SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — It’s another sign downtown Sacramento is not just a place for work and nightlife, but a place more people now call home.
The downtown grid is now getting a grocery store, as Raley’s plans to open a new brand of grocery store called Market 5-One-5.READ MORE: 'I Saw The Suffering In People's Faces: Sacramento Man Finds Strollers For War-Torn Refugees
The first location will be on 10th and R streets.
Brook Yarnell lives across the street.
“I mean it’s an really exciting time to be here. They’re putting in more restaurants and shops and bars all the time which is why we live downtown,” Yarnell said.
Besides bars and restaurants on the R Street corridor, now an old furniture warehouse will be transformed into a Raley’s-owned grocery store.
It’s right in the heart of where everything is changing,” Raley’s supermarket owner Mike Teel said. “There’s a lot of energy down there.”READ MORE: City To Vote On Project That Would Add Speed Bumps To More Sacramento Neighborhoods
The new grocery brand called Market 5-ONE-5 will be health conscious, farm-to-fork, and offer dine-in service with local beers on tap. The ONE stands for Organics, Nutrition and Education.
Teel hopes the new Market 5-ONE-5 brand will become a downtown Sacramento staple.
“People moving in to the center of the city, they need to be served too, with a supermarket, and this is one way that we think we can really appeal to a different clientele base, by opening up a Market 5-ONE-5 right there in the heart of R street,” Teel said.
Market 5-ONE-5 will compete with stores like the Sacramento Food Co-op.
It’s opening coincides with a push by city leaders to build 10,000 new housing units downtown. Sacramento City Councilman Steve Hansen says adding a grocery store will help the city attract more development.
“I think that kind of stuff shows the builders that the market will be there when they build,” Hansen said.MORE NEWS: Massive Outdoor Recreation Area Nears Opening In Elk Grove
Market 5-ONE-5 is set to open in the spring of 2017. Forty employees will be hired.