 Cents Only store plans to open this summer in the old Orchard Supply Hardware lot at the corner of Greenback Lane and San Juan Avenue.

Boasting more than 350 stores in California, Nevada, Arizona and Texas, the “deep-discount retailer” chose to include Citrus Heights as part of an ongoing regional expansion effort, according to the company’s Senior Vice President of Real Estate Development & Property Management, Jesse Allen.

“Sacramento and its surrounding area represents a core market for 99 Cents Only Stores,” said Allen in an email statement to The Sentinel, identifying why the company had chosen Citrus Heights for the new location. “We wanted to expand our ability to continue serving our community in this area…”

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Applebee's restaurant

New Applebee’s bar & grill to open in Citrus Heights

Ever wonder when those empty lots in front of the Auburn Boulevard Costco and Walmart would be filled?

Plans to bring a new 5,400 square feet Applebee’s restaurant to the Stock Ranch Plaza in Citrus Heights are currently under way, with a company executive saying the new location should open by…

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Smart and Final, Citrus Heights

Citrus Heights to gain 200 jobs with proposed shopping center

The Citrus Heights Planning Commission gave unanimous approval Wednesday for a developer’s 5.7-acre proposal to bring several new restaurants, retail stores and a Smart & Final to the old Capital Nursery lot at Sunrise Boulevard and Madison Avenue.

According to the Commission’s agenda packet, the proposal would demolish about 18,000 square feet of existing improvements, and construct nearly 50,000 square feet of commercial buildings in their place — along with adding an equal amount of landscaping, and 276 parking spots.

In addition to the Smart & Final Extra! store, a project description for “Capital Nursery Plaza” lists proposed tenants to be Moe’s Southwest Grill, Black Bear Diner, and potentially a financial institution as well as a “gelato/ice cream/frozen yogurt concept.” The drive-thru restaurant was not identified in the documents, but a use permit was requested to allow it to be in operation 24-hours-a-day…

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Community votes online for “Best of Citrus Heights” businesses

Through the end of January, Citrus Heights consumers have an opportunity to vote online for which local businesses they think deserve to win a “Best of Citrus Heights” annual award from the Chamber of Commerce.

Featuring over 200 local businesses in a total of 34 categories this year, the Chamber’s “Best of Citrus Heights” website lets visitors vote on the best business in each category – ranging from choices between just three businesses listed in smaller categories like car washes and catering, to as many as 18 businesses in categories like automotive services.

In 2013, over 5,000 votes were cast to determine winners in 26 categories that year, with winning businesses earning the right to use the “Best of Citrus Heights” logo on their website and marketing material…

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